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Respiratory Care (Affiliated with JCCC)

Degrees Awarded


This program, offered under the auspices of Johnson County Community College (JCCC), leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree and qualifies the student for the National Board for Respiratory Care examination process. Additional program information may be acquired from the counseling office at MCC-Penn Valley and from the academic director at JCCC. Students must be accepted into the program by both MCC and JCCC. The student is awarded the degree from JCCC upon successful completion of all requirements. It is the student's responsibility to check with an MCC counselor or advisor before enrollment.


To be considered for admission to the program, a student must complete all required college courses in English, mathematics, and science with a minimum grade of C and must have minimum overall college GPA of 2.0.

Admission to the Program

The number of MCC students admitted to the program is limited. In order to be certain that they will be considered for admission to the class, which begins its specialized course work in June, an MCC student must complete the application process by the previous October 15. Applications are not considered until all required material has been submitted. If openings remain for MCC students after the initial applications have been reviewed, students who have missed the deadline will be considered if their applications are completed by February 15. Further information is available in the counseling office at MCC-Penn Valley and from the academic director at JCCC.

Selection of students for the program is determined by the ranking of applications according to the interview score, the overall college GPA, and the GPA in prerequisite courses. Further information is available from the Director of the Respiratory Care Program at JCCC.

Note: All English, mathematics, and science courses must be completed successfully before the student is eligible for the clinical courses at JCCC. Students may make application, however, if coursework will be completed by the clinical year.

Last Modified: 9/26/11