Algonquin College

Respiratory Therapy

Save Request Info Compare

Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education and approved by the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario. It is a demanding program; academically, technologically and clinically. Students must integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology with that of pharmacology and technology in order to provide precise diagnostic information to other members of the healthcare team, to care for the critically ill and those in the home environment.

Students participate in clinical simulations which promote critical thinking and the application of theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. In addition to developing therapeutic strategies consistent with best practices, students learn how to adapt concepts to meet the needs of patients and develop the skills to work within an interprofessional team structure in a public or private framework.
URL:Respiratory Therapy at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,777
International: $6,354
Scholarships:4
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •   Chemistry 
  •   Physics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change). Results from the health program assessment will be utilized to establish minimum eligibility and also ranked, with the highest ranked applicants given priority admission. The health program assessment can only be written once per academic cycle.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 26, 2018

    Request More Information about this Program

    Title:
    *First Name:
    *Last Name:
    *Email:
    *Date of Birth:
    *Address:
    *Country:
    Province/State:
    *City/Town:
    Postal Code:
    *Phone: (include area code)
    *Study Level:
    *Interested Programs: (up to 10)
    *Intended start date:
    Comments:
    What happens to the information I submit with this form?
    Please type the code shown:IVPGBBQI  
    Submit