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Program Information

School:SAIT
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description:Respiratory Therapy is a diverse and specialized profession that assists physicians in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients by providing such services as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ventilator management, oxygen and aerosol therapy, patient assessment and evaluation, and diagnostic services including pulmonary function testing and blood analysis. Since 1970, SAIT Polytechnic has been providing students with the right combination of leading-edge theory and hands-on practice needed to succeed.

At SAIT, respiratory therapy students participate in a comprehensive three-year diploma program featuring two years of classroom, lab study, clinical simulation and practica followed by one year of clinical education in an acute and community care facility. Students complete practicum rotations such as adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, the emergency department, anesthesia, wards, homecare pulmonary function and blood gas labs. The first two years each consist of eight months study at SAIT with some clinical practica. The third year is a 12-month clinical placement at an affiliated health care facility. The program will strive to give students their location preference for practica, but as each hospital has limited seats available, placement at preferred sites is not guaranteed; students may have to relocate to complete their clinical year at their own expense.
URL:Respiratory Therapy at SAIT
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,087
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 60% in the following courses or their equivalents: At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 70% in Math 30-2, AND, At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1, AND, At least 60% in Chemistry 30, AND, At least 60% in Biology 30. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 05, 2018