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Respiratory Therapist


Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.  As a student of our Associate in Applied Science Degree, you will build the confidence and knowledge you need to care for a variety of patient types. The Respiratory Therapist Program offered by Rose State College is a two-year course of study in a one-plus-one format.   

Program Goals and Objectives

The Rose State Respiratory Therapy program will prepare the students to demonstrate competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). 


Advisement (PDF)

Degree Program Requirements

Degree Program Requirements (PDF)

Why choose Rose???

  • Class of 2017 Outcomes revealed a 100% CRT pass rate and a 93.75% RRT pass rate
  • For a three (3) year average, 2017 annual report program data reflects 89.6% job placement and 100% on time graduation
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Online Completion Program available through a partnership with Midwestern State University
  • Affiliation agreements with 17 clinical sites provides students exposure to a wide variety of patient populations and clinical experiences
  • Excellent student to staff ratio allows hands on learning experiences including instruction on updated lab equipment and lab simulation mannequin


Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits the Rose State Respiratory Therapy Program, program #200144. You can find current program outcome data from CoARC at

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.  Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

  • 3-year time period being reported
  • CRT credentialing success
  • RRT credentialing success
  • Attrition
  • Job Placement
  • Overall Graduate Satisfaction
  • Overall Employer Satisfaction
  • On-time Graduation Rate
  • Total number of program enrollees
  • Total number of program graduates
  • Maximum Annual Enrollment

Program Faculty

Rebecca Knox
Rebecca Knox
Director of Respiratory Therapy Health Sciences Division
(405) 733-7571
Vickie Dupuis
Vickie Dupuis
Clinical Site Coordinator Health Sciences Division
(405) 733-7572
Shauna Cilberg
Shauna Cilberg
Professor, Respiratory Therapy Health Sciences Division
(405) 736-0330

Tiffany Lowery
Tiffany Lowery
PT Clinical Simulation Support Specialist Health Sciences Division
(405) 733-7562