The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy is a 76-semester credit hour program that consists of general education classes, respiratory therapy classes, and clinical activities.
The program is offered only at the Shelby-Hoover Campus and is housed in the Judy M. Merritt Health Sciences Building. Admission into the program is competitive and a ranking formula is utilized to determine acceptance into the program.
“The Jefferson State Community College Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC program number 200634, awarding an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy, at the Jefferson State Shelby-Hoover Campus, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students. It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation.”
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com)
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