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. 

Use the Respiratory Care Admission Points Guide to see how applicants are ranked. 

Complete Prerequisite Courses
Provide proof of college credit for the following before the January 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 Packet

  • Application Form – Online application will open February 1st annually.
  • Official college transcript showing completion required courses (unofficial from ACC is acceptable)
  • Immunization record showing at least 2 or 3 shots completed in Hepatitis B series
  • Completed HESI A2 exam within the last 5 years

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

Eligible applicants will be invited for interviews held approximately 2-3 weeks after the April and June deadlines.

If Accepted?
A condition of admission is based on completion and/or of submission of 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, Meningitis (required for students under the age of 22), and Influenza (please note: a titer may be required for some of these immunizations)
  • Cleared criminal background
  • Attend program orientation 

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