Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

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The Respiratory Therapy Program at Monroe County Community College will host several opportunities for students and prospective students, including adults interested in exploring a new career, to learn more about the growing field of respiratory therapy. Registration is required.

Curriculum/Degree Requirements

Respiratory therapy, or respiratory care, is an allied health profession specializing in cardiopulmonary 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.

A registered respiratory therapist (RRT) requires a minimum of a two-year degree, and most RRTs work in a hospital. Monroe County Community College respiratory therapy program graduates exceed the national averages for success on board exams.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  The respiratory therapy program follows a selective admission process. To be eligible for evaluation and selection, all required information must be included in the student’s folder by the application deadline, which is the last  Thursday in June of the year the student wishes to enter the program. 


Monroe County Community College Respiratory Therapy Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The CoARC’s main webpage is For additional information comparing the student outcomes for MCCC program with those from all other accredited programs in the country go to

Monroe County Community College program CoARC number is 200295. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.


Respiratory Therapy Contact Information

Helen Stripling

Director of Respiratory Therapy
Phone Icon 734.457.6055
Building / Office IconH-115