Algonquin College

Respiratory Therapy

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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: $5,724

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and non-disposable supplies cost approximately $1,700 to $2,200 per year, excluding the clinical year.
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 70% or higher. Mathematics Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 70% or higher. Biology Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 70% or higher. Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 70% or higher. Physics Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 70% or higher.

* 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 July 24, 2016