A Great Job that Saves Lives — Become a Respiratory Care Practitioner

Discounted Rate

This program is being offered at a special discounted rate. Many of the standard fees, excluding tuition, are being covered by a grant. Contact Jennifer Patrick for more information and details on program costs at jennifer.patrick@mgccc.edu or (228) 497-7832.

Save up to $1,115* / $1,775** off program costs

Fees covered

  • Registration Fee
  • Resource Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Career Tech Fee
  • Substance Testing
  • Liability Insurance
  • Books*
  • Kettering Fee**
  • TMC Exam Prep**
  • National Board Exam Fee**

* Freshman (2nd Year) Cohort only
** Sophomore (2nd Year) Cohort only

Why Enroll in Respiratory Technology

  • Become an expert in areas related to heart and lung disorders and treatment
  • Help others manage their disease and improve their quality of life
  • Play a significant role in a patient’s ability to improve
  • Work with patients of different ages and clinical conditions
  • Use state-of-the-art technology to provide direct bedside patient care
  • Assist patients and save lives in emergency and critical care situations
  • Earn competitive wages and have the flexibility to move anywhere in the country with excellent job opportunities

About the RCT Program

Program Overview

What Students Learn

  • How to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Set up and monitor life support systems
  • How to administer inhalation treatments, oxygen, and drugs
  • Perform diagnostic tests that aid in determining the presence and extent of cardiopulmonary disease
  • Conduct pulmonary function studies
  • Obtain and analyze blood samples
  • Perform electrocardiograms, exercise stress tests and sleep studies