College of Technology

Respiratory Therapy

Program Description

Respiratory Therapists administer respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. More specifically, you will be assessing patients, determining the most appropriate methods of therapies, setting up and operating equipment, monitoring the patient's response to various treatment modalities, performing pulmonary function testing, and assisting patients with breathing maneuvers.

The Idaho State University Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program in Pocatello, Idaho is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Accredited by CoARC
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August
  • Pre-requisite courses and an application are required for admission into the program
  • Program admits 15 students each year
  • Program contains elements of on-line instruction, required face-to-face contact for clinical instruction and skills sign-off, and clinical experience rotations in a variety of work settings.

Degree Options

For special application procedures contact CTech Student Services (208) 282-2622.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals and doctor's offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Sleep labs
  • Pulmonary function labs
  • Home care
  • Durable medical equipment

Program Application Documents

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209