Respiratory Therapist

To get into the Respiratory Therapist program, you must meet the following additional standards. These steps/requirements are in addition to Kirkwood's steps to become a student. These test scores are valid for three years:

  • Attend Program Conference
  • Apply to program
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a C- or better:
    • Basic Anatomy & Physiology (3 credit)
    • Microbiology (4 credit)
    • Introduction to Chemistry (3 credit)
  • Have placement test scores or course equivalents on file with Allied Health office
If college level placement is not met, students are recommended to meet with an advisor. Kirkwood and Surgical Technology admissions policies and procedures are subject to change at anytime. After all admissions criteria is met, students are accepted or placed on the waitlist to the Surgical Technology program.