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Associate - Respiratory Therapy

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

SJVC's Respiratory Therapy program prepares you to be a member of an elite health care team that evaluates, treats and manages patients with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. In addition to performing respiratory care procedures, respiratory therapists are involved in clinical decision-making and patient education.


  • Microbiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology
  • Computer applications, ethics, and psychology
  • Pathology, pharmacology, and resuscitation
  • Mechanical ventilation of adults, pediatrics, and newborns
  • Hemodynamics, physical assessment, and oxygen delivery
  • Monitoring, radiography, and airway management

Students receive over 900 hours of extensive clinical practice in hospitals and clinics to gain real world experience.

Campus Offerings

201 New Stine Rd
Bakersfield, 93309
Rancho Cordova
11050 Olson Dr.
Rancho Cordova, 95670
Rancho Cucamonga
10641 Church St.
Rancho Cucamonga, 91730
8400 West Mineral King Ave
Visalia, 93291