Respiratory Care Program at Triton College

The Respiratory Care Program at Triton College is a registry-eligible, five semester, Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Students are admitted in the fall semester only. Prospective students must attend a scheduled information session to be considered for admission. Call (708) 456-0300 ext 3429 or ext 3545 for scheduled dates.  Program prerequisites include MAT 099; Level 4 or greater on the Triton College Reading, Writing and Mathematics Placement Exams.

Program Faculty


Kristine Anderson, MEd, RRT, CPFT

Program Coordinator/Director/Faculty
Respiratory Care Program
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, Il  60171
(708)456-0300 ext 3429
Office: H302-F

June Murray, BS, RRT, CPFT

Director of Clinical Education/Faculty
(708) 456-0300  ext 3981
Office: H302-F



Each fall semester, an entry-level (CRT) review course is offered during the first  7 weeks of the semester, on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:20. A WRRT  review course is offered during the first 7 weeks of the spring semester from 1:00 to 2:50. If you are a graduate of a respiratory care program, inform the academic advisor, and you will be allowed to register. 


 Office Hours- Fall 1999

Mondays          11-12:30
Tuesdays           12:15- 12:45
Wednesdays       10:00- 12:00
Thursdays            12:15- 12:45
Fridays                11:45- 12:30


Courses- Respiratory Care Program

Fall Semester

RSC 100- Science Principles in Respiratory Care                        3 credits
RSC 101- Introduction to Respiratory Care                                1 credit
RSC 200- Advanced Intensive Respiratory Care                        4 credits
RSC 210- Cardiopulmonary Diseases                                        3 credits
RSC 211- Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care                          1 credit
RSC 212- Advanced Physiologic Diagnostics                             4 credits
RSC 241- Respiratory Care Seminar I                                       1 credit

Spring Semester

RSC 120- Advanced Respiratory Care Procedures                    4 credits
RSC 123- Basic Physiologic Diagnostics                                    4 credits
RSC 220- Respiratory Care in Human Diseases                         2 credits
RSC 222- Cardiopulmonary Testing and Measurement               2 credits
RSC 251- Respiratory Care Seminar II                                      1 credit


RSC 209- Long-term and Home Respiratory Care                     1 credit

Professional Biography- Kristine Anderson

I began in respiratory care as an on-the-job trainee (OJT) in an 80 bed hospital in Door County, Wisconsin. I graduated from the Triton College Respiratory Care Program in 1977, and became a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) in 1978. I held the position of Director of Education for the Respiratory Care department at two major hospitals in the Chicago area. I began teaching at Triton in the Respiratory Care program in 1980. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in 1984 from Northeastern Illinois University with a major in Adult Education and a minor in Biology.  I received my master's degree in education from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Il. in 1992. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology. I have also passed the certification for pulmonary function technologists (CPFT) and the Perinatal/Pediatric specialty exam offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

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