Why choose Respiratory Therapy?
- Breathing well is so essential to patient care that hospitals, clinics, and home health care providers rely on respiratory therapists to treat patients and improve quality of life.
- Respiratory therapists have the opportunity to work with patients at all life stage.
- Get the training needed to confidently maintain the airway during the management of trauma, assist with anesthesia for surgery or
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
- Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Health Care Simulation Center.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
What You'll Learn
The Respiratory Therapy program at Mid-State prepares students to employ scientific principles to identify, treat, and prevent acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. Successful graduates work under medical direction in a variety of care settings.
Students study airway management and life support, airway clearance therapies, pulmonary rehabilitation, medication administration, and the use of therapeutic medical gasses. The program combines classroom instruction and clinical experience with actual patients and equipment at local hospitals and agencies. Travel is required.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $10,791.74
- Books: $1,932.35
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $388.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $13,112.09
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.
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NICK GOLDBERG, AAS, BS, RRT
Nick earned his BS in career and technical education from UW-Stout. He also holds an associate degree in applied science in respiratory care from Mid-State Technical College and is a licensed respiratory therapist with national certification. He has worked as a respiratory therapist at Marshfield Medical Center for 17 years and was a clinical preceptor for Mid-State’s Respiratory Therapy program at Marshfield Medical Center for 8 years prior to accepting his current position as program director for the Respiratory Therapy program.
“I enjoy spreading my knowledge of respiratory care to the future respiratory therapists now coming through the program. I love seeing the “aha” moments and hearing the excitement in a student’s voice when they gain an understanding of new concepts.”
BILL ROSANDICK, AAS, BS, MS
Bill holds an MS degree in respiratory care leadership from Northeastern University and has been a respiratory therapist since 1991, with over 50 successful neonatal transports. He has also conducted and published research in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine and presented research findings at the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) convention. He has been involved with Mid- State’s Respiratory Therapy program since 1995.
“Working with students is extremely enjoyable because their endless quest for knowledge is energizing. If you truly enjoy your job, time flies. Every day I spend with students flies by.”
- Respiratory Therapist
- Cardiopulmonary Technician
- Polysomnography (Sleep Lab) Technician
- Home Care Respiratory Therapist
- Pulmonary Function Technologist
- Respiratory Care Practitioner
- Respiratory Therapy Educator
- Accreditation Information
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
- Accreditation Outcomes
Outcomes Data from 2016 Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Annual Report based on July 2016 submission accepted by CoARC (data from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2015)
Student Outcomes Mid-State Threshold National Average Certified Respiratory Therapy (CRT) Success 97.6% 80% 84.3% Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) Success 56.1% N/A 72.7% Employer Satisfaction 100% 80% 97.8% Graduate Satisfaction 100% 80% 98.7% On-Time Graduation Rate 95.1% 70% 91.0%
- Additional Resources
The Respiratory Therapist program at Mid-State exceeded all of my expectations. Jamey and Bill (instructors) were always willing to help, even on their own time. The small class sizes gave me more one-on-one time with the instructors and made it easier to learn!”
Choose Your Path
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