Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Want a career where your skills would be in high demand?  Want the opportunity to care for young and elderly patients who have trouble breathing? MSTC teaches you real-world skills you need to be a respiratory therapist!

Respiratory care is an allied health specialty used under medical direction in evaluation, treatment, and care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. At MSTC, you will learn the therapeutic use of medical gases and related equipment, humidifiers, aerosols, and other environmental control systems. You will also receive instruction in medication, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage, rehabilitation, airway management, and long-term home care.

You receive both classroom instruction and clinical experience. The hands-on clinical portion of the program is held at various local hospitals and agencies where you will apply classroom learning to actual patients and equipment.

The Respiratory Therapist program is offered at Marshfield Campus, and travel for this program is required. Respiratory therapists in Wisconsin and most states are licensed professionals. The Respiratory Therapist program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244 • 817.283.2835 • www.coarc.com

Jobs

  • Home Care Respiratory Therapist
  • Polysomnographer
  • Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Educator

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10501101 Medical Terminology 3.00
10515100 Student Success in Respiratory Therapist 1.00
10515111 Respiratory Survey 3.00
10515171 Respiratory Therapeutics 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10515172 Respiratory Therapeutics 2 3.00
10515173 Respiratory Pharmacology 3.00
10515174 Respiratory/Cardiac Physiology 3.00
10806197 Microbiology 4.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or-
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10515175 Respiratory Clinical 1 2.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or-
10801198 Speech 3.00
(5 Credits)
Term: 4
10515112 Respiratory Airway Management 2.00
10515113 Respiratory Life Support 3.00
10515176 Respiratory Disease 3.00
10515178 Respiratory Clinical 2 3.00
10515179 Respiratory Clinical 3 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
-or-
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or-
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 5
10515101 Respiratory Therapist Test Prep 1.00
10515180 Respiratory Neo/Peds Care 2.00
10515181 Respiratory/Cardio Diagnostics 3.00
10515182 Respiratory Clinical 4 3.00
10515183 Respiratory Clinical 5 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 70