Students using biology 140 and 141
to satisfy prerequisites must also
complete Biology 141 L (physiology
November 01, 2013
Students wishing to apply to the
Therapy Program must provide proof of the
following immunizations and /or
(Students are not
eligible to decline
adverse reaction to
HepB or a statement
from their pastor
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)-
series of 2
series of 3 vaccinations
result must include
a booster or repeat
of series, and a
vaccination as of
series of 2
required at time of
This test will be
acceptance to the
program. It is
test 3 months prior
to start of program.
will be available at
time of acceptance.
currently on the waitlist or those
wishing to apply to the program
prior to November 01, 2013:
The above required immunizations
and/or tests will need to be
submitted to the Respiratory Therapy office by November 01,
2013 in order to remain on the
waitlist and receive an invitation
to the program. If all
required immunizations and/or tests
are not complete and submitted to
the RT office by the November 01,
2013 deadline date, your name will
be removed from the waitlist.
All students must have completed the Hepatitis B Vaccinations (3) and test for Seropositivity in order to begin the program beginning with the fall 2012 cohort.
Please note that the series and seropositivity take approximately 7-8 months to complete. Applicants wishing to be considered for fall 2012 should begin the series immediately. Please contact your healthcare provider, for more information on the Hepatitis B Series of vaccinations.
"All communication between the
program office and the student is by
email. All emails sent to student on
the waitlist and currently in the
program are sent with a delivery and
read receipt. If you chose not to
check the read receipt, the program
is not responsible if the student
states that they did not receive the
Effective 12/7/10 the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will
no longer be required. If you have taken the TEAS and did not
achieve a passing score, please contact the Health Professions
Description of the Program
The Respiratory Therapy Program is
sequential beginning with treatment and management of patients with
noncritical conditions progressing to patients with critical and
life-threatening conditions. Grossmont College prepares the student
to practice respiratory care in acute, critical and home health care
settings. The population groups range from neonatal to the elderly.
Participation in a senior rehabilitation project is required of the
second-year students. On several occasions, students will be
required to meet at other-than-classroom time to participate in
College prepares the student for an Associate in Science Degree in
Respiratory Therapy as well as eligibility to take the registry
examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
completion of the major course requirements and prior to receiving a
certification of completion from the Respiratory Therapy Program,
the graduating student will be required to successfully complete the
comprehensive "minimum-competency entry-level examination" given
during the fourth semester.
Grossmont College Philosophy
To be a
responsive leader in developing effective and efficient quality
educational programs, classes and services to meet the needs of
students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, job entry and
job re-entry skills, and for lifelong and cultural enrichment
necessary to a productive and socially responsible life.
Philosophy of the Respiratory
Respiratory Therapy Program of Grossmont College shall facilitate
student growth in the allied health specialty of respiratory care.
Major emphasis will be directed towards helping each student develop
the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to becoming a
competent, well-rounded health care team member. The student shall
demonstrate appropriate growth by:
Displaying skills in gathering and recording clinical
Competently defining the patient's problem(s).
Judging appropriate Respiratory Therapy intervention.
Displaying judgment and skill in implementing therapy.
Acquiring effective and appropriate attitudes towards his/her
role as a
Accepting responsibility for the growth of Respiratory Therapy
as a profession.
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