How to Apply - Respiratory Care Program

The Respiratory Care Program is a selective admission program.

We encourage students to make contact early with the program and maintain that contact throughout the application process.

Things You Need to Know 

  • You apply to the second year of the curriculum which is referred to as the "clinic year." We give first consideration for this clinic year to applicants who apply and have any non-JCCC transcripts received by the annual deadline.
  • It is important that you be familiar with the field of respiratory therapy and the JCCC respiratory care program requirements.
  • You are strongly encouraged to do a little homework by visiting with respiratory therapists, doing some respiratory department observation (PDF), completing some Internet searching to familiarize yourself with the profession. When you go to observe, please take the Respiratory Care Program Observation Evaluation (PDF) with you to complete.
  • Courses during the clinical year require you to consider how well you will be able to manage personally, financially, and socially the demands of a 35-40 hour school week. You need to anticipate the adjustments that might be necessary in having to work fewer hours, arrange for childcare, etc.

Respiratory care students must complete a selective admission application (PDF).