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 the entry-level credentialing examination to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). After CRT certification, graduates may apply for the advanced practitioner examination to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Passing the entry-level examination enables the graduate to earn licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) in the state of Texas.


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