During COVID-19, most clinical affiliates mandated vaccinations for all students attending clinical externships at off-campus sites. This was a clinical affiliate requirement and not a Broward College requirement, and declining the COVID19 vaccination prevented students from completing their program of study. At this time, clinical affiliates do not have mandatory COVID19 vaccination requirements. Clinical affiliates currently mandate the Flu vaccine and could reinstate the COVID19 vaccination requirements at any time and if so, students will be required to have the COVID19 vaccinate in order to attend clinical rotations, allowing them to progress in their program of study.

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

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Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.  Broward College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Broward College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Additional Program Accreditation

The Respiratory Care Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Their address is: 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690. 

Broward College CoARC Program number: 200079

Health Science Admissions Office

Broward College Health Science Admissions staff may be contacted by email at healthscience@broward.edu.

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

Central Campus
Building 8 |Room 130
3501 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33314

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