South Campus - Windsor
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
(519) 972-2727 ext. 4934
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test is required for entrance into this program. There is a fee associated with this test. Information will be provided to applicants.
NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page
This three year advanced diploma program will prepare the graduate to work in the field of respiratory therapy. Curriculum will provide a strong foundation in instrumentation principles, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, critical thinking and analysis. Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice and the current National Competency Profile. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.
Students admitted to the respiratory therapy program should note that the right to practice as a respiratory therapist is granted only through the appropriate authority of the province concerned through a process of licensure to practice. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice. For information on licensure, please see the National Alliance of Respiratory Regulatory Bodies (NARTRB) website at www.nartrb.ca
New graduate Respiratory Therapists are eligible to apply to write the national certification examination in respiratory therapy administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC). For more information about the national certification examination in Respiratory Therapy, please see the CBRC website at www.cbrc.ca
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in a number of diverse settings in which graduates may practice. This includes hospital settings such as ICU, operating and emergency rooms, community agencies, long term care agencies, medical sales and services, educational institutions, patient education, rehabilitation, and research.
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
- Applicants accepted to the program will receive appropriate medical forms and instructions for completion/submission. Students in the program are expected to keep immunizations up-to-date as required by our clinical partners i.e. TB testing and associated documentation will be required yearly.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the end of the first semester (proof/documentation must be submitted):
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED or Level HCP
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to maintain/renew before expiry certification in First Aid, CPR and N95 Fit Testing throughout the length of the program, including during clinical placements.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain Police Clearance (vulnerable sector screening) prior to beginning of semester three
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
- All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Program Physical Demands Analysis: H795.
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:
Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees:$4,233.41
For textbook prices see the Bookstore website
. As of January 2014, the total cost for textbooks for all three years of the program (purchased new) is approximately $2300. The majority of required texts will need to be purchased in the first year.
For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees
Administration, Acts and Legalities
Medical Gas Therapy - Theory
Anatomy and Physiology I
Medical Gas Therapy - Laboratory
Applied Basic Sciences
General Education Elective
Basic Respiratory Protocols Theory
Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Theory
Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Lab
Pulmonary Diagnostics - Theory
Basic Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory
Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Theory
Advanced Respiratory Protocols - Laboratory
Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Theory
Pulmonary Diagnostics - Laboratory
Clinical Practicum I
Principles of Blood Analysis
Applied Mechanical Ventilation
- Laboratory I
General Education Elective
Professional Communicaton for Respiratory Therapists
Neonatal and Paediatric Care
- Theory & Lab
Applied Mechanical Ventilation - Lab II
General Education Elective - ON LINE
Cardiopulmonary Management - Theory
Cardiopulmonary Management - Lab
Clinical Practicum II
Patient Care Lab
Clinical Practicum III - Hospital Training
Comprehensive Examination I
Medical Research Application
Clinical Practicum IV - Hospital Training
Comprehensive Examination II