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Respiratory Care program.

Respiratory Care


Keeping hearts beating and people breathing.

With a degree as a Respiratory Therapist, you would provide effective treatment of respiratory and cardiac disorders, including using life-support equipment and intervening in emergencies and traumas. Imagine: it could be 7:30 a.m. and you ve already brought a newborn back to life. Career and advancement opportunities are excellent, especially for those willing to travel or relocate. With faster-than-average growth, this profession has a bright future with job security and room for advancement.

2016 Respiratory Care Preadmission conference dates.  May 5 at 1:00 pm, August 19 at 10:00 am, September 27 at 1:00 pm, October 14 at 10:00 am, Friday November 11 at 12 noon, in the RPC building, room 304.

What are my career choices?

Respiratory Therapists perform cardiopulmonary testing, evaluate patients and plan care. Hospitals employ most respiratory therapists, but other employers including home care providers, medical clinics, nursing homes, ambulance services and rehabilitation centers hire RT’s. 

What classes do I have to take?

Supporting sciences, math, communications, and specialized courses in cardiac and respiratory care. We combine classroom theory and laboratory experience with clinical experience in hospitals and homes.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfers.

Certificate Options.

What are the admission requirements?

First you will need to be enrolled at the college. Check out our Admissions page for more information.

This program also has additional requirements for admission, contact us for more information.

Note: The Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care may deny mandatory certification for convicted felons. Questions should be directed to the Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care.

Note: Computer literacy must be documented by competency exam or by completing a computer literacy course.



Accreditation Standards

Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Respiratory Care Office
RPC 3rd Floor Room 331
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8462
Program Coordinator:
Rebecca A. Higdon, MS RRT
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