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Respiratory Care

Pamela Nugent

Program Director

The Profession​

The A.A.S. in Respiratory Care will prepare the students to become a well- rounded professional and competent advanced respiratory therapist.  The graduate will be eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care entry-level respiratory care practitioner examination to become a “Certified Respiratory Therapist” and the advanced level respiratory care practitioner examination to become a “Registered Respiratory Therapist.”  Our professional credentialing organization is The National Board of Respiratory Care,

Information about the profession of respiratory care can be found at the American Association for Respiratory Care.

This is a fully accredited program by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, CoARC.  Here is the link where Information about accreditation and the student/graduate outcomes for all programs can be found.

Successful completion of the program can lead to employment as a respiratory therapist in hospitals, clinics or home settings or branch off into research, sales, education or other career opportunities. ​​​ ​  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​




Faculty & Staff

Name Email Phone Room
Pamela Nugent - Program Director​ (312) 850-7382 2103-O
George West - Director of Clinical Education ​ (312) 850-7383 2301-012
Jane Reynolds - Instructor (312) 850-7354 2301-009​​​​

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Contact Information

1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2103-O
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.