Degree Plan

A student must meet NWACC admission criteria and the criteria for admission to the RT Program before applying. The deadline for the completed RT Program application packet to be received in Health Professions is the first Monday in June by 4:30 p.m. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in both the respiratory therapy and general education courses. Students must complete all required course work with a grade of "C" or better. The Respiratory Therapy Program is designed to prepare students for advanced level respiratory therapy. The program consist of 28 or 29 credit hours in general education and 53 credit hours in respiratory therapy course work. Clinical placement is subject to criminal background checks, drug screening and other clinical facility policies.


For more information, contact Michelle Frazier, RT Program Director, at (479) 619-4252 or


A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy


The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed for employment purposes and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in the degree can be transferred to another institution. While a few institutions accept some courses in A.A.S. programs, the general rule is that courses in A.A.S. degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor's degrees. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing, in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.