Respiratory Therapy

Currently there is a waiting list for admission into the Respiratory Therapy Program. You will not be able to apply directly to the program. All potential RTT students must contact the department with their name and address to be placed on the waiting list. The department will e-mail you back to confirm that your email was received and provide additional information regarding the program. The current waiting list is for Fall 2020.

The Respiratory Therapy Technology (RTT) Program is a two-year, 5 semester 73 credit full-time day program offered through the Allied Health Sciences Department at BMCC. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC may be contacted at
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
BMCC Program Number: 200116

The Respiratory Therapy Program, administered by the Allied Health Sciences Department provides students with the necessary skills and experience to become competent respiratory therapists. Students receive specialized training in the clinical care of patients with cardio-respiratory problems.

Upon completing the requirements listed below, students receive the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and are eligible to take the Certification and Registry Examinations given by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc.

Program Policies

Starting in the fall 2009 semester, in order to be admitted into the Program, students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:

In order to maintain eligibility in the program, students must attain an average of "C" or better in all RTT courses. Students who fail any Respiratory Therapy course may repeat such course only once. Students who have been academically dismissed must attain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in order to re-enter the Respiratory Therapy program. BMCC students wishing to transfer into Respiratory Therapy must also have attained a GPA of 2.0 or above.

NOTE: Admission to the RTT sequence occurs in September only. All students must complete any remedial requirements prior to admission to the RTT sequence. All students are required to show proof of physical examination, per New York State Department of Health requirements for hospital personnel.

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