Respiratory Therapy

Welcome to the LCC Respiratory Therapy Department

Labette Community College established its Respiratory Therapy Program in 1984. Since that date, over 300 students have graduated from the program.

The Respiratory Therapy Program Goal is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Through guided study in the classroom and clinical settings, the graduates of the Respiratory Therapy Program are prepared to:

  • Take the national credentialing exams administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates are eligible to take the advanced Level Registry Examinations upon passing the Certification Examination.
  • Function as advanced level respiratory therapists performing both routine patient care and critical care procedures in the hospital, clinic, laboratory and home setting.
  • Matriculate into a college or university to earn a higher degree.

What is Respiratory Therapy?
Application Process


The Labette Community College, CoARC program number 200304, Associates of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, Parsons, Kansas, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

Program Contacts

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Kara Good, B.S., RRT

Respiratory Therapy Director
(620) 820-1160
Office Hours
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Jennifer Harding, B.S., RRT

Clinical Coordinator
(620) 820-1161
Office Hours
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Ross Harper

Adjunct Instructor
(620) 820-1241
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Lori Weaver

Health Science Programs’ Administrative Assistant
(620) 820-1157