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BSCTC to host Respiratory Therapy Pre-Admission Conference February 22

Melissa SkeensBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) will hold a pre-admission conference at 3 p.m., Thursday, February 22 on the Mayo campus of the college (Building D, Room 202). 

The conference is free and open to anyone interested in applying for admission to the respiratory therapy program.  Attending a pre-admission conference is a requirement for the admission application to the Respiratory Therapy program. 

Respiratory Therapists assess, treat and care for all types of patients with breathing disorders from the premature infant to the elderly. Therapists provide oxygen therapy for patients who are short of breath and lacking oxygen as well as providing life support to patients who have stopped breathing. 

“Being a respiratory therapist is such a rewarding career,” said Missy Skeens, coordinator of the respiratory therapy program. “We are very fortunate to have a program like this in eastern Kentucky to help meet the demand of respiratory therapists across the region.” 

For more information on the pre-admission conference or the Respiratory Therapy program, contact Skeens at (606) 788-2822 or email