Openings Remain for Respiratory Therapy Program at Kaskaskia College

June 10, 2019

Kaskaskia College has openings remaining for the Fall 2019 semester for its Respiratory Therapy Program, according to program coordinator Beth Urban.  The deadline to apply has been extended until August 16 or until the program is full.  Classes begin August 19, 2019.

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 patients “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.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for Respiratory Therapists is projected to grow by 23% from 2016-2026, which is a much faster than average growth compared to other occupations.

For further program information, contact: Beth Urban, Respiratory Therapy Program Coordinator at 618.545.3352 or by email at; or visit the program website at



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