St. Clair College

Respiratory Therapy

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Program Information

School:St. Clair College
Faculty:South Campus - Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Field of Study:Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Description: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.

Students admitted to the respiratory therapy program should note that the right to practice as a respiratory therapist is granted only through the appropriate authority of the province concerned through a process of licensure to practice. Graduates of the program must meet the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice. For information on licensure, please see the National Alliance of Respiratory Regulatory Bodies (NARTRB) website at 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 (CBRC). For more information about the national certification examination in Respiratory Therapy, please see the CBRC website at
URL:Respiratory Therapy at St. Clair College
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Respiratory Therapists

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 
  •   Physics 

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)

Additional Admission Requirements:
    St. Clair College will continue to accept applications after the Equal Consideration Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats (oversubscribed), completed applications received at by the Equal Consideration date will receive first consideration.

    * 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 August 16, 2021