Respiratory Therapy Aide


Program Highlights

  • Time Commitment: 32 hour course
  • Days of the Week: Saturday
  • Hours a Week: 8 hours
  • Length of Program: 5 weeks
  • Fall Start  Date: October 1,  2022
  • Spring Start Date: February 4,  2023
  • Online/Face-to-face: Face-to-face
Program Application


Embark on an exciting new career path by becoming a Respiratory Therapist Aide (RTAs) in a growing and needed medical field. RTAs will work closely with Respiratory Therapists to carry out assignments to benefit patients. Join UVU Executive Education and Intermountain Healthcare for a 4-week Respiratory Therapy Aide certification program. This program will include Didactic learning, Lab practice, Clinical rotations, Competency skills pass-offs (lab and clinical rotations), and potential employment recruitment. Participants are required to attend Saturday face-to-face classes and assigned site clinicals. Respiratory Therapist Aide is designed for those looking to enter health care as a profession.  

Tuition for this program is normally $650, but under the Learn & Work in Utah program, your tuition is covered in full so long as you complete the program in the allotted time. Take advantage of this opportunity to excel professionally and apply today!

What You Will Learn

  1. RTA Duties
  2. RCS Equipment and Supplies
  3. Data Outcomes/Documentation
  4. Durable Medical Equipment Discharges
  5. Transition Care Assistance
  6. Performing an EKG
  7. Arterial Blood Gas Sampling

Employment Outlook

Many sectors of the healthcare industry recognize and utilize employees with the skills provided by this program including Hospitals, Nursing & Residential Care, Home & Hospice Care, Outpatient & Specialty Care, and Private Physician Groups, among others.

Foundational Knowledge

RTAs are required to possess a high school diploma by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments and College of American Pathologists.  No previous health care experience is needed to excel in this course. Prerequisites include: Basic Life Support certificate (BLS) from American Heart Association (AHA) and upon acceptance into the course these current immunizations.

Further Opportunities

Invest in your future and continue your education at UVU!  As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to meet with UVU advisors and financial aid experts who can explain future options if you choose to continue past the end of your certification program.