Respiratory Care Programs

St. Petersburg College offers a very well established and highly successful Respiratory Therapist (RT) program, having produced highly qualified Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) since 1971. Our program uses the latest technology to teach students in this high-tech, high-demand field. Our on-site simulation hospital helps students feel comfortable practicing skills in a controlled setting.

Stellar Performance
Since the Respiratory Care program began at SPC in 1971, our students have continually performed significantly higher than the national average on the board examination for licensure.

Proven Success
Employment for graduates seeking placement in the field has remained at nearly 100 percent.

SPC’s A.S. Respiratory Care Program
SPC's Respiratory Care Program is among a select group of programs to receive a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. SPC's program has received this honor seven consecutive years: 2014-2020.

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Respiratory Care Degrees

Paramedics who want to transition to the Respiratory Care A.S. Degree program may qualify for credits through the Experiential Learning Process (ELP).