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Respiratory Therapist


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 sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examinations.

This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 812-283-2835; fax 817-354-8519;
Accreditation is based on recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Career Outlook: Respiratory therapists work in acute and subacute hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, clinics and home care.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward the associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

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.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
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