While the college does not require a COVID-19 vaccination at this time, Health Sciences programs are required by the state of Florida and national accrediting bodies to provide instruction in clinical healthcare settings. These clinical facilities set the compliance rules (i.e. immunizations, drug screenings, and fitness for duty) that students must meet to be eligible for instruction at these sites. At this time, If you decide not to receive a Covid-19 vaccination (or any other required immunization or screening), you will not be able to complete a Health Science Program. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak to your admissions counselor.

An Excellent Career Awaits You

Respiratory therapists work with advanced medical equipment such as mechanical ventilators that breathe for people who can't breathe on their own and also work with other devices that require a knowledge of technology. RTs understand how to apply high-tech devices in the care and treatment of patients, how to assess patients to ensure the treatments are working properly, and how to make the changes necessary to arrive at the best outcome for the patient.

The Respiratory Therapy (also called Respiratory Care) program is located on North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida. Our full-time, two-year program is well-known among the local healthcare community for educating respiratory therapy's brightest minds. Join the hundreds of other former Respiratory Care graduates who have contributed to shaping our outstanding reputation for 50 years.

A Respiratory Therapy degree from Broward College leads you to:

  • Earn a competitive salary with career growth opportunities
  • Work in the growing healthcare industry
  • Graduate in two years with an Associate of Science degree
  • A guaranteed internship during the program
  • Hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Very competitive tuition costs
  • A program with high pass rates on national exams

Do you know how much you could earn in this field?

Entry-level Respiratory Therapists in the South Florida area earn an average of $25.00 per hour - $30.00/ hour as base pay. Starting salaries average $51,000 to $62,000 annually. Job outlook and career growth are expected to remain high as aging populations increase.

Respiratory Care Program Information Session

Important Dates

All Respiratory Care Events

Program Details


Institutional Accreditation

Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

Additional Program Accreditation

The Respiratory Care Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Broward College CoARC Program number: 200079

Health Science Admissions Office

North Campus
Building 46 | Room 252
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Central Campus
Building 8 | Rooms 108 and 130
3501 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33314


Have questions?

Get Help Paying for Your Education

financial aid

Financial Aid

Applying for aid is not difficult, but the application does take some focused time. The rewards are worth it. These funds can change your life.

Scholarships = Free Money

Unlike loans, you do not have to pay scholarship money back. Broward College has limited scholarships for merit, financial need, degree choice, and more.

Your Future Awaits

Student at the beach in Fort Lauderdale

Get Started Today

A BC degree checks all the boxes. If this program is your goal, get started toward becoming a student today.