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Applications are closed and will reopen in April 2020 for the fall semester.

The Trenholm State Community Respiratory Therapy Program, CoArc program number 200638, awarding an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy, at the Trenholm State Campus, holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( 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.

Program Goals:
To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Trenholm State Community College is in the process of seeking approval for provisional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) to offer the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Upon approval for provisional accreditation from CoARC, Trenholm State hopes to admit its first class of Respiratory Therapy students in Fall 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a Respiratory Therapist and would like to have your name placed on the interest list, feel free to contact Mrs. Lee.

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Shalanda Lee, MHA, RRT-NPS
Director of Respiratory Therapy
Phone: 334-420-4419

For more information about a career in respiratory therapy, click the links below:

Life and Breath Video (What is a Respiratory Therapist)

Employment and Financial Outlook

Where Respiratory Therapists Work:


Course Area

Course Name


Credit Hours

ENG 101

English Composition I

Area I


SPH 106 or

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Oral Communication or

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Area II


ART 101 or

MUS 101

Art Appreciation or

Music Appreciation

Area II


BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Area III


BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Area III


MTH 100 or

Higher MTH

Intermediate College Algebra

Area III


PSY 200

General Psychology

Area IV


ORI 101

Orientation to College












**** Orientation to College is a required prerequisite that must be taken during the first semester of program admission if not completed prior to program’s proposed start date****

**** Must have an ACT score of 18 or higher****

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108