Pre-Respiratory Care Certificate

Certificate

About the Program

This certificate is Phase I of a two-phase Respiratory Care program. The certificate includes all the general education and related courses (English, math, anatomy and physiology, integrated science, etc.) required in the degree curriculum. Although not required, the student can take all Phase I courses prior to taking the professional courses in Phase II. When coursework is completed according to the Health Science timeframes and repeat policy, the student can qualify for a Pre-Respiratory Care Certificate. The student determines the length of time they want to spend in this phase before seeking entry into Phase II.

(Hint) For information on completing Phase II to earn the Respiratory Care Associate Degree, click here

General education courses for students in the Health Sciences and Nursing Pre-Programs Certificates are available for students in classrooms and laboratories on both the Airport and Beltline Campuses. Allied Health Science courses with a laboratory component are taught only on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building and Lexington Hall. There are no required externships/internships for this program.

Special Requirements

Students must attain a grade of “C” in all respiratory care, mathematics and science courses to successfully complete the certificate. Students may not repeat curriculum, mathematics and/or science courses more than once. Students are permitted to repeat no more than two different courses.

In addition to the college’s placement test and the admission requirements for the Health Sciences department, specific eligibility and admissions criteria to the Pre-Respiratory Care certificate include:

Pre-Application Considerations

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • High school or college credits in mathematics/science (algebra, chemistry, physics or biology) recommended

Acceptable Eligibility and Admissions Criteria

(one or more of the following)

  • TEAS V (September 2014-present): 60 total percent (reading 70 percent, mathematics 68 percent, science 47 percent) and MTC writing sample score of 30; or
  • HOBET V (May 2012-September 2014): 60 total percent (reading 70 percent, mathematics 68 percent, science 47 percent) and MTC writing sample score of 30; or
  • HOBET (May 2011-May 2012): 50 composite percent (minimum reading 50 percent; mathematics 50 percent; algebra 50 percent) and MTC writing sample score of 30; or
  • SAT 990 (minimum critical reading 475, mathematics 515) and MTC writing sample score of 30; or
  • ACT 19 composite (minimum verbal 18, mathematics 23), and MTC writing sample score of 30; or
  • Successful completion of the Pre-Health Care certificate with a 2.5 GPA and “C” or higher in each course; or
  • Associate degree or higher.

NOTE: Admission to the first phase of the program at Midlands Technical College does not guarantee admission to the second phase.

 

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