Respiratory therapists are involved in the ABCs of life: airway, breathing, and circulation. Some days we attend births and help newborn babies take their first breaths. On others, we help ease elderly patients’ last breaths. But most days, we work in the space between life and death. If you want to be part of a lifesaving team in the Respiratory Care profession, become a Respiratory Therapist at Weatherford College.

What is Respiratory Therapy?

Why WC Respiratory Care?


  • Comparable salary to other health specialties ($41,380-$78,230/year)
  • Credentialing examination pass rate >150% of national average
  • Partnership with Midwestern State University which allows dual enrollment for those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care
  • Flawless accreditation record since beginning of program in 1998.
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award
  • Knowledgeable and accessible faculty with more than 60 years combined experience in Respiratory Care.
  • Access to world class facilities such as Texas Health Resources, John Peter Smith Health Network, Baylor Scott and White Health, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Medical City Healthcare, and Kindred Healthcare

Career Options


Respiratory Therapists work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Emergency Rooms
  • Newborn and Pediatric Units
  • Operating Rooms
  • Patient’s Homes
  • Sleep Laboratories
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Asthma Education Programs
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Air Transport and Ambulance Programs
  • Case Management Programs
  • Pulmonary Rehab Programs

100% pass rate on credentialing exams ; 100% job placement or acceptance into advanced degree programs.

Related Programs

Transfer Options

We are honored to partner with Midwestern State University in an agreement to ease the transfer of students from our Respiratory Care associate degree into a baccalaureate program at Midwestern State University. Our program will allow students to take courses that will be applied towards a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) degree.

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Healthcare is my second career. I am thankful I chose the WC Respiratory Care Program. My experience with faculty and classmates gave me the strong foundation on which to build my career. 
Dale Bradley
Respiratory Care Program


Tonya Piehl
Respiratory Care Program Director