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June 16, 2016

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


Limited Spots Available for 2016-17 Academic Year

MONROE, Mich. – The deadline for qualified candidates to submit applications to the respiratory therapy program at Monroe County Community College has been extended to July 1.

Interested applicants must submit all required materials to the MCCC Admissions and Guidance Office by that date.  Respiratory therapy is a selective admissions program; there are a limited number of spots that remain open.

Respiratory therapy, or respiratory care, is an allied health profession specializing in cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases.  A respiratory therapist can be instrumental in assisting a physician in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs.  A registered respiratory therapist requires a minimum of a two-year degree program and most RRTs work in a hospital. 

MCCC graduates of the respiratory therapy program exceed the national averages for success on board exams. Future employment for registered respiratory therapists is considered excellent nationwide.

The Monroe County Community College respiratory therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

To learn more about applying to MCCC’s respiratory therapy program, prospective students should contact the MCCC Admissions and Guidance Office at (734) 384-4104 or go to   

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at