NMC Transfer Guide

To: Muskegon Community College

Program: Certified Respiratory Therapist

A Certified Respiratory Therapist associate degree program is available through Munson Hospital, Muskegon Community College and Northwestern Michigan College, and allows you to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist in Traverse City. Muskegon Community College provides the associate degree; Munson, the clinical experience; and NMC, the liberal arts courses. There is a specialty clinical done in Grand Rapids, MI or Ann Arbor, MI. Please see Laura Schmidt for details: (231) 995-1245 or lschmidt@nmc.edu.

Starting salary for a R.T. 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.

Contacts for this program

NMC: Laura Schmidt, (231) 995-1245 or lschmidt@nmc.edu.

Munson: Karen Kain, Director of Respiratory Therapy, (231) 935-6736 or kkain@mhc.net.

Muskegon Community College (MCC): Vicki Henderson, Allied Health program, (231) 777-0223 or vicki.henderson@muskegon.cc.mi.us.




ENG 111, 112 (or test at MCC and take their one English class online

English Composition



BIO 227 & 228

Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 (CHM 101 and MTH 111 are prerequisites; BIO 106 Human Biology strongly recommended)


BIO 208

Microbiology (MTH 111 & 100 level BIO are prerequisite; BIO 106 recommended)


CHM 101

Intro to Chemistry (MTH 23 or higher prerequisite)


MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra


PHL 202

Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas


PSY 101 

Introduction to Psychology

MGT 241 

Introduction to Management (BUS 101 could be waived as a prerequisite) 


 PE 135 or HF 120

Weightlifting I or Aerobic Workout I 


One additional PE, HF or OUT class 



 Please select one of the following:



PLS 101 

Introduction to American Politics


HST 111

U.S. History to 1865 


HST 112 

U.S. History from 1865 



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.


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