Breathe a little easier with an associate degree in respiratory care.

***This program is no longer accepting students. View the College of Health Science page to explore alternate degree programs.***

Respiratory ailments are common among Americans of all ages, and proper care and diagnosis requires a deep set of skills and experience to properly identify and treat these diseases.

Our respiratory care associate program teaches you how to work alongside a dedicated healthcare team to treat, evaluate, and care for patients with breathing illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. You’ll learn from actual therapists working in the field, through a curriculum designed by an advisory board of employers and professionals to ensure your knowledge works in the real world.

After graduation, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills required to sit for the certification exam and be fully prepared for your new career.

This is a limited enrollment program.

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Associate of Applied Science - Respiratory Care

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I chose Baker because they had such a detailed laid out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.

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