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Respiratory Therapy Program

NMC Transfer Guide

To: Muskegon Community College

AAS, Respiratory TherapY Program

The AAS degree program from MCC is done through distance learning where students are in a RT Classroom at Munson Medical Center. The partnership between NMC, MCC and Munson Medical Center, allows you to complete your degree and sit for your national board exams to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. NMC provides the liberal arts courses; Munson the clinical requirements; and MCC the RT courses and degree. There is a specialty clinical requirement that is done in Grand Rapids, MI during the RT program.

Starting salary for a RT in the Traverse City area is in the range of $35,000 to $38,000 per year. A potential student must enjoy working with people, be a team player and also like working as an autonomous professional. Your interests should include computers, science and machinery.


Minimum requirements to apply for the program are a grade of at least a 2.0 in ENG 111 and MTH 23 or equivalent transfer courses.

Students in the MCC RT Program must attain a minimum grade of 2.0 in each science and Respiratory Therapy course in each semester of the RT curriculum. Students failing to meet this requirement will be dismissed from the program

Preference will be given to those who have earned a 2.0 in: ENG 111, MTH 111, CHM 101 (MTH 111 pre-requisite) and BIO 227 (MTH 111 co-requisite)

Contacts for this program

Munson: Karen Kain, PhD, RRT, Site Co-Ordinator, (231) 935-6736 or

Muskegon Community College (MCC): Debra Grube MSM, RRT, Director - Respiratory Therapy Program, (231) 777-0389 or 




ENG 111

English Composition



BIO 227 & 228

Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 (MTH 111 co-requisite, ENG 111 co-requisite)


CHM 101

Intro to Chemistry (MTH 111 or higher prerequisite)


MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra (pre-requisite for NMC CHM 101 and co-requisite for BIO 227)


Additional Requirements

HAH 101

Medical Terminology (not required at this time but highly recommended)


MGT 241

Introduction to Management


PHL 202

Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated Fall 2019

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