Respiratory Care Program
The Respiratory Therapy Program at Delaware County Community College is a consortium program with Crozer-Chester Medical Center. This joint affiliation provides the student with the varied clinical experience from one of Delaware County’s finest healthcare institutions, with the academic excellence of Delaware County Community College, all with affordable tuition rates. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from Delaware County Community College, as well as a Certificate of Completion from Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The Respiratory Therapy program is an entry-level program, providing the graduate with the academic background necessary to take the Entry-Level exam to be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), and then the Registry Exam to be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Most states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, require the minimum of the certification examination for state licensure.
About Respiratory Therapists
Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-qualified basis for students that meet the admission criteria.
Once enrolled in the Respiratory Program, courses must be taken sequentially and courses delivered in the semester must be taken together.
Credentials in Respiratory Care
After graduation, there are a series of exams that must be taken to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. All of the exams given by the NBRC are computerized exams, to be taken at specific NBRC testing sites.
You can find a course description in the course catalog on the DCCC web site. New courses may not have course descriptions at this time.
Various organizations support respiratory therapists through education, publications, lobbying, and credentialing.
School of Respiratory Therapy
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd.
Upland, PA 19013