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Respiratory Care

Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program provides students hands-on experience in labs and clinical rotations. This degree prepares students for employment in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician offices, rehabilitation and assisted living facilities and home healthcare agencies.

Respiratory therapists help patients of all ages – from infants to the elderly who struggle with breathing. At Gwinnett Tech, students learn to play a vital part in today’s healthcare system, caring for high-risk patients in their most intense moments and working with all members of the healthcare team.

The Gwinnett Technical College Respiratory Care program, CoARC Program #200428, Associate in Applied Science degree, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: 817-283-2835

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Programmatic Outcomes Data

Gwinnett Technical College academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification in Georgia. Completion of a Gwinnett Technical College program may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in a state other than Georgia.

Gwinnett Technical College makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residence requirements, jurisprudence exams, training, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Georgia, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

If Gwinnett Technical College has not determined whether completion of a licensure program meets educational requirements for licensure or certification in a state, you should contact the state licensing entity to determine whether completion of the Georgia licensure program meets educational requirements for licensure in the state.

More Info…

Take the first step towards a career in Respiratory Care and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Respiratory Care advisory board.

Interested in learning more about Respiratory Care? Attend one of our monthly information sessions and speak with one of our instructors.

What are my program options?

What can I expect from this program?

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). This program has the latest medical technology and equipment, so students are well-prepared for employment in this field.

What career options will I have?

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!