Respiratory Care

3-Year Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

The respiratory care degree is designed to prepare students to function with intelligence, skills, and behaviors of a registered respiratory therapist through various technical courses and clinical experiences. These experiences include cardiopulmonary assessment, basic care in oxygen, aerosol, hyperinflation, bronchial hygiene therapies, critical care, physiologic monitoring, cardiopulmonary diagnostics and rehabilitation, home care, as well as perinatal and pediatric respiratory care. The primary purpose of respiratory care is to aid the physician in the diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with lung and/or heart disease.

The religion, humanities, social sciences, math, and sciences courses assist the student to develop an understanding of self, the environment, and one’s relationship to life and service. In addition, the respiratory care student will study the expanded therapist’s role in the health care system including research, leadership, management, and education.


View the admissions requirements for the Respiratory Care program.

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available scholarships for the Respiratory Care program.

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sequence for the Respiratory Care program.

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Respiratory care is one of the most rapidly growing and challenging specialty areas in the health sciences. 

100% job placement rate

100% pass rates on national credentialing exams 

Received Distinguished Credentialing Success Award for 3 years

KetteringCollegeMay-210“I love everything about Kettering College. I love my instructors and the students, everything. Hannah, respiratory care student.


Approval & Accreditation

The Kettering College respiratory care department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835. For further information regarding the Kettering College respiratory care program outcomes data, please visit the CoARC website.

Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.







Talk to an enrollment specialist to answer any of your questions about the program, transfer credits, scheduling a tour, or financial aid at (937) 395-8601.


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