Hands-on, industry-relevant training
Learn to plan and implement diagnostic procedures for patients suffering from a wide range of heart and lung disorders. This 3-year diploma program will feature simulation experience, with classroom and lab instruction, combined with clinical rotations in various hospital settings. The program features hands-on training in areas such as:
- human anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathophysiology
- airway management and cardiopulmonary testing, monitoring and resuscitation
- assessment of cardio-respiratory patient status; ventilator support; testing and evaluation of respiratory equipment
You can expect to spend, on average:
27 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
10 to 15 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Upon successful completion of the RET program the graduate is eligible to challenge the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) entry-to-practice certification examination to become a registered respiratory therapist.
In order to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the province of Alberta, technologists are required to be registered with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta to obtain a license to practice.