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 three Continuing Education courses that must be completed prior to the start of the program in August:
The program is offered in Building 41 on North Campus.
Respiratory Care Program Costs
The total program cost for Florida residents is $11,053.74 and is detailed on the following chart.
|Application to College||$ 35.00 ||$ 35.00|
|Application to Program||$ 20.00 ||$ 20.00|
|Required Certificates (BLS, HIV, TB/OSHA/Hepatitis, Medical Errors, ACLS ||$ 321.29 ||$ 321.29|
|Tuition fee per credit hour ||$ 117.90 ||$ 373.00|
|Tuition for RET courses only – 54 credits||$ 6,366.60 ||$ 20,142.00|
|Total Tuition for the program – 76 credits||$ 8,960.40 ||$ 28,348.00|
|Total Program Fees ||$ 9,336.98 ||$ 28,724.29|
Miscellaneous Fees* ||
|Health Science Accident Insurance ||$ 39.80||$ 39.80|
|Liability Insurance ||$ 48.00||$ 48.00|
|Texts for core courses/ ||$ 500.00||$ 500.00|
|Drug Screening - First and Second Year ||$ 75.00||$ 58.00|
|Background Check - First and Second Year ||$ 125.00||$ 140.00|
|Lab and Clinical Fees ||$ 380.96||$ 380.96|
|Student Membership in AARC ||$ 50.00||$ 50.00|
|Physical Examination with Vaccines (approx.) ||$ 250.00 ||$ 250.00|
|Uniforms – clinical and lab (scrubs, lab coat, shoes, stethoscope) ||$ 175.00||$ 175.00|
|Kettering Review Registration ||$ 275.00||$ 275.00|
|Miscellaneous (graduation cap and gown) ||$ 25.00||$ 25.00|
|Total program fees ||$1,716.05 ||$ 1,441.05|
|Overall Cost of the Program ||
$ 11,053.74 ||
|After graduation: National Exam and Licensure Fees ||$ 565.00 ||$ 565.00|
Yes. After graduating from the program, you must pass the national exams and then apply to the state of Florida for a license.
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.
There are not part-time classes.
Associate of Science Degree
Yes, there are a total of 76 college credits required to complete the respiratory care program.
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
Instructors are available each week in review sessions and
for office appointments with students. In
addition, tutoring sessions are scheduled weekly with 2nd year
You must return within one year. Otherwise, you must start over as a new student.
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. |Yes|
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
Each August there are 30 seats available for the freshman class.
There is no waiting list for entry into the Respiratory Care program. Students that are not selected must reapply during the next application period.