COVID-19 Update: As of Aug. 3, select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

Respiratory Care Therapist Program Estimated Costs Sheet

   Tuition per credit hour x 76  credit hours

Refer to Catalog or Tuition & Fees for current tuition rates

Health Sciences Program Application Fee


 Lab Fees (program core classes)


 Textbooks (price based on new books; program core classes only)


 Uniforms and Lab Coats


Name pins and uniform patches


 Liability/Accident Insurance


Background Check, Fingerprinting and Drug Testing (document manager/tracker)




 Miscellanous certification expenses (needed throughout program)

  • AHA Basic Life Support CPR Certification
  • ACLS Certification
  • AIDS 500 Course
  • Prevention of Medical Errors Course



Mock Examinations (SAE)


Credentialing Review Seminar


Professional Conference


Graduation Fees

  • Graduation Application
  • Graduate pins (estimate)





To be credentialed, the graduate must successfully, complete the following examination(s) through the National Board of Respiratory Care (

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)


Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)