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Allied Health

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care is an allied health profession whose practitioners focus on diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. A respiratory care practitioner can be instrumental in assisting a physician in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs, and specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical, clinical problems of respiratory care. A respiratory care practitioner is qualified to assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including responsibilities involved in supervision of respiratory technician functions.

If you would like information about a career as a respiratory therapist, you will have opportunities to hear presentations at Jackson College’s Central Campus, Health Laboratory Center (HLC) 204, on Aug. 7 or Aug. 28 (all Thursdays) at 1 or 6 p.m.

In Hillsdale County, an information session will be held at the LeTarte Center from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 19 in Room 12.

In Lenawee County, an information session will be held at the JC @ LISD TECH campus from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 19 in Room 131.

For more information, please contact Clinical Coordinator Helen Grim at 517.796.8640 or grimhelen@jccmi.edu.

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