Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general College admission requirements, the applicant must be at least 17 years of age and must submit application for admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program. Application can be obtained by calling (361) 698-2820. The program accepts 18 students per year. In order to be eligible to be considered for admission into the program, the student must:

  • Submit the completed application for admission form or eform and all required admission documentation by July 15
  • Submit all unofficial college transcripts
  • Student must be TSI compliant or be exempt according to the Texas Success Initiative standards.
  • Have a grade point average of 2.0
  • Complete all prerequisite course requirements
    • ENGL 1301/Composition I
    • BIOL 2401/Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIOL 2402/Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • ITSC 1309/Integrated Software Applications I
    • Math core course elective
    • HPRS 1204/Basic Health Profession Skills

After program acceptance, the student must submit a completed physical examination which includes the complete Hepatitis B series, a current college transcript and a current card of completion in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers which must be maintained throughout the program.

Upon enrollment, the student must pass a background check and drug screen test, at the student's expense, for security clearance and continued enrollment in the program.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) to take board examinations; Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Graduates must pass the CRT examination before applying for the RRT examination.

Page last updated September 9, 2022.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405