El Valor/St. Augustine College - Associate in Respiratory Therapy

We are happy to report that El Valor has partnered with St. Augustine College, to begin an ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY cohort in LITTLE VILLAGE!  This is part of our Leadership Through Education program which has as one of its goals to increase the number of qualified, culturally and linguistically skilled personnel in high-demand fields especially individuals who can identify with the Latino community and other underserved communities.
If you or anyone you know is interested in obtaining an ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY, please attend the next information session:

 

EL VALOR/ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY INFORMATION SESSION – LITTLE VILLAGE

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
6:00pm-8:00pm
El Valor’s Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center
2434 S. Kildare, Chicago, IL 60623

 

To attend the information session, please contact Carmen Martinez at cmartinez@elvalor.net  or (312) 492-5938.

EL VALOR/ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY

 

ASSOCIATE IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY courses in Little Village will begin in August 2011.   The program lasts 36 months and covers subjects related to becoming an effective respiratory therapist.  Upon completion of this program, participants will earn an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Respiratory Therapy. Classes that do not require lab work will be held at El Valor’s Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center.   The cohort starts together and finishes together.  

 

NOTE:   Strong writing and math skills desired.  The last two years of the program require clinical residencies in a hospital setting.  Hours for the residency are typically from 7:30am until 3:30pm. Residency is required.

Those that are accepted to this program by St. Augustine College will be eligible to receive a scholarship after all other forms of grant financial aid are exhausted.

 

ABOUT RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Students who complete the program and achieve certification could earn $50,000 annually to start.  Respiratory Therapy has a career path to pursue.  For more information on the career of a Respiratory Therapist, please go to the following links: 

 

U.S. Department of Labor - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos321.htm
Chicago - http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/Registered-Respiratory-Therapist... 
U.S. Average - http://www1.salary.com/Registered-Respiratory-Therapist-salary.html
 
Please forward to anyone you feel may be interested in this opportunity.

 

Click here for more information on El Valor Website

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