Respiratory Care Program
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Welcome to the Respiratory Care Program


Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care


Admission Criteria

Application (Word)  

Application Checklist  

Course Descriptions (MSU Catalog) 

Observation Requirements 

Observation Form(PDF)  (Word) 


Respiratory Care is an Associate Degree program offered by the Northeast Kentucky Consortium for Respiratory Care. In this program, Maysville Community & Technical College has joined with Ashland Community & Technical College, and Morehead State University to offer respiratory care education which meets the standards of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Students completing this program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Care and be a registry-eligible Respiratory Therapist.

The student will complete all admission requirements, receive financial aid, register for classes, and pay tuition and fees at their home institution. General education courses are taken on the campus of your home institution. The respiratory courses are offered at the Rowan County campus of the Maysville Community and Technical College through an agreement between all institutions.

Admission Criteria

1. Completion of BIOL 234: Human Anatomy, MATH 135: Math for Technical Students, FYS 100:  First Year Seminar

COMM 108:  Oral Communication, and ENG 100: Writing I with a grade of "C" or better.
2. Students desiring admission must submit the following application materials by November 15th:

  • Respiratory Care Program Admission Application form

  • ACT scores or equivalent

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary course work

Application materials are to be submitted to:

Department of Health, Wellness and Human Performance
Morehead State University

Program Coordinator:  Ann Rathbun, Ph.D.

Respiratory Care Program
Laughlin Health Building, 200C
Morehead, KY 40351


The program begins each year in the Spring Semester (January).

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To complete an application, download a pdf version of the application, fill out the Admission Application form, and submit it to the address given on the checklist. This download requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get the latest version.

To download a Microsoft Word version of the application, CLICK HERE.



Download the Respiratory Care brochure  (348K) containing the required course sequence.

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