School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment Only
Become a respiratory therapist in under three years with an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.
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.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, Moraine Park’s Respiratory Therapy program (CoARC #200444*) awards an associate of applied science degree, and is offered at the Fond du Lac Campus.
*Outcomes data from the 2017 Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link directly to the CoARC website:
Moraine Park Respiratory Therapy 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.
For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.
|Clinical Admissions Requirements|
|Petition Process - Please see Special Admission Requirements|
|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|
|809-1xx||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|
|809-1xx||Social Science Course||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||68|