This program of study combines training in the technical and clinical aspects of respiratory care and general education courses necessary to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to give direct patient care to patients with respiratory/cardiac health problems. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

The following must be completed by May 15 to be considered for admission to the Respiratory Care Program:

  1. Complete General Admission Requirements for Coahoma Community College.
  2. Have a minimum composite ACT score of 17.
  3. Complete all pre-requisite courses as specified for the Respiratory Care Technology program prior to the August of the academic year applying for.
  4. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for any attempted college courses.
  5. Once accepted, show evidence of completion of required immunizations which include:

Positive serology of immunity to Varicella (chicken pox) or immunization.
Complete or started Hepatitis B vaccination series.

  1. Once accepted complete required immunizations and a physical exam signed by a primary care provider.
  2. Successfully complete a pre-entrance exam.



Students admitted to the Respiratory Care Technology Program must maintain a grade of “C”     or an 80 course average in all respiratory care technology courses and pass all clinical requirements to progress in the program.


May 2011 Median Pay: $55,250/year; Lowest 10% make $40,600/year; Highest 10% make $74,400/year; growth expected to be faster than the average for all occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics