Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therpist

Enter an inspiring career enhancing care for patients with lung and heart disease. Learn to administer treatments, recommend therapies and operate life-support systems with a Respiratory Therapist associate degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College, offered as a shared program with Gateway Technical College. Start the Respiratory Therapist program at Gateway and earn up to 28 credits toward the degree at MATC.

  • Gain clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings through partnerships with area medical facilities
  • Learn hands-on in your classes to become confident as you operate life support systems, perform CPR, educate patients and run cardiopulmonary tests, just like you’ll do on the job.
  • Take classes close to home and earn up to 28 credits at Gateway before completing the program at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
  • Become a certified Respiratory Therapist after graduation by sitting for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examinations.
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Career Opportunities: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)