The Respiratory Therapy Program at Monroe County Community College will host RT career information sessions for the public on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 19. The sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom from 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. on each of those days.

Below is the info to join one of the meetings via Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 819 918 8087
Or, join by calling at (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923.

At the sessions, participants can learn about respiratory therapy careers, including job duties, employment outlook and classes needed to enter the program.  Prospective students can also earn a point toward admission into the program by attending.

According to Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Respiratory Therapy program director, the RT program operates as a cohort group beginning each Fall semester. There are three pre-admission courses students also need to take, including Math 151 Intermediate Algebra, Biology 151 Biological Sciences I and Biology 257 Anatomy and Physiology I. Students interested in beginning the RT program with the Fall 2021 cohort may want to take the pre-admission courses in Winter or Summer 2021.

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 program is June 24.

“The MCCC RT program is recognized as one of the best in the state of Michigan and the United States. We are a recipient of the Distinguished Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care," said Ahmed.

MCCC's RT program has articulation agreements with University of Michigan-Flint, Eastern Michigan University and University of Toledo that make transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree quite simple, Ahmed said, adding that the college plans to secure even more articulation agreements in the near future.

For more information, contact Ahmed at (734) 384-4103 or

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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