Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered for admission to the Associate of Science in respiratory care based on the following criteria:

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 (GED score of 500) or have a previous college minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 for at least 12 credits.
  2. A quality academic background in basic science and mathematics. This will include a grade of at least C in one algebra course and two science courses, selected from biology, chemistry, or physics. One of the science courses must include a laboratory.
  3. A score of at least 40 percent on the Kettering College mathematics placement exam or transfer credit equivalent to MATH 105 or higher.
  4. A pre-admission interview with program personnel and/or alumni.
  5. Completed student personal statement.
  6. Additional qualifiers such as job shadow experience, status as a current Kettering College student, ACT composite score, and a GPA of 2.80 may influence acceptance.
  1. Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work prior to matriculation into the program.
  2. All students accepted for admission into the program must complete a mandatory four-hour job shadow experience with a respiratory therapist in a health care setting prior to course registration. Forms to document the job shadow experience are available in the admissions office and here.
  3. Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months prior to beginning the clinical experience. Please contact the admissions office for approved service contact information. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check.
  4. In order to participate in clinical activities, all students must have personal health insurance coverage and must maintain coverage during the time they are enrolled for professional courses (RESA).
  5. All college-required immunizations must be completed before the student can begin the clinical experience. Individual clinical sites may require additional immunizations, all of which must be completed and maintained throughout that assignment. The immunization record must be submitted prior to registration for classes.