Respiratory Care - A.A.S. Degree

How to Apply


Program Start
The Respiratory Care program begins every Fall semester in August.

Start here
If you are a first-time college student or transferring to ACC, begin the application process by completing the Steps-to-Getting-Started.

What You Need to Apply
You may use the Respiratory Care Application Checklist to guide you through the application process. 

Complete Prerequisite Courses
Provide proof of college credit, with a grade of "C" or better, for the following before the August start date. 

  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I
  • BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II

Academic Courses
Completion of the following course is not required at the time of application, but is strongly recommended prior to admission.

  • 3 Credits: Social/Behavioral Science Core Elective
  • 3 Credits: Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective
  • 4 Credits: BIOL 2420 – Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • Applicant must be TSI complete

Attend an Information Session
All applicants are required to attend an information session

Submit Application 

  • Application Form – Online application will open February 1st annually.
  • Official college transcript showing completion required courses (unofficial from ACC is acceptable)

Selection for Admission

Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is competitive. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:

  • Final grades in pre-requisite classes

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • Have completed the recommended academic courses
  • Hold a certificate or degree

Deductions will be given for:

  • F's or withdrawals in pre-requisite classes

What’s Next?
Wait to be contacted by the department. Please be patient; it can take several weeks for admission applications to be processed.

If Accepted?
You will be invited to attend a mandatory program orientation where you will be provided with instructions to complete the following:

  • Proof of personal health insurance
  • Passing a drug screening
  • Physical examination
  • Immunization record showing: Completion of Hepatitis B Immunization series (may take up to 6 months), MMR, Tdap, TB, Varicella, , and Influenza (please note: a titer may be required for some of these immunizations)
  • Cleared criminal background

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