Kansas City's Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Community College, Pima Medical Institute, St. Augustine College and Mandl College are a few respiratory therapy schools. Sample degrees in the field from these schools include an Associate in Applied Science degree, and some of the programs prepare students for national respiratory tests.
Kansas City's Metropolitan Community College, in conjunction with Johnson County Community College, offers an Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care degree that prepares students for the National Board for Respiratory Care exams. The school requires college courses in English, mathematics and science as prerequisites.
Kansas City Community College prepares students to become Registered Respiratory Therapists through its Associate of Applied Science degree program. The program consists of 31 credit hours in general education and 44 credit hours in respiratory therapy. Pima Medical Institute has courses in advanced respiratory care, general and advanced pharmacology, cardiopulmonary disease and patient assessment. The program qualifies students for the positions of Respiratory Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Therapist and Staff Respiratory Therapist.
St. Augustine College has an Associate of Applied Science degree in advanced-practice respiratory therapy that consists of 74 credit hours. The Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy program from Mandl College provides entry-level training in the field.