Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy program is designed to prepare students for a career as a respiratory care professional.  The program is nationally accredited by The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). As Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapists graduates may expect to find employment in home health care, acute and sub-acute settings, diagnostic laboratories, research, case management, sales, and asthma education.

The Respiratory Therapy program is delivered on-site at Carver Career & Technical Center in Malden, WV.  Completion of this program leads to an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and eligibility for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examinations. 

Respiratory therapy is a selective admission, limited enrollment program which admits one class per year. Sucessful candidates are selected by an admissions committee. Students wishing to enter this program must complete an application packet available in the Admissions Office by February 28 of each year. The admissions committee will consider applications during two selection periods. The application deadline for priority selections is February 28 of each year. If seats are still available in the program following priority application reviews, secondary applications will be considered. The application deadline to be considered for the secondary selection period will be April 30 of each year.

Download the Program Application

Students  accepted into the Respiratory Therapy collaborative program pay tuition  directly to the Carver Career and Technical Center, not to BridgeValley.  Admitted students will need to contact the financial aid counselor at Carver to discuss payments options. Financial aid is limited to Pell and Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) grants for students enrolled in the Carver cooperative programs.  At this time, the Carver programs do not accept the Promise Scholarship or other State scholarships. Direct all scholarship applicability questions to the financial aid counselor at Carver Career and Technical Center.

Courses

Summer Semester  
RESP 105 Patient Assessment 4
  Semester Total 4
First Semester
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC 1) 3
MATH 111 Math for Health Care 3
RESP 101 Clinical Rotation I 0
RESP 107 CP Pharmacology 3
RESP 111 Respiratory Skills I 4
  Semester Total 17
Second Semester
ATEC 115 Fund Business Comp Appl 3
BIOL 230 Microbiology 3
BIOL 231 Microbiology Lab (wet) 1
ENGL 202 Business and Professional Writing 3
RESP 102 Clinical Rotation II 0
RESP 112 Respiratory Skills II 3
RESP 115 Pathology 3
  Semester Total 16
Summer Semester  
RESP 103 Clinical Rotation III 0
RESP 220 Mechanical Ventilation 3
  Semester Total 3
Third Semester
PSYC 201 Life Span Development 3
RESP 201 Clinical Rotation IV 0
RESP 205 Neonates/Pediatrics 3
RESP 210 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics I 3
RESP 221 Mechanical Ventilation II 4
  Semester Total 13
Fourth Semester  
BUSN 120 IPR: Interviewing Strategies 1
RESP 202 Clinical Rotation V 0
RESP 207 Alternate Health Care 2
RESP 209 Clinical Simulations 2
RESP 211 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics II 3
RESP 215 Review Seminar 2
RESP 217 Professional Issues 2
SOCI 130 Diversity in the Workplace 1
  Semester Total 13