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2-Year Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a selective admission, limited enrollment program offered by Carver Career and Technical Education Center and BridgeValley Community and Technical College.  One class of 25 is admitted each July.  The program is designed to prepare students for a career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).  Our Program is nationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Education (CoARC) Program Number 200430.  Completion of the program leads to an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and eligibility for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) and Clinical Simulation Examinations (CSE).   Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) may expect to find employment in-home health care, acute and subacute settings, diagnostics laboratories, research, case management, sales, and asthma education.

The Respiratory Therapy Program is designed 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).



**Applications must be completed for Carver Career and Technical Education Center, Respiratory Therapy Program, and BridgeValley Community and Technical College.   Pre-requisites:   Refer to the Respiratory Therapy Admission Requirements link, Application Procedures tab, or contact the Respiratory Therapy Department at Carver Career and Technical Education Center.


Contact for more information:

Donna Walls MS, RRT, Program DirectorMrs. Walls

[email protected]s

Chris Trotter DEL, RRT Director of Clinical Education


[email protected]

Dean Dickens AS, RRT, InstructorMr. Dickens

[email protected]

Phone: 304.348.1965 Ext. 115

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Carver Cost: $8,676.00

BridgeValley Cost: $4,901.00

Total Paid to Carver:  $13,577.00

Miscellaneous Costs: $1,915.00

Total cost to student: $15,492.00

Federal financial help may be available to you through FAFSA, apply today!

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Important Links:


Our Program is nationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: 817-283-2835

Program Number 200430.

The link to CoARC’s main webpage

The CoARC’s outcomes webpage

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

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