respiratory care student working in the lab

Respiratory Care Program Costs

The following is a list of respiratory care program fees for applicants accepted into the Respiratory Care program.

Note: These figures may change due to price increases.

Estimated Program Costs. For more information on tuition please visit the Tuition and Fees page. 
Item Estimated Cost
Non-Refundable College of DuPage Application $20.00
Non-Refundable Associate Degree RESP Program Application Fee $50.00
District Tuition (based on 64 credits)
  • 46 credits of Respiratory Care courses x $152/credit = $6,992.00
  • 18 credits of General Education courses $152/credit = $2,736.00
Course Fees (2 year malpractice insurance included) $1,431.00
Uniform (lab coat, scrubs, stethoscope) $150.00
Books: Program only; print books plus software license fee.  Cost through Follett Bookstore $1,094.00
Criminal Background Check (see Health Requirement Packet for details) $72.99
Mandatory Drug Testing ($33.99 per year) (see Health Requirement Packet for details $67.98
Medical Document Manager (see Health Requirement Packet for details $19.49
Health Requirements (see Health Requirement Packet for details Varies
Software License Key (Ketterig) $100.00
AARC membership 25.00/year for entirety of program  $50.00
Estimated Total

$12,783.46 + Health Requirements