Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care program at NDSU includes two or more years of academic coursework and a 15-month full-time professional-level internship at Sanford Medical Center Fargo, where students' class and clinical education is specifically applied to the practice of respiratory care.  Graduates are eligible to complete a series of national certifying exams leading to the registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential.  This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Visit the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) website for programmatic outcome data including:

  • RRT (advanced-level) credentialing success
  • Attrition
  • Job Placement
  • Total number of program enrollees and graduates


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