West Virginia Northern Community College


WJU-AAS Respiratory Theraph 2 plus2

Respiratory Therapy 2+2
Associate in Applied Science
Transfer to Wheeling Jesuit University

Note: The "2+2" term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Because of individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for transitional education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete this degree in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years. The term "2+2" does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years. Students are also not guaranteed admission to Wheeling Jesuit University and to the Wheeling Jesuit Respiratory Therapy Program

Academic Advisor(s): WH-Lucki (A-K), Ingram (L-Z); WT-Yadrick; NM-Lucki/Slie

Students completing this option will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing an additional specified 70-74 hours at WJU, they will receive a Bachelor Degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Approximately 64 credit hours will transfer as equivalent courses.

In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to the WJU Respiratory Therapy program must meet general admission requirements to the university, as well as the Respiratory Therapy program. Students will officially apply to the WJU Respiratory Therapy program after completing their first semester at WJU. In order for a course to be accepted for transfer, the student must have earned a grade of C or higher. *

Students successfully completing and receiving an A.A.S degree under the 2+2 agreement with Wheeling Jesuit University’s Respiratory Therapy Program should be able to:

• Apply scientific knowledge and theory to clinical problems

• Evaluate clinical information using critical thinking skills

• Develop patient care plans related to respiratory care

• Operate equipment safely and efficiently

• Communicate effectively to the health care team, patients and family members

• Provide education to the health care team, patients and family members

• Conduct therapeutic procedures related to respiratory care

• Promote individual wellness and prevention of cardiopulmonary disorders

• Recognize patient needs and individual diversity

• Demonstrate appropriate personal and professional behaviors

Additional information: In order to be considered for acceptance into the WJU Respiratory Therapy program, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and graduate from this program. After acceptance into the WJU respiratory therapy program, students will be evaluated individually on prior work and clinical experience by the WJU program faculty. The results of this evaluation may lead to additional credits being awarded or waived. Students are encouraged to consult with a WJU program advisor concerning the transfer option and application process.

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.

First Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
BIO 114 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
RCT 104 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3
RCT 106 Clinical Practice I 2
RCT 110  Respiratory Care Sciences 3
RCT 125 Therapeutic Procedures 3
First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
BIO 115 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
CIT 117 Microsoft Applications 3
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
MATH Restricted Math Elective *  3(5)
RCT 127 Clinical Practice II 2
RCT 134  Critical Care I 3
    17 (19)
First Summer Term

RCT 214

RCT 136


Respiratory Care Specialties

Clinical Practice III 2





Total = 5

Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
RCT 204 Advanced Respiratory Care 3
RCT 216 Critical Care II 3
RCT 218 Clinical Practice IV 4
MGT 250 Principles of Management 3
PSYC 105  Introduction to Psychology 3
Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
RCT 221 Respiratory Care Seminar 3
RCT 223 Clinical Practice V 6
SOC 125  Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Total Hours in Program
* Choose from: MATH 110 or MATH 210
Awards and Accreditations