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The deadline for students interested in enrolling in Monroe County Community College's nationally recognized Respiratory Therapy Program for Fall 2022 cohort is drawing near on Friday, July 29, 2022.  Interested applicants must submit all required materials to the MCCC Admissions and Guidance Office by that date to be prepared for the start of classes August 24.

Respiratory therapy, or respiratory care, is an allied health profession specializing in cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. A respiratory therapist can be instrumental in assisting in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs. 

The Respiratory Therapy Program at MCCC continues to be recognized by the program’s accreditation agency and across the nation for outstanding student success on the respiratory credentialing exams. "With pass rates on the certified respiratory therapist (CRT) exam and on the registered respiratory therapy (RRT) exam above 90% year over year, the program has earned the Distinguished Credentialing Success Award through the Commission for Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for the last seven years, reflecting the hard work of our students and the excellence and expertise of the faculty and program director," said Dr. Kim Lindquist, dean of health sciences at MCCC.  "All have done a tremendous job meeting the high standards put forward by the CoARC which ensures that the Monroe community and surrounding areas continue to benefit from the care provided by qualified, safe, and effective respiratory therapy professionals who graduate from MCCC."

MCCC’s RT program also has articulation agreements with several four-year universities, which can be an important consideration for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, including Eastern Michigan University, University of Toledo and University of Michigan-Flint. 

Future employment for registered respiratory therapists is considered excellent nationwide. Graduate therapists are prepared to assume basic or advanced respiratory care positions in hospitals, nursing homes, subacute care centers, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, home care companies, asthma clinics, sleep disorders laboratories and pulmonary function laboratories.

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


Marketing & Communications

Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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