Respiratory Therapy 

Associate in Applied Science

Mandl College

A Respiratory therapist works with patients suffering from pulmonary issues. Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) health issues. They work under the medical direction of doctors to treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs aren’t fully developed, to elderly people with lung disease, to providing temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma. They also teach patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications. This program is ideal for students who have a keen interest in entering the medical field and would like a shorter schooling pathway. Respiratory therapists are kind and gentle, and need to be comfortable with patients at various stages of life, including vegetative and end of life care, to help ease whatever quality of life can be expected.

Program Structure

Students will attend class at Mandl College located in midtown Manhattan for 4 semesters, and earn a total of 56 credits. They will be placed in internships during the third and fourth semester. Upon completion of classes, they will take a certifying exam given by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Prior Requirements

  Students must take the following prerequisites before beginning class: English Composition I, Introduction to Public Speaking, Introduction to Sociology, and Introduction to Psychology

Field Work

Students will complete 32 hours of clinical rotations, in each of the third and fourth semesters.

Schedule

The next class begins in September 2018, with a minimum enrollment of 15 students. There are 4 semesters, of approximately 15 weeks each. Classes are held on Sundays and weekdays for Semesters 1 and 2. In Semesters 3 and 4 students will have class during the day, and they'll also complete their hours of clinical rotations. Students can expect to complete the program within 18 months.

Location

The classes take place at Mandl College, in midtown Manhattan.

Cost

The cost of this program is approximately $45,000. Financial aid (FAFSA and TAP) is available for eligible students.

How can I join?

Contact Admissions today, at 877-RING-TTI extension 0 for an application.

Respiratory Therapy

A Respiratory therapist works with patients suffering from pulmonary issues. Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) health issues. They work under the medical direction of doctors to treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs aren’t fully developed, to elderly people with lung disease, to providing temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma. They also teach patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications. This program is ideal for students who have a keen interest in entering the medical field and would like a shorter schooling pathway. Respiratory therapists are kind and gentle, and need to be comfortable with patients at various stages of life, including vegetative and end of life care, to help ease whatever quality of life can be expected.

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