Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Award: Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: To prepare students for admission in the A.A.S. degree program in Respiratory Therapy at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Reynolds).

Possible occupations for graduates: licensed respiratory therapist in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, home care agencies, and alternate care sites.

The Respiratory Therapy Associate of Applied Science degree program is a partnership program with Reynolds Community College. Students complete general education courses at Blue Ridge Community College and subsequently apply to Reynolds to complete the remaining program requirements. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to treat, manage, and care for patients with breathing abnormalities, under the supervision of a physician.

All courses in this career studies certificate must be complete or in progress by the application deadline for admission into the A.A.S. degree program in Respiratory Therapy at Reynolds. Completion of this career studies certificate does not guarantee admission into J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College's Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. program. 

Prior to applying to the A.A.S. degree program in Respiratory Therapy at Reynolds, students enrolled in the CSC must be successfully complete a math entrance exam for Reynolds Community College. Reynolds Community College will email information regarding the math entrance exam to students after applying to the program. 

For additional information about the Respiratory Therapy program, contact Mr. Dayton Carpenter in the Academic Advising Center.

Code Title Credit Hours
SDV 100College Success Skills1
ENG 111College Composition I3
BIO 141Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 142Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PHI 220Ethics and Society3
PSY 230Developmental Psychology3
Total Credit Hours18