Degrees and Certificates


​Length of time is based on catalog degree plans. Prerequisites may be required, which are not included in this estimate. For most programs, full-time student status is assumed, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.


Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours for Dallas County residents. Beginning in Fall 2020, the price of most required learning materials (books, software, supplies, etc.) will be included​ with the price of tuition. Find out about financial aid.

Graduates can apply for Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination. TMC examination has 2 levels of scoring. Scoring the low cut-score would receive Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) from credential from National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Although CRT would make one eligible to apply for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) temporary license in Texas, employment is difficult. Scoring the high cut-score would allow graduates to apply for Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) and receive Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from NBRC. RRT credential would make graduates eligible to secure RCP license and practice Respiratory Therapy in all states.


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