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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy, A.S.

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Respiratory therapists are health care specialists who evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders and work under the direction of a physician and assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Casper College’s Associate of Science program in Respiratory Therapy spans 24 months of continuous education, including two summer sessions. The program courses can be accessed remotely via distance education as well as traditional classroom settings. Clinical instruction is conducted locally at the Wyoming Medical Center, with rotations to other hospitals around the state. We also have clinical site rotations in Scottsbluff Nebraska and Billings Montana.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Certification and Registry national exams, earning the credentials of Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

**​​For further information on how to apply please see the Respiratory Therapy Program Webpage, to review the application checklist, apply for the Respiratory Therapy Program, or for further information please contact the program director, Doug Neubert by email at dneubert@caspercollege.edu or by phone 307-268-2544

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Program Credits (64 Credits)


To continue in the Associate of Science Respiratory Therapy Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better and earn a “C” or better in all respiratory, allied health, and laboratory science courses.

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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