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Respiratory Therapy Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree through Muskegon Community College – NMC Code 712

This collaborative program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. All liberal arts and science courses can be taken through NMC. All didactic respiratory classes will be offered at Munson Medical Center via live interactive television from Muskegon Community College. Most clinical courses can be completed at Munson Medical Center. This program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education.

The respiratory therapy program begins each fall semester. Enrollment in the program is based on the student meeting the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA of 2.0
  • Proficiency testing in Beginning Algebra
  • Successful completion of ENG 111.

Depending on placement test results and high school and/or college transcript evaluation, some prerequisite classes may be required. Class sizes generally begin with 6-10 students in the Munson interactive classroom. After completing more than two years of instruction, the therapist student receives the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) from Muskegon Community College. The student must pass the advanced practical examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Therapy in order to receive credentials.

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