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Respiratory Care

Mt. Hood Community College's respiratory care program teaches you how to treat and manage people's breathing problems. You will learn in class and hands-on at hospitals about helping adults, babies, and children with breathing problems. After you finish the program, you can take an exam to become registered to work as a respiratory therapist.

The Experience

Program Details

MHCC’s respiratory care program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Through both coursework and clinical training you will learn to help treat and manage breathing issues. You’ll be ready to pass your certification exams or continue to a four-year degree program.

Your future

Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to pass your registration exams to work as a respiratory therapist. You can work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and more.

How To Get Started

The respiratory care program is a limited-entry program. This means you must meet certain criteria before you can apply. The program admits up to 30 students every fall term.

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The program combines basic science and modern respiratory care theory with clinical experience in local medical centers. Both campus and clinical learning focus on all areas of respiratory care, which includes adult, neonatal and pediatric, general, and intensive care.

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