In accordance with the Mission of Cisco College, the Respiratory Care Program is committed to providing quality-learning opportunities that serve the needs of our students, the citizens of our service area, and to meet the needs of area employers. In addition, the Respiratory Care Program’s expectation is to prepare graduates to function as competent respiratory care practitioners, serving society through their professional roles.

The program’s goal 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).”

Respiratory therapists are members of a team of health care professionals working in a wide variety of clinical settings to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. As members of this team, respiratory therapists should exemplify the standards and ethics expected of all health care professionals.

Respiratory therapists must be sensitive to the needs of patients who have serious physical impairments, work well as a member of a team, have superior communication skills, have the ability to pay close attention to detail, and follow instructions carefully.

Cisco College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Students completing the program are eligible to seek Registered Respiratory Therapist recognition from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Application Procedure

Applications for the Respiratory Care program are now being accepted! The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

To be considered for admission to the Respiratory Care program, interested persons should:

  1. Apply to Cisco College.
  2. Fill out and return the Respiratory Care Program Admissions Packet and Health Form.
  3. Contact Tracy Talley for additional information and to complete the Respiratory Care application process.

Be advised that many clinical sites utilized throughout the various Health Sciences programs at Cisco College require a background check and/or drug screen before students can participate in the clinical portion of the program.

Respiratory Care Cost Sheet


BIOL2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hours)

BIOL2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hours)

MDCA1313 Medical Terminology (3 hours)

Please see pages 116-118 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for complete course information.

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Applied Science Five Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

Meet the Faculty

Tracy Talley

Respiratory Care Program Director
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4507

Curriculum Vitae