Respiratory Therapy

Available: Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses
Advisors: K. Sheppard (5331)
B. Smith (5379)
S. Watson (6253)

This program is designed to provide training necessary for successful completion of the requirements for the advanced practitioner level as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). A respiratory therapist is responsible for administering under a physician’s prescription many types of breathing therapeutics and utilizing specialized breathing, aerosol, and humidification equipment. The respiratory therapist works closely with the physician and also directly with the patient in the treatment situation.

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in association with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the registry examination of the National Board of Respiratory Care.

General Required Courses to be Completed at Northwest- Shoals Community College.

Entering students are required to complete ORI 107. Transfer students are exempt from this requirement.

Students must complete specialized courses at Wallace State to receive this degree. Wallace State enrolls students in this program competitively and only in certain terms. See your advisor.

WSCC Program Director: Allen Keener 256.352.8333

* BIO 103 highly recommended prior to BIO 201 & 202. 

* BIO 201, ENG 101, and MTH 100 must be completed by the June 1 application deadline. The other courses may be completed at Wallace.

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