Respiratory Care

Welcome! The MCC Respiratory Care program is a two-year associate degree program designed to prepare individuals for employment as a Respiratory Therapist and earn the nationally recognized credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist. The program offers students a combination of strong classroom preparation and rigorous clinical experience in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Students who graduate from the MCC Respiratory Care program are trained to care for patients with heart and lung diseases. Respiratory Therapists evaluate and treat patients of all ages, from premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to elderly people suffering from chronic breathing and other cardiopulmonary conditions.

The Respiratory Care program at MCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Students who successfully complete the MCC Respiratory Care program are eligible to take the national credentialing examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Find out about a career in Respiratory Care.

View the Program Curriculum

Application to Program

In addition to completing the MCC Students Application, students who are interested in pursuing a health career in Respiratory Care are required to fill out a separate Respiratory Care Application (applications are also available by calling the Admissions office at 860-512-3210) and return it the Health Careers Office, LRC A237.

Contact Information

Nancy LaRoche-Shovak
Program Coordinator
Respiratory Care Program

Kerry McNiven
Director of Clinical Education
Respiratory Care Program