Students working in the Human Simulation Lab.Upon graduation with a Respiratory Therapist AS Degree, the RT student will:

  1. Demonstrate the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to assist the physician in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking skills, time management skills, interpersonal communication skills, and technical skills necessary to provide competent respiratory care in multidisciplinary care settings.
  3. Qualify for licensure in the state of California.
  4. Qualify nationally for Registered Respiratory Therapist status.
Top of graduating RT student caps are decorated.
2015 Graduates from Ohlone College's Respiratory Therapist program decorated the top of their caps.