Pre-Respiratory Therapy

For more information contact:
Dr. Ron Jyring • Jack Science Center 201C • 701-224-5459

Program Description
The Pre-Respiratory Therapy program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes toward a baccalaureate degree for students planning a career as a respiratory therapist. Study includes general biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, college physics, algebra, ethics, and general education classes required for graduation.
High school students planning a career in respiratory therapy should take classes in the sciences.

Program Requirements
Those completing the suggested curriculum requirements receive an Associate in Science degree and are eligible to transfer to a four-year institution.

In North Dakota, bachelor's degree programs in respiratory therapy are available at North Dakota State University and the University of Mary. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer school and modify BSC's suggested curriculum where necessary.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities
Respiratory therapists are a vital part of the health care team, continually interacting and communicating with other medical professionals. They help people with heart and lung problems and work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and patient homes.