Shawna Tracy, RRT/BS
Kimberly Martin, RRT/AAS719firstname.lastname@example.org
median annual salary for a Respiratory Therapist was $60,640.00 ($29.15 per
hour) as of May 2016.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Program Start Term: Fall Semester (Applications due by June 15)
Average Class Size: 15-20
Program Length 5 Semesters Full-Time
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Classes 3 days per week
Program Location: Pueblo
Clinical Sites: Pueblo and Colorado Springs
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Why this career might be right for me
Do you like to help
people? Do you want a job in a dynamic, growing health care profession? We
have a career for you. As a Respiratory Therapist (RT), you can provide care for patients who
struggle to take their next breath. RTs never take a breath for granted.
Our Associate of Applied Science Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). We will prepare you for a rewarding
profession that will reach patients from acute care settings to rehabilitation
programs such as asthma education (GINA). Use
your specialized skills and the latest technology to make a true difference in
a patient’s quality of life: Become an RT at PCC.
Program graduates may sit for the National Board
of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
credentialing exam which is required in the United States to work as a
As a graduate, you can use your experience at Pueblo Community College as a stepping stone to complete your bachelor's degree.
Did you know?
Where RTs Work
What Will I Learn
Our Experienced Faculty
If you can’t breathe,
nothing else matters.
AccreditationThe Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Click here for the Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status.
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Respiratory Therapists is projected to grow 12% from 2017-2024, faster than the national average for all occupations.