About the Program
The Associate Degree Respiratory Therapy Program provides five semesters of instruction in respiratory theory, biological and behavioral sciences, and humanities.
Respiratory Therapists are members of the health care team that evaluate, treat, educate, and provide care for patients with heart and lung disorders. They are a vital part of the lifesaving response team that handle patient emergencies. Respiratory Therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from the premature infant to the elderly. In this rewarding career, you will become an important part in the patient's "Breath of Life."
A career as a Respiratory Therapist can provide a high tech and exciting career with the opportunities to make a difference in people's lives. You will be the "Lung Health Expert."
Students should be caring individuals who are dependable, good communicators, positive team members, and have the ability to follow instructions and work in emergency situations. It is recommended that students in high school take courses in biology, algebra, and computer processing to best prepare for a degree in Respiratory Therapy at Kaskaskia College.
The Respiratory Therapy Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Kaskaskia College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participating Institution of the Higher Learning Commission
Higher Learning Commission
A Commission of the North Central Association
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