Respiratory Care Admission Requirements
Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Apply at Hawkeye.
Meet basic skill competencies in reading, writing, and math.
Basic skill competencies assessment provides information about your academic skills in reading, writing, and math. This information will be used to determine your acceptance, course selection, and registration.
For admission into the Respiratory Care program, you must score at least the following sub scores on the ACT or the COMPASS assessment:
|ACT sub scores ||COMPASS scores |
- 19 - Math
- 19 - Reading
- 19 - English
- 42 - Algebra
- 82 - Reading
- 65 - Writing
Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:
- ENG061 College Preparatory Writing II
- RDG040 College Preparatory Reading II
- MAT063 Elementary Algebra
Any combination of the above fulfilling the basic skills requirements in algebra, reading, and writing.
Send your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions office.
- Completed applications (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the program's admission requirements will be inactivated and will be sent an Admissions Inactivation Letter.
Applicants meeting all admission requirements will be accepted and tracked while taking the first and second semester courses. Upon completion of this coursework with the required cumulative GPA, students will be able to register for the Respiratory Care program courses.
We accept approximately 30 students and 10 alternates each Fall Semester. We accept approximately 20 students each Summer Term to the Respiratory Care professional core courses.
Applicants will be accepted based on the date their admissions application was completed.
If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next start semester.
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