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 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate or equivalent courses from the Academic and Career Entrance program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
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 Respiratory Therapy Admission Guidelines document
found on the Admission Procedures
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information
about the test.
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
This program develops the student’s cognitive, effective and psychomotor skills as described in the goals and outcomes of the National Competency Profile for Respiratory Therapy in order to perform as an entry-level Respiratory Therapist. Competency is acquired through didactic learning and performance assessment in the laboratory and clinical setting. Curriculum addresses analysis and problem solving, patient assessment/diagnostics/intervention, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and more - all built on strong foundational theory and learning. Program graduates must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.
- Program objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice.
- Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE).
- 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.
- Student will have access to and be trained in the Centre for Applied Health Sciences, which features state-of-the-art equipment and resources.
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.
- Medical Requirements Form
- 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
- N95 Mask Fit Testing
- 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.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Medical Terminology (online)
Medical Gas Therapy
Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Basic Science
Respiratory Care I
Respiratory Care II
Mechanical Ventilation I
General Education Elective
Respiratory Care III
Mechanical Ventilation II
General Education Elective
Paediatric and Neonatal Care
Mechanical Ventilation III
General Education Elective - ON LINE
Clinical Practicum I - Hospital Training
Comprehensive Examination I
Medical Research Application
Clinical Practicum II - Hospital Training
Comprehensive Examination II