College of the North Atlantic

Respiratory Therapy

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Program Information

School:College of the North Atlantic
Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Description:Respiratory therapists are healthcare professionals who contribute to the diagnosis and management of cardiorespiratory disorders, providing such services as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ventilator management, oxygen and aerosol therapy, patient assessment and evaluation and diagnostic services including pulmonary function testing. Most respiratory therapists work in hospitals in neonatal nurseries, operating rooms, intensive care units, general wards, pulmonary function labs and emergency departments. Respiratory therapists may also work in community settings such as homecare, asthma clinics, research, and medical equipment sales and service. Respiratory therapists require good judgement, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain their composure in critical medical situations.
URL:Respiratory Therapy at College of the North Atlantic
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  • 2 of   Mathematics 
  • 4 of   Biology  or   Physics  or   Chemistry  or   Earth and Space Science 
English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201 or 3202

Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from: Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course), Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)

Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from: Biology: 3201, Physics: 3204, Chemistry: 3202, Earth Systems: 3209

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* 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 December 16, 2022