Academic Affairs Office

Respiratory Therapy Program Outline

Muskegon Community College currently offers students the Therapist level of instruction. The therapist student, after successfully completing more than two years of instruction, receives the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS).

Applicants must show proficiency in the following: Score 1 or 2 in both the Reading and Writing on MEAP or score 22 or above on ACT (composite score) or score 80 on COMPASS writing test or complete ENG 091, Intro to English Composition, or ENG 101, English Composition, with a “C” (2.0) or above or transfer a course in from another college that is equivalent to ENG 091, Introduction to English Composition, or ENG 101, English Composition, with a “C” (2.0) or above. Score 46 or better on the COMPASS algebra test or transfer courses in from another college that are equivalent to Math 040, Beginning Algebra, or above.  Students must have the ability to meet the Program Technical Standards and must pass a criminal background check. 

POTENTIAL RT STUDENTS MUST CONTACT THE RESPIRATORY THERAPY DEPARTMENT, EVEN IF THEY HAVE APPLIED TO THE COLLEGE (Room 231-1, call 231.777.0223 or email vicki.henderson@muskegoncc.edu).  

Students must complete the RT curriculum requirements with a minimum GPA of “C” (2.0) in each course.

Respiratory Therapy Program Outline 

* BIOL 122B is an optional course.
* MATH 041 & CHEM 109 maybe taken in place of MATH 050 & CHEM 100
* CHEM 100 – Students must validate one year of high school chemistry competency on the Toledo Chemistry Placement Test (score 60% or above) or complete CHEM 100 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or complete CHEM 109 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
* PEA/DNC – one credit hour from PEA 101, 103, 104, 118 or 201 required, and one PEA/DNC credit hour of choice.
* PSCI III Intro to Government 4 cr. or HIST 201 US to 1877 cr. or HIST 202 US from Reconstruction to Present 3 cr.

NOTE: AH 101, Medical Terminology is not required, but is highly recommended prior to entry into the respiratory therapy program.