Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Enhance patient care by evaluating and treating people with lung and heart disease. Respiratory therapists’ duties include administering treatments, recommending therapeutic interventions and operating life support systems. The program’s clinical experiences are gained in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates are qualified to write the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examinations.
Career Outlook: Respiratory therapists work in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, clinics and home care. An aging population and a rise in the number of cardiopulmonary disorders being diagnosed have led to more job opportunities.
Program Code: 10-515-1
Start Date: August
This program does not have a waitlist. Students are admitted through a petition process. Please read all information through the links on the left.
A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Course Requirements