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.


An overall GPA of 2.0 is required to apply.

Minimum course requirements to apply for the program are a grade of at least a 2.0 in ENG 111, MTH 111, CHM 101 (MTH 111 prerequisite), BIO 227 and BIO 228 (ENG 111 and MTH 111 corequisite) or equivalent transfer courses.

The 4 additional requirements at the bottom of this guide - HAH 101, MGT 241, PHL 202 and PSY 101 - must be at least a C-. Since NMC does not give a C-, NMC courses will need to receive a 2.0 in the additional requirements. A C- transferred to MCC from another college would apply to the MCC program but not transfer to NMC.

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.

Contacts for this program

Munson:  RRT, Site Co-Ordinator is Duane Croel. His phone number is 231-935-2433 

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


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 Summer 2021