As a student in the Respiratory Care Program, you will engage in a variety of classroom and laboratory instruction on the Parkland campus, and clinical instruction in regional acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient clinics, and home care companies. Students from the Lake Land, Richland, Heartland, and Danville Area College districts will complete most of the clinical instruction at facilities and businesses within their home college district. Respiratory care students will learn to care for patients with chronic lung disease and acute illness or injury that compromises breathing.
Office: Main Campus, L117
Mon.–Fri. 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Office: 1309 North Mattis, H131
Mon.–Fri. 7:00 am–4:00 pm
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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.
The Parkland Respiratory Care program (CoARC #200180) is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.