Respiratory Care



 RSVP for the Open House 

Friday, November 1st 


Learn more about our careers - Take tours - Meet the faculty and students!


Health Professions Main Campus  

2400 W. Bradley, Champaign IL 61821- Lwing

Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology

Join us on Main Campus for tours of our labs and demonstrations by students!


Health Professions on Mattis

1309 N. Mattis, Champaign IL 61821- Hwing

Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service Technology, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Practical Nursing

Join us on Mattis for birthing simulator demonstrations at 12:30 and 1:30 plus demonstrations and information tables throughout the building!

Where you’ll go: 

As a respiratory therapist, you’ll perform diagnostic tests, provide treatment, and educate patients of all ages with a variety of respiratory illnesses or cardiopulmonary dysfunction. This career is in growing demand in the United States due to chronic lung disease being the fourth leading cause of U.S. deaths, advances in technology, and the aging population. Parkland graduates often begin working in a limited capacity while still in school, gaining valuable clinical experience.

CoARC Accreditation

The Parkland program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.1248 Harwood Rd, Bedford, TX, 76021-4244, 817/283-2835 


Post-graduation Credentials

  • Graduates are eligible to complete the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination to earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RTT) credential upon successful completion of both the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam and the Clinical Simulation Exam. The CRT and/or RRT credentials are used as the basis for licensure in all 49 states that regulate the practice of respiratory care. Additional specialty credentials are available for neonatal-pediatric care (NPS), for sleep medicine (SDS), for diagnostics (CPFT, RPFT), and adult critical care (ACCS.)  

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  • Practice in respiratory care requires a state license. 

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93% of the graduates of the Parkland College Respiratory Care Program pass the Certified Respiratory Care exam and are employed within six months of graduation.