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Respiratory Therapy
Partnership Program with
Rhodes State College & North Central State


Marion Technical College and Rhodes State College have entered into a health care partnership in order to offer an associate degree in Respiratory Care to MTC students . This consortium allows MTC students to take general education courses at MTC, and a blend of respiratory technology courses from Rhodes State. The plan allows for Clinical experiences available close to Marion.

A very important aspect of the Respiratory Care program is that these seats are reserved for qualified MTC students or individuals living in MTC's service area. To learn more about the Northwest Ohio Health Technologies Education Consortium and Rhodes State visit:

Respiratory Care Program:

This is a partnership program between Marion Technical College, North Central State College and Rhodes State College. The program is designed to prepare students as competent advanced level respiratory therapists who provide respiratory care for patients with heart and lung disorders, under the direction of a licensed physician. students in the program receive instruction in classroom sessions, lab practices and field clinical experience. The scope of practice includes general care, neonatal critical care, pediatric critical care, adult trauma care, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation, home care, education and research.

Mission Statement:

The Respiratory Care Program exists to prepare students as competent advanced level respiratory therapists within a learning-centered environment so that the development of critical thinking, an appreciation of global diversity and the capacity for life-learning occurs.

Career Opportunities:

To view the Career Opportunities for Respiratory Therapy click here.

The Partnerships:

Students can enroll at North Central State College or Rhodes State College while attending Marion Technical College (MTC) with the help of distance education formats such as live video teleconferencing, pod casting and other distance modalities. MTC students can take their general education core courses at MTC and become enrolled in the respiratory care program at either college with a reduction in travel due to the use of distance education. Clinical education experiences may be available in the Marion area as well.

Degree - Associate of Applied Science:

An associate degree is awarded from North Central State College or Rhodes State College upon successful completion of the program. Students are eligible to take the national board exams to become a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Both college Respiratory Care programs are fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).


This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Technologies Education Programs (CAAHEP). Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed to:

The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC),1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021 (800-874-5615)

The program has been accredited since its inception in 1980.
Information subject to change without notice

Qualification Requirements:

In addition to the general admission requirements for all students, the following specific requirements have been established for Respiratory Care applicants, click here to view these requirements.

To get started in this Medical Sciences Program, contact the MTC Office of Admissions for an appointment, by e-mail at or by phone at 740-389-4636.


Contact us

Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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