Respiratory Care Program


Are you a problem-solver who’s also compassionate, sensitive and personable? Are you ready for a fast-growing health c​areer? If so, take a look at our Respiratory Care Program. Respiratory therapists (also called respiratory care practitioners) provide hands-on care that helps people recover from a wide range o​f medical conditions that affect the lungs.​

Developing Skills for Success

The Respiratory Care program is located in the Downtown Health Sciences Center (formerly El Centro’s Center for Allied Health and Nursing) at Market and Pacific streets, a block north of the El Centro campus. The center comprises 55 classrooms and labs that contain some of the most advanced equipment available to educate health care students.

The center’s high-tech equipment includes:

  • Teaching labs that simulate surgical and hospital settings for specific program applications.
  • Microphones and cameras in each classroom to capture audio and video instruction.
  • Three classrooms with videoconferencing for two-way viewing.
  • Two simulation labs with computerized patient mannequins.

Are you interested in a career in respiratory care?

A Look Inside Respiratory Care

Are you a problem-solver who is also compassionate, sensitive, and personable?

If so, the Respiratory Care program at Dallas College is for you.

Respiratory therapists, also called respiratory care practitioners, provide hands-on care that help people recover from a wide range of medical conditions that affect the lungs.

There are a wide variety of specializations including critical care, long-term care, pulmonary rehabilitation, home care, medical device sales, and more.

So, why choose Dallas College to jumpstart your career?

As a student, you will benefit from our dedicated faculty and have access to the most advanced equipment available to health care students in our simulation teaching labs.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Therapists Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation exam in order to earn the CRT or RRT credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

For more information, visit our website and begin your Dallas College experience.

The Respiratory Care will prepare you for a career in health care. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

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Accreditation and Affiliations

The Dallas College Respiratory Care program (program ID 200103, AAS) at the El Centro Campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( View the commission's programmatic outcomes data.