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Respiratory Therapy Program Information

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Respiratory Therapy Students

Program and Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of classroom and laboratory training with a minimum of a 76%.
  • Successful completion of all clinical training with a minimum of a 76%; Students may be required to travel outside of Pulaski County for a clinical rotation.
  • Successful completion and certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP.
  • Successful completion and passing of the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) CAPSTONE graduation exam.
  • Current and active member of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

Program Hours

Summer Extended: Monday through Friday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UA - Pulaski Technical College (Main Campus)

Fall Semester: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clinical Rotation (TBD)

Tuesday and Thursday –  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UA - Pulaski Technical College (Main Campus)

Spring Semester:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clinical Rotation (TBD)

Tuesday and Thursday – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UA - Pulaski Technical College (Main Campus)

Licensure and Certification

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree program are eligible to apply for the Therapist Multiple Choice Examination and the Clinical Simulation Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Successful candidates earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist and Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials. Successful completion of this program does not ensure certification or registration.

Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and earning the NBRC credential satisfies the requirements to apply for a license in the State of Arkansas, but does not guarantee one being issued.