Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│Full-Time Only │68 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid
WI Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $50,252
Become a respiratory therapist in under three years with an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College. The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Respiratory therapists work as part of a health care team to evaluate, treat and manage patients of all ages with respiratory and other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Respiratory therapists see patients with diseases, infections and viruses of the cardiopulmonary system, such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pneumonia. Common respiratory care includes managing mechanical ventilation life support systems, assessing the cardiopulmonary status of patients, drawing blood samples, performing blood gas analysis and pulmonary function testing, initiating ordered respiratory care, evaluating and monitoring patients’ responses to such care and modifying the prescribed respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary procedures.
Respiratory therapists also provide patient, family and community education, and participate in life support activities as required. Upon graduation, Moraine Park Respiratory Therapy students are qualified for admission to the entry-level and advanced practitioner examinations to become a registered respiratory therapist.
Moraine Park Respiratory Therapy program students gain hands-on experience in applying respiratory therapy concepts to patient care situations, demonstrating technical proficiency required to fulfill the role of a respiratory therapist and practice respiratory therapy according to established professional and ethical standards.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), Moraine Park’s Respiratory Therapy program (CoARC #200444*) awards an associate of applied science degree, and is offered at the Fond du Lac Campus. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
*Outcomes data from the 2020 Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link directly to the CoARC website:
Career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
Please visit the Program Catalog for the most recent list of courses.
|CLINICAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS||CREDITS|
|Petition Process – Please see Admission Process|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|806-177||General Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|515-171||Respiratory Therapeutics 1||3|
|103-159||Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office||1|
|515-112||Respiratory Airway Management||2|
|515-172||Respiratory Therapeutics 2||3|
|515-174||Respiratory and Cardiac Physiology||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|515-175||Respiratory Clinical 1||2|
|515-113||Respiratory Life Support||3|
|515-178||Respiratory Clinical 2||3|
|515-179||Respiratory Clinical 3||3|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
|515-180||Respiratory Neonatal and Pediatric Care||2|
|515-181||Respiratory and Cardio Diagnostics||3|
|515-182||Respiratory Clinical 4||3|
|515-183||Respiratory Clinical 5||3|
|Social Science Course||3|
Due to accreditation requirements, completion of mock certification and registry exams are required for graduation.
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Respiratory Therapy Program in “pre-core” status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.
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State Licensure Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Respiratory Therapy program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.
Licensing Organization: American Association of Respiratory Care
Clinical evaluation of competencies is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.