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Prerequisite Courses 

  • ENC 1101 Composition I (3 credit hours)
  • BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit hours)
  • BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1 credit hour)
  • CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • MAC1105 or MGF1106  General Education Math (3 credit hours)
  • RET 1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care (1 credit hour)

Total Term Semester Hours: 14

 

Along with the prerequisite courses listed above, there are four  Continuing Education courses that must be completed prior to the start of the program in August: 
  • HSC 0405 CPR /BLS (American Heart Association) 8 clock hours
  • HSC0591 HIV/AIDS 4 clock hours
  • HSC 0691 Domestic Violence 2 clock hours
  • HSC0522 TB/OSHA/Hepatitis 6 clock hours

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Once a year in August.
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The program is offered in Building 41 on North Campus.

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Cost of Program

In State Resident

Out of State Resident

Tuition

     $113.50 X 76 hours =              $8626.00

Tuition

     $368.60 X 76 hours =          $28,014.00

BC Application Fee      $35.00

BC Application Fee        $35.00

Respiratory Care Application Fee  $20.00

Respiratory Care Application Fee  $20.00

Certified Background Check  $70.00

Certified Background Check  $70.00

Drug Screening              $29.00

Drug Screening       $29.00

Health History Form – payable to student’s provider -         approx. $250.00

Health History Form – payable to student’s provider -        approx. $250.00

Accident Insurance $19.90

Accident Insurance             $19.90

Liability Insurance        $24.00

Liability Insurance              $24.00

Lab and Clinic Fees   $380.96

Lab Fees    $30.00

Stethoscope                $80.00

Stethoscope                       $80.00

Uniform                       $60.00

Uniform                              $60.00

Books                        $489.33

Books                               $489.33

Required Continuing Education Courses  

BLS for Healthcare Providers        $75.00

HIV/AIDS                                            $5.00

TB/OSHA/Hepatitis                          $5.00

Domestic Violence                           $5.00

ACLS                                               $175.00

Professional Membership            $50.00

Required Continuing Education Courses  

BLS for Healthcare Providers       $75.00

HIV/AIDS                                            $5.00

TB/OSHA/Hepatitis                          $5.00

Domestic Violence                           $5.00

ACLS                                               $175.00

Professional Membership            $50.00

Kettering Review for National Exam          

                                                        $275.00

Kettering Review for National Exam

                                                        $275.00

Total Cost for Program:  $10,674.19

Total Cost for Program:  $30,061.96

 

 
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Yes.  After graduating from the program, you must pass the national exams and then apply to the state of Florida for a license.
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Yes, Broward College offers scholarships, grants and loans. See the Financial Aid section of this website for more information, or visit a Student Financial Services office near you. 
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Two years.

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There are not part-time classes.
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Associate of Science Degree
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Yes, there are a total of 76 college credits required to complete the respiratory care program.
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Hospital clinical rotations require scrubs.  The scrubs are not required until the clinical rotations begin which is in the second semester of the program.  Do not purchase scrubs or a stethoscope before speaking with the clinical instructor.

The classroom dress code requires proper casual business attire.  ​ 

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Instructors are available each week in review sessions and for office appointments with students.  In addition, tutoring sessions are scheduled weekly with 2nd year students.​

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You must return within one year.  Otherwise, you must start over as a new student.
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The college will assist in your job search through the Career Center, but cannot guarantee employment.  There are many employers who contact the program manager and advertise locally about employment opportunities.
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The respiratory therapy program is an intense two year course of study. Students that go on to successfully complete the Broward College Respiratory Care Program include the following:
  • Pre-Med students or Pre-Professional students who have already completed many of the general education science courses
  • Applicants who have a previous bachelor's degree in biology or the sciences
  • Applicants who have a 2.75 or higher GPA in first time attempts in all of the prerequisite courses ​
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Each August there are 30 seats available for the freshman class.
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There is no waiting list for entry into the Respiratory Care program. Students that are not selected must reapply during the next application period.
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