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Completing the following application procedure will set you on your way toward becoming a Respiratory Therapist.

Because this is a selective admission program, please pay particular attention to the transcript and eligibility requirements.  We recommend meeting with a JCCC healthcare academic counselor as your first step in the application process.  If you have applied before and were not selected, you must reapply.

The application is available online early in December with a submission deadline of March 15 each year.

All questions concerning the admission process and application should be directed to Teresa Leland in the Selective Admissions Office, 913-469-3438.

Prospective RC students who have not attended JCCC before (or if it has been more than two years since you last attended) must complete a JCCC application for admission. The application is the first step in the enrollment process; select Non-Degree Seeking or Liberal Arts for your major and the appropriate term.

After you receive your JCCC ID number, follow the steps under Current JCCC Students. It may take five business days for your application to be processed; please email the Admissions office if you want to apply to the program within 10 days of the posted deadline.

  1. Complete the Respiratory Care application.
  2. Complete the online Disclosure and Consent for Background Check form on the RC application.
  3. Arrange for official transcripts (high school/GED and all previous colleges with transferable work) to be sent directly to JCCC. It is not necessary to request JCCC transcripts or transcripts already on file at JCCC. Your college transcripts must demonstrate a prerequisite GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for admission to the program. Students with international transcripts (high school or college) need to allow extra time for their foreign transcripts to be evaluated. Please contact a coordinator or the program director of the International and Immigrant Student Services office, COM 306, 913-469-7680, for more information. All documents must be submitted prior to the application deadline (March 15) for students to be considered eligible for application to the program.
  4. For extra points in ranking, upload your current CNA, EMT or Pharmacy Technician certification to your MyJCCC account.
  5. Contact the Respiratory Care program office early and maintain contact through the application process.
  6. Monitor your personal admission plan, your MyJCCC account and your student email for information on your application status.

Visit International and Immigrant Student Services for special instructions for non-U.S. citizens.