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The Respiratory Care program is a selective admission program with academic, interview, and procedural requirements.

RC Program applications are due March 15 for the following Fall start date.

We will evaluate your application after the deadline, provided you submitted all required documentation. The following criteria requirements will be used to determine your eligibility, final ranking, and selection:

You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to be eligible for admission to the program.
BIOL 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
CHEM 122 Principles of Chemistry 5
ENGL 121 Composition I 3
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses is not required for application to the program but must be completed by the start of the program.

^See all AAS General Education Electives.

  • If your course work has been completed at JCCC, a copy of your transcript will be placed in your file.
  • You can check your academic record by logging into your MyJCCC account, selecting the My Records tab and clicking on “View Unofficial Transcripts.” It is not necessary to request JCCC transcripts.
  • You must contact all other institutions and request an official transcript be sent directly to JCCC Selective Admissions. Transcripts from other institutions will be released to JCCC only upon request of the applicant. Faxed or hand-carried copies will not be accepted.
  • You are responsible for making sure that all transfer credit is posted to your transcript as equivalent to JCCC courses required or to see a Counselor about the possibility of obtaining a course substitution by Feb. 1.

Please email the Admissions Office at jcccadmissions@jccc.edu if you have any questions.

An official copy of your high school transcript or GED is required by the RC program.

We highly recommend that you meet with a JCCC counselor prior to applying to the program. To make a counseling appointment, call 913-469-3809 or email advise@jccc.edu and ask to meet with an RC or healthcare counselor

We will evaluate your application after the deadline, provided that you submit all required documentation. The following criteria will be used to determine your final ranking and selection:

  • Cumulative GPA.
  • Number of completed prerequisite courses (Completion of prerequisite courses is not required for application to the program, but must be completed by the start of the
    program).
  • Academic record demonstrates ability to handle a significant course load successfully.
  • Healthcare courses (e.g. Introduction to Healthcare Delivery, Medical Terminology, etc.) successfully completed beyond the minimum requirements
  • Candidates who have completed a certificate or degree and have submitted proof prior to the application deadline (for example: CNA, EMT, Pharmacy Tech, AS, BS).

The Disclosure and Consent for Background Check form is contained within the program application. Once you have been granted preliminary acceptance into the program, you must pass the background check and drug screen.

Once you have been granted preliminary acceptance, we will provide instructions regarding requirements and how to initiate the background check, drug screen and Document Management System (DMS) through Validity Screening Solutions. Prior background checks cannot be used. All flagged records are reviewed on a case-by-case situation and may prevent full acceptance to the program. Any noncompliance with these mandates may result in retraction of your acceptance or termination from the program.

Interviewed applicants will be offered positions based on interview panel consensus by email. The remaining interview candidates will either be placed on a waiting list or identified as candidates who will no longer be considered for program entrance based on criteria.

Applicants offered acceptance will need to confirm their intent to accept by the established deadline. 

Applicant acceptance is based on the following contingencies: 

  • Satisfactory completion of any remaining prerequisite coursework prior to the beginning of the program.
  • Satisfactory completion of the required background check and drug screening. Instructions will be provided to accepted candidates regarding requirements. Any noncompliance with these mandates may result in retraction of your acceptance or termination from the program.  
  • Submission and review of the Health Record Packet form. This form will be an attachment to the acceptance offer email and is to be completed and returned by the designated date to the program director. Health restrictions which prohibit student performance of total patient care may prevent admission to or completion of the program.
  • Any fees associated with the background check, the health record and physical examination, or other agency or state requirements are your responsibility.