Respiratory Therapy (RRT)


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Help patients breathe easier as a respiratory therapist. It opens doors to jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, and more. You can also work in education, research, or medical sales.

Your Degree

This respiratory therapy program is a partnership between MTC, North Central State College, and Rhodes State College. After completing the program, you’ll receive an associate’s degree from North Central State College or Rhodes State College. You’ll then be eligible to take the national board exam to become a licensed registered respiratory therapist.

What You’ll Learn

Develop skills to identify breathing disorders and care for patients. Care for patients from premature infants to critical care patients. Respond to changes and work as a part of a health care team.

Take general education courses at MTC and enroll at the same time in the respiratory care program at North Central State College or Rhodes State College. Live video conferencing, podcasts, and other distance learning formats help reduce the need for you to travel. Clinical education experiences may be available in the Marion area as well. You’ll gain experience in classroom sessions, lab practices, and field clinical experience.


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 enroll@mtc.edu or by phone at 740-389-4636.


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