respiratory therapy certificate programs
519-972-2727 ext. 4934
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English – ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Mathematics – MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students – See Admission Procedures for details.
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information about the test.
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.
This three year advanced diploma program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) and will prepare the graduate to work in the field of respiratory therapy. Curriculum will provide a strong foundation in equipment principles of operation, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, critical thinking and analysis. Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice and the current National Competency Profile. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.
- Program objectives are aligned with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Standards of Practice.
- Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE).
- New graduate Respiratory Therapists are eligible to apply to write the national certification examination in Respiratory Therapy administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care.
- Student will have access to and be trained in the Centre for Applied Health Sciences, which features state-of-the-art equipment and resources.
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in a number of diverse settings in which graduates may practice. This includes hospital settings such as ICU, operating and emergency rooms, community agencies, long term care agencies, medical sales and services, educational institutions, patient education, rehabilitation, and research.
- Medical Requirements Form
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
- Applicants accepted to the program will receive appropriate medical forms and instructions for completion/submission. Students in the program are expected to keep immunizations up-to-date as required by our clinical partners i.e. TB testing and associated documentation will be required yearly.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the end of the first semester (proof/documentation must be submitted):
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED or Level HCP
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to maintain/renew before expiry certification in First Aid, CPR and N95 Fit Testing throughout the length of the program, including during clinical placements.
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain Police Clearance (vulnerable sector screening) prior to beginning of semester three
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
- All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Program Physical Demands Analysis: H795.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year :
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student’s own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.