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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 health care 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:

Do you know how much you could earn in this field? Entry level Respiratory Therapists in the South Florida area earn an average of $25.10 per hour with median starting salaries averaging $51,000. Job outlook and career growth is expected to remain high as aging populations increase.

View our Career Ladder for more information on salaries and occupation growth.

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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. The website is  The mailing address is 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford Texas  76021-4244.  The telephone number is 817-283-2835

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Building 41/Rm 252
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Central Campus
Building 8
3501 SW Davie Road
Davie, FL 33314

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