- Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
- Request to have your official transcripts sent to the Admissions office.
- Meet basic skill competencies in reading, writing, and math.
In order to be considered for the Respiratory Care program, students must provide the Admissions office with the appropriate documentation showing completion of all requirements. Appropriate documentation consists of:
- Updated assessment scores and/or
- A transcript or degree audit showing successful completion of course requirements (i.e. developmental coursework).
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements,
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met, and
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements.
Basic Skill Competencies Requirements
Students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor. Success courses do not apply toward graduation or the AAS degree.
||85 Elementary Algebra
||MAT-063: Elementary Algebra
||82 Sentence Skills OR
||ENG-061: College Prep Writing II
||RDG-040 College Prep Reading III
Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the ACCUPLACER assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.
Students must complete all prerequisite coursework to fulfill program admission requirements. See Respiratory Care Courses for prerequisite coursework and grade and cumulative GPA requirements.
The Respiratory Care program begins each spring and admits 20 students.
Applicants who meet all admission requirements will be admitted based on eligibility date (driven by when prerequisites are successfully completed).
If the number of eligible students exceeds the number of available seats, students will be admitted in the following order:
Date all prerequisite coursework was completed.
Eligibility date — determined by either:
The date the student registered for their final prerequisite course at Hawkeye, or
The date the Admissions office received transcripts showing completion of prerequisite courses at another accredited institution.
Grade Point Average — Determined by grades in prerequisite courses.
Admitted students must have a physical exam with immunization record on Hawkeye Community College form. Criminal background, sex offender, and adult/dependent abuse background checks are required as well. Students will also be required to complete CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, HIPPA, and OSHA Training prior to clinical coursework.
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