Jessica Patterson

“I am a transfer student. I took many courses prior to being accepted to Vermont Tech. Even with COVID and having ZOOM classes the transition was exactly what I needed to be confident in my future. I chose Vermont Tech because of its reputation, small class size, hands-on teaching style, and team-based learning element.”

“Respiratory Therapy has always been of interest to me. I have a long family history of lung abnormalities, and thought that I could become more familiar with disease processes of the lungs and aid other people and patients with lung abnormalities to have better quality of life.”

Jessica’s classes are challenging, engaging, fun, small, and her professors are what drives her to be a better student. “The course material is not easy, but my professors guide me, push me, and challenge me to the best of my ability. Just when you think you have given up the professors in the Respiratory Therapy program are that moral support that makes you want to try, try, and try again.”

“My family has been a huge factor in my success at Vermont Tech. My mom has been my backbone, support and a huge reason I am achieving my goals at Vermont Tech.”

The professors of Jessica’s program have been the biggest resource of her experience thus far. They guided her to the Hartness library, a great place for resources.

“Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapy program I would like to be a transport Respiratory Therapist or a home health RT.”

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys fishing, ice hockey, and hunting.

Jessica’s advice is to incoming students is, “make sure you are ready for the commitment to the program you are applying for. If you put in the effort, have the drive, and the willingness to let yourself achieve, you will. The course schedule, requirements, workload is not easy, however, the experience and growth you gain as a student and person at Vermont Tech is worth every second.”

  • School

    Nursing and Health Professions

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  • Hometown

    Middlesex, VT