Respiratory Care equipment

Respiratory Care

Presently, College of DuPage offers combined CRT and RRT education for Respiratory Care Practitioners. The Respiratory Care program is an intensive, full-time, two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program includes classroom instruction and clinical practice two days a week at local hospital affiliates.

The goal of the Respiratory Care Program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Please note: This program requires a separate admission process in addition to acceptance to College of DuPage.

Articulation Plans for Respiratory Care Students

Concordia Bachelor of Arts - Healthcare Management (3+1)
NIU Bachelors of Science - Health Sciences (Degree Completion Emphasis)

Program Accreditation

The two-year Entry into Respiratory Care Professional program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

P. O. Box 54876
Hurst, TX 76054-4876
(815) 283-2835 

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

  • 3-year time period being reported
  • CRT credentialing success
  • RRT credentialing success
  • Achievement of the high cut score on the TMC Exam (beginning 2018)
  • Retention (Attrition)
  • Job Placement
  • Overall Graduate Satisfaction
  • Overall Employer Satisfaction
  • On-time Graduation Rate
  • Total number of program enrollees
  • Total number of program graduates
  • Maximum Annual Enrollment

Data for all accredited programs, including College of DuPage, #200388


Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.