Applicants to the Respiratory Care Programs must have graduated from high school (or have earned a state equivalency diploma) and must exhibit evidence of a strong background in a college preparatory program. A minimum "C" or better is required in high school biology, chemistry, and algebra. A score of 950 or better is required on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), with a minimum of 450 on each section for the critical reading and math components. (Currently, the score for the writing portion is not being considered.) An ACT score of 21 is also acceptable. Applicants must tour a respiratory therapy department. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview with the program director and/or clinical coordinator. Transfer students and those "out of school" for several years will be considered on an individual basis.
NOTE: Size of the class is limited. Admission to the college and RC major does not guarantee admission to the clinical portion of the program which begins the summer following the freshman year. Interviews will be conducted by the Selection Committee in March for selection of the group that will begin clinical training in June. Students with a GPA of less than 2.5 and those who have not completed the required freshman courses with a "C" or better grade will only be considered as space is available.
Technical standards are based on tasks performed by the professional, i.e. the ability to accomplish the essential requirements of employment, as dictated by the general skills needed in the workforce. A qualified applicant must be able to fulfill these tasks with or without reasonable accommodation. The standards are to be applied with common sense, fairness, and sensitivity. At the time of acceptance into the clinical portion of the Respiratory Care Program, the applicant may be asked to complete a statement denoting his/her subjective evaluation of his/her ability to perform the technical standards of the profession.
An applicant must have:
Current tuition at York College of Pennsylvania is greater than $9,100 per semester, plus an additional $113 per respiratory credit to defray the additional costs of the clinical portions of the program. Summer coursework and expenses are also required. Currently, room and board is over $5,000 per semester. Other expenses will include, but are not limited to: uniforms and lab coat, stethoscope, textbooks, self-assessment exams, medical insurance, preclinical medical evaluations. background checks and memberships in professional organizations.
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