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Respiratory Therapy

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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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.”

KC's Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy provides five semesters of instruction in respiratory theory, lab & clinical practice. It also provides instruction in biological & behavioral sciences and humanities.

Professional Organizations

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What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of this degree students will be prepared for employment as a Respiratory Therapist in a Hospital setting caring for newborn to geriatric patients, Skilled Care Facility, Nursing Home, Clinics, Home Care, and Doctor’s Office.

Program Details



Beth Urban

Beth Urban

Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy

Contact Us

Beth Urban

Professor of Respiratory Therapy

Phone  |  618-545-3352


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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