Respiratory Therapist Programs in UT

  1. I have a friend who is looking into becoming a RT, but the only school she can find that offers the program is Stevens-Henager college. I don't know anything about the school except for negative things that I have heard about their nursing program (only that it may be closed down, not anything about nurses who graduated from there) and that they are expensive, much like other for-profit schools. Does anyone know any positive info about their RT program?

    Are there any other schools that offer a RT program? I see that there is an online program for an Associates degree, how are these viewed by employers? Is there any other way to become a RT in Utah besides Steven's-Henager or online?

    TIA!!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   MagsMom
    There is a RT program at SLCC. At one time there was a partnership program through Intermountain Health Hospitals and the RT program. There were several area hospitals to work in while getting the RT degree - and guartantee job upon graduation. I think the SLCC program is substantially cheaper than somewhere like Steven's-Henager College.
  4. by   tfleuter
    Thank you very much!
  5. by   RN2bAPRN
    I know that Weber State has a RT program.... and way cheaper than that other school. My friend graduated from weber with an AS in RT. She had a great experience.
  6. by   tfleuter
    Thanks RN2bAPRN! Unfortunately I think Weber is a little to far north for her, otherwise it would be a great fit for her, i'm sure.
  7. by   sureshotalot
    I know that Utah Valley Regional Med Center has a RT program that is through Weber but all the classes are done at the hospital ( IHC Univ.) I was looking into it awhile ago. best of luck to your friend
  8. by   tfleuter
    Quote from sureshotalot
    I know that Utah Valley Regional Med Center has a RT program that is through Weber but all the classes are done at the hospital ( IHC Univ.) I was looking into it awhile ago. best of luck to your friend
    Thanks! It's funny that you should mention IHC Univ b/c I just went to an information session at UVU regarding this program. I was curious myself and plan to pass the info to my friend.
  9. by   CPhT2RNstudent
    I got accepting into the IHC program through Weber twice. Shot them down twice because of their requirements. They required two 8 hour class room days, plus two 12 hour clinicals per week plus you have to work at least 24 hours/ week plus have a 2 year commitment afterward and only start around $19/hr. The major problem was I had to work 32-40 hours/week to get by and I didn't want to do 80 hours/week for 2 years to start at $19/hr. So I held out for nursing. That was a few years ago. Maybe they are different now.
  10. by   bear1111
    Stevens Henager is the most expensive way to go, however it is the fastest way to go. If you want reliable instructors, curiculum, and information Weber has a great program but I have heard that it does take some time to get into and it is not a fast program.

    Stevens Henager is a joke of a school. I have experience in the RT program with S.H. and the tuition that you will pay is about 75K for your associates and you bachelors. It will take you a long time to pay that off. The list is too long of negative subjects about that school.
  11. by   kbucksn
    Don't know which end of the state you are located but Dixie State down in St George has an RT program. Maybe do a search on the grad stats, etc. GL
  12. by   LifeIsBeautiful!
    Thank you for your advice! This thread is really helpful!

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