About the Respiratory
No cost to trainees. Earn while you learn.
Get the skills you need to begin a rewarding career in a growing healthcare field. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), SMCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program will teach you the theory and techniques of respiratory care while allowing you to have hands-on experience through clinical application courses. Students will have also the ability to earn while they learn through an apprenticeship with a local healthcare facility.
What opportunities does this program provide?
Put Your Skills to Work
Students who successfully complete the training will get hands-on training in the respiratory therapy field and be aligned to enter the workforce, or they can continue their education to earn an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy and more.
Continue Your Education
Interested in continuing to build your skills? Further your education by enrolling in one of our certificate or degree programs which lead to advanced and expanded career opportunities upon graduation.
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How do I complete this program?
Browse the information below to learn what is involved in qualifying for and completing this program.
Successfully complete training in:
- Respiratory Care theory and techniques
- Respiratory Therapy clinical application
- An apprenticeship with a local healthcare facility (earn while you learn)
- And more!
Completion Time & Location
Offered at the SMCC South Portland Campus. Inquire about upcoming sessions.
To qualify for this training you must meet the following prerequisites:
- At least 18 years of age
- High school diploma, GED, or HiSet
- Resident of Maine
- Proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
- Math 140 College Algebra or equivalent
- BIOL 132 A&P 1 or equivalent
- BIOL 138 A&P II or equivalent
*Estimated completion time.
TO QUALIFIED TRAINEES
WHILE YOU LEARN
SOUTH PORTLAND CAMPUS
“It’s not easy raising four children, working part-time and attending college at the same time. But SMCC has given me a direct path to what I really want to do, and it’s financially feasible. I’m now doing my clinical training at a top-notch hospital, and I hope to transition to a full-time job there, after I graduate.”Kendra Cummings, Respiratory Therapy