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  • Program Prerequisites

    Program prerequisites may be transferred to or earned at SCC. These courses must be completed before entry to the program. The specific courses include:

    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • Physics with Lab
    • Chemistry with Lab
    • Medical Terminology
    All required program prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.75 prior to entry into the program. Program entry is based on available space and successful completion of all prerequisites. Grades of a "D" or less will not be accepted.

    Special Program Prerequisites

    • Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license.
    • Criminal background checks will be conducted on all respiratory students. A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for the background check. Contact your State Licensing Board if there are questions.
    • Submit a completed Health Statement.
    • Maintain an up-to-date Healthcare Provider CPR card.
    • Complete a minimum of four hours shadowing experience.
    • Online students are required to attend a three-day respiratory care workshop at the Lincoln Campus. Students will be responsible for their travel and lodging expenses for the workshop.