Care . . . A Profession With A Future!
FOR THE PROGRAM ARE:
||Math 50 Elementary Algebra
||Biology 100 General Biology
- - - OR
||Biology 107 Intro to Human Biology
||Chemistry 100 Introductory Chemistry
of the above classes must be completed before starting RSPT 230.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO THE PROGRAM, AS WELL AS, THE COLLEGE. OFFICAL
TRANSCRIPTS, FOR WHICH ALL CREDIT IS BEING REQUIRED, MUST BE SENT TO THE ADMISSIONS
OFFICE AND ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION FOR THE RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM.
Applications will be available
January 2nd (Or next business day depending on college winter
break recess.) through March 15th each year. The application
materials and required documents must be submitted by March 15th
at 5:00 PM. Applications should include the following:
- Submission Materials (Checklist, application form, worksheet, policy statement,
- Physical (including TB
and lab tests, and immunizations).
- Criminal background
check completion certificate (Forms will be provided for the physical and criminal background
- Essay (described below).
Each student will include an essay with their application
that consists of the following information:
- Description of the
scope of practice for a respiratory therapist to the best
- Discuss why they are
choosing to go into the field of respiratory care.
what characteristics or attributes they posses that will
enhance respiratory therapy
as a profession.
be described with an example
of experiences or observations
that have molded such characteristics/attributes rather
than general statements
for the purpose
of demonstrating the uniqueness
of each individual.
- Unofficial transcripts
of all completed college coursework.
Also, an interview
will be scheduled and conducted by the program director. Applicants will
be notified of the date, time, and location of the interview.
Acceptance will be
based on application completeness, including attachments, essay, and interview.
Notification of acceptance or denial will be made as soon as
practical after the end of the application period. Students may
be placed on a wait list. Any applicant who is accepted but declines
admission for a given year, must reapply to the program.
All contents of the
application packet should be submitted in their entirety and
Applicants are responsible for the completion of the application
submission materials and submitting the required attachments.
Oversight or omission of any item will prevent the application
from being processed. Applicants will NOT be notified of missing
items until after the end of the application period.
Should you have any questions
concerning the above, please contact the Respiratory
Therapy Program Director at (760) 245-4271, extension 2509.
The Associate Degree Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited
by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. There has been an increased demand for
qualified respiratory therapy graduates. This has generated a great deal of
interest in our program here at the College. It is important for you complete
the admission process as soon as possible as a limited number of 25 students
will be enrolled.
ADMISSION, PLACEMENT, AND ADVANCEMENT
Remember, acceptance to the Program is based upon established criteria
due to limitation of class size. The application requirements reflect the minimum
standards for consideration.
CRT/RCP's, with 1000+ hours of clinical experience, are encouraged to seek
advanced placement. An accelerated program can
be planned on an individual basis. Before applying, the prospective
student should confer with the RT Program
Director. Call for an appointment at (760) 245-4271, extension
2222. Admission to the RT Program as a non-traditional student
requires the submission of a
complete application packet.
Transfers From Other Schools of Respiratory Therapy
- Will be considered on an individual basis.
- Must apply for admission to VVC.
- Must apply for admission to the RT Program.
- Prior RT courses taken must be equivalent to the VVC Program for transfer
to be approved.
Withdrawal and Dismissal
- All Respiratory Therapy didactic classes must be passed with
a "C" of
- Clinical classes must be passed with a satisfactory evaluation.
- All associated classes taken for obtaining the Associate in Science
Degree must be passed with a grade "C" or higher.
- All RT classes must be taken consecutively. Progression is RSPT 230, 231,
232, 239, 233, and 234.
- Students must pass both Anatomy and Physiology with a grade "C" or
higher to be promoted to RSPT 233. Microbiology must be passed with a grade "C" or
higher prior to entry into RSPT 234.
- Overall 2.0 GPA must be maintained.
- An "incomplete" will be given if all assigned work
is not completed by the end of each semester.
Certificate of Completion
- A student may repeat one (1) Respiratory Therapy course during the program
without competing for class placement.
- Only one (1) RT course may be repeated and that course may be repeated only
- Any student who withdraws from the program should appear for an exit interview
and submit a written resignation.
- If a student meets the requirement for re-entry into the program at a later
date, a new application must be made in writing.
- Returning students, who meet re-entry criteria, must notify the Program
Director in writing six (6) months in advance of intent to return.
A Certificate of Completion in Respiratory Therapy will only be given to those
students who satisfy the A. S. Degree requirement in addition to the completion
of the Respiratory Therapy core courses.
Last Modified: 2008-06-26 .