The application period for the Respiratory Therapy program is March 1-May 31. Applications are available online. Completed applications and all requested documents must be returned to Mandy Roachell by May31. All applicants are notified of their admission status by mid-June and accepted students begin the year one of respiratory therapy coursework in August. Students in the program must complete courses listed in Program Requirements and Support Related Requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in each course in order to receive the A.A.S. degree. Respiratory Therapy majors may begin their general education and science prerequisites during any semester.
In order to be considered for admission, all applicants must sign the physical qualification form included in the admission application.
Have physical strength to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Have visual capacity to read small print on medication labels
Have sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from clients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of a monitoring device such as stethoscopes, IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitors, fire alarms, etc.
Communicate in clear English speech patterns, verbal and written
Demonstrate coordinated range of motion of all four extremities without assistive devices
Must be able to demonstrate appropriate and rational behavior while under mental and emotional stress
Upon respiratory therapy program application, a national background screening from Verified Credentials must be submitted at the cost of the student. Submission for background screening is located on the respiratory therapy application.