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Information about Great Falls College MSU’s Respiratory Therapist Program is posted on the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) web site,  You can see information about our program by selecting interactive map of CoARC program data and then Great Falls from the map.  Graduate job placement, and credentialing success as well as program attrition data for all CoARC accredited program is also posted at this site.  Click on Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status.  Programs are listed by state.

The Associate of Applied Science Program in Respiratory Care at Montana State University-Great Falls meets the "Essentials" and "Guidelines" for Accredited Programs for the Respiratory Therapist as set by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( CoARC ). Our program accreditation is granted through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( CAAHEP ), of which CoARC is their accrediting authority to evaluate respiratory programs.

The Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners:

The Board of Respiratory Care Practicioners are the licensing authority for the State of Montana.

Professional Association

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) encourages students and graduates to become members and participate in national and state meetings. The AARC's aim is to foster professional growth, encourage research, and provide services and representation to its members. Further information may be obtained from the national office.

Contact Information:

Brian Cayko

Brian Cayko
Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care 

Office (406) 771-4359
Office (800) 446-2698 ext. 4359
FAX (406) 771-4317


Leonard Bates

Leonard Bates M.Ed, RRT, RCP 
Program Director, Respiratory Care

Office (406) 771-4360 
Office (800) 446-2698 ext. 4360 
FAX (406) 771-4317