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Become a Respiratory Therapist

You have been thinking a lot lately about going into the healthcare field and Respiratory Therapy sounds like a good choice to you, but you have a lot of questions about how to get started.  Below are links to RT programs and training throughout the state as well as important contacts who can assist you with detailed answers to your questions. 

 

First things first!

Visit be-an-rt.org & Get answers to the big questions like...What is respiratory therapy? Why be a respiratory therapist? Where can I take classes to become a Respiratory Therapist? Who do I contact?

Below is a list of institutions and their appropriate contacts for RT programs.

 

Jacksonville State University

Website - www.jsu.edu/respiratory

 

Ed Goodwin, MSRT, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT

Department Head and Assistant Director, JSU Respiratory

(256) 782-5431  

pegoodwin@jsu.edu

 

Tanelle McMillin

Administrative Assistant, JSU Respiratory

(256) 782-8496  

atmcmillin@jsu.edu

Shelton State Community College

Website: https://www.sheltonstate.edu/instruction-workforce-development/health-services-programs/respiratory-therapy/

 

Riva McAlpine, MAE, LRT, RRT

Respiratory Therapy Program Director

(205) 391-2629 

rmcalpine@sheltonstate.edu

Wallace Community College in Dothan

Website: https://www.wallace.edu/programs/respiratory-therapist/

 

Judith Harrell

Program Director

(334) 556-2291 

jharrell@wallace.edu

 

Shannon McNabb

(334) 556-2388 

smcnabb@wallace.edu

Wallace Community College in Hanceville

Website:  https://www.wallacestate.edu/programs/health-division/respiratory-therapy/index.html

 

Mrs. Ashley Lancaster BS, LRT, RRT

Program Director

Respiratory Therapy Program

Wallace State Community College

801 Main Street NW

PO Box 2000

Hanceville, AL 35077

ashley.lancaster@wallacestate.edu

256.352.8305

Jefferson State Community College

Website:  https://www.jeffersonstate.edu/programs/respiratory-therapy/

Jennifer S. Chesser BS, RRT

Director of Clinical Education

Respiratory Therapy Program

jennifer.chesser@jeffersonstate.edu

205-983-5310

www.jeffersonstate.edu

Coastal Community College (Coming Soon)

Trenholm State Community College

Website: https://www.trenholmstate.edu/programs/health-sciences-division/respiratory-therapy

Shalanda Lee

Director of Respiratory Therapy

334-420-4419

slee@trenholmstate.edu

University of North Alabama

Website is www.una.edu/respcare

Mrs. Jabril Diamond | 256.765.4687
Lecturer & Program Coordinator of Respiratory Care
Nursing & Health Professions - Undergraduate Programs
UNA Box 5054 | 321 Laura M. Harrison Hall • Florence, AL 35632-0001

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