The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community
College District and Grossmont College do not discriminate on the
basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including
sexual harassment), handicap (including physical and mental
disability), medical condition, age, status as a Vietnam-era
veteran, marital status, or economic status in any of their
policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy
covers admission and access to, as well as treatment and employment
in, the College's programs and activities, including vocational
Respiratory Therapy Program at Grossmont College accepts a limited
number of students each year as dictated by staffing, laboratory and
instrumentation availability, and the number of clinical sites
available for student assignment .
To apply for
admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program, the following
steps must be taken:
Application is open Year round.
Complete the following
prerequisite courses with a “C” grade or higher prior to program
It is recommended these courses be
completed within the past seven years.
Anatomy & Physiology
I & II (or equivalent)
or Chemistry equivalent, or
One year High School Chemistry
Effective Fall 2015 (Tentative) Bio 152
(Microbiology) must be taken as prerequisite before you apply to
the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Prospective applicants are
encouraged to attend one of the free Health Professions
Informational meetings held in the summer and monthly
during the Academic year. More information on the times
and dates of these workshops can be found in Respiratory Home
who are currently enrolled at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College are
also encouraged to meet with an Academic counselor in the Counseling Office to discuss
the program or general education requirements.
The telephone number for Academic Counseling is 619-644-7208.
official college transcripts for all college credit earned. Send
one official college transcript directly to the Respiratory Therapy Program, 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El
Cajon, CA 92020. Send the other copy to the Admissions
and Records Office at Grossmont College. If the pre-requisites
have been completed at Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College an
official transcript is not required of the student, as that
information is accessible to the program staff. In addition, for
each pre-requisite not listed on the
Equivalent Grid of
San Diego Area Community College, please include a
copy of the course description copied out the appropriate
At time of application; please
provide proof of the following immunizations as the Hepatitis
series (including seropositivity) takes up to 9 months or more
to complete: Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR )
test for seropositivity, Hepatitis B and test for seropositivity,
Varicella (Chickenpox) or test for
seropositivity and within the past 5 years-Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular
Pertussis (TDAP). PLEASE MAKE ONLY ONE SIDED COPIES OF
DOCUMENTATION. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT BACK TO BACK DUPLICATION
and complete an application from the Respiratory Therapy
COMPLETED ENVELOPE MUST BE HAND DELIVERED. The completed envelope should have:
sealed transcripts for the required
prerequisites, completed RT Program
application, a copy
of your high school
diploma or higher
proof of immunizations.
If you live outside
of San Diego County you may mail in your completed envelope. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis
with all prerequisites, and immunization completed.
admission requirements to Grossmont College.
admitted to the program must submit a satisfactory
physical examination report, record of current
immunizations, current CPR card and evidence of malpractice
insurance. Background check and drug testing is required
prior to clinical placement.
convictions of a misdemeanor or felony may influence eligibility
for state licensure. Applicants are urged to contact the Respiratory Care Board of
info at www.rcb.ca.gov.
Applications are accepted year around.
receipt of application materials and verification of
prerequisites, students will become eligible
candidates on a first-come, first-serve basis upon
completed of the application.
the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all transcripts
have been received by the Respiratory Therapy Program office and
that all information on the application is correct and kept up to
selection will be based on completion of the prerequisite courses
and date of completed application. Students admitted to the program must
submit a satisfactory physical examination report, record
of current immunizations and TB test, and a current CPR card.
Student malpractice insurance will need to be purchased for a
nominal fee before entering the program.
A background check and drug screen is required prior to entering the
program. This information is available from the RT program
secretary and the RT website.
enroll in the Associate Degree Program:
Complete a Grossmont College admissions online application for Grossmont College
two official transcripts of any previous high school and/or
college credit. Send one copy directly to the Respiratory
Therapy Office. Send the other copy to the Admissions and
Records Office of Grossmont College.
Transfer, Challenge and Advanced Placement Policy
individual evaluation will be conducted for students wishing to
transfer into the Program from other schools, or to challenge the
Core Curriculum for advanced placement into the
RT CoARC and WASC accredited second year of the Program.
Placement will be based on a space available basis, with students
who are fully matriculated in the Program having first priority.
Schedule an appointment with the Respiratory Therapy Program
Coordinator to discuss advanced placement.
notified of acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy Program each
student is required to:
all admission requirements to attend Grossmont College. Refer to the
Grossmont College Catalog for details or check with the Admissions
and Records Office. Submit evidence of a satisfactory medical
examination. Forms are provided by the Respiratory Therapy
Office and will be available on the website to entering students. Completed forms must be returned to the RT office
by the due date usually the first week of August. Prior to entering clinical
training, the student must have a current CPR card, clinical attire,
malpractice insurance coverage, and background
check with drug testing completed. CPR training is available
from the San Diego Chapter of the American
Heart Association, hospitals, clinics throughout the San
Diego area. Insurance application forms and
information of the background check and drug screen are
supplied by the RT office. The cost of insurance is approximately $20.00
per year and the
background check/drug screen is approximately $70.00.
the quality of instructional programs and assist students in
achieving their academic goals, Student Services, in addition to its
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Counseling departments, provides the
following services: Assessment, Bookstore, Career Planning, Disabled
Students Services, EOPS, Health Services, Re-Entry Center, Tutoring
and Student Affairs (Associated Students of Grossmont College). All
new students are encouraged to attend one of the New Student
Advising Sessions. For more information contact the Grossmont
College Counseling Center.
A parking fee will be charged to all
students using the parking facilities. A Student Benefit Card is
optional. Students will be required to furnished clinical attire for
fieldwork assignments. The cost of the program including textbooks,
supplies, etc., will be approximately $3000.00 to $3700.00 for 2
years (resident student).
Clinical Attire,, Malpractice Insurance, Fees, Etc.
Tuition - above fees
Student - above fees
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
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