Admission

B.S. Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered for admission based on the following criteria:

• Applicants are evaluated holistically based on GPA (high school or college) and test scores through the ACT or SAT (CR+M).

• Provide evidence of a quality academic background in basic science and mathematics. This will include a grade of at least C+ in high school algebra II and two science courses with laboratories, selected from biology, chemistry, or physics. A minimum grade of C is required for all college-level math and science courses whether completed at Kettering College or elsewhere.

• Score of at least 70 percent on Kettering College math placement exam.

• Completed student personal statement.

• Additional acceptance qualifiers such as completion of job shadow experience, status as a current Kettering College student, ACT composite and/or SAT scores may influence acceptance.

Profile of Average Student Admitted to Respiratory Care

Profile of the average student admitted to Kettering College’s Associate of Science in respiratory care in the fall semester of the years noted.
Note: all demographic data is self-reported.

    • Fall 2015 Cohort Size

    • GPA

    • Gender

    • Ethnicity

    • Average Age

Other Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work prior to matriculation into the program.
  2. All students accepted for admission into the program must complete a mandatory four-hour job shadow experience with a respiratory therapist in a health care setting prior to enrolling in the first professional course (RESB). Forms to document the job shadow experience are available in the admissions office and here.
  3. Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months prior to beginning the clinical experience. Please contact the program office assistant Sandy.tuttle@kc.edu at (937) 395-8601 x55660 for approved service contact information. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check.
  4. In order to participate in clinical activities, all students must have personal health insurance coverage and must maintain coverage during the time they are enrolled for professional courses (RESB).
  5. All college-required immunizations must be completed before the student can begin the clinical experience. Individual clinical sites may require additional immunizations, all of which must be completed and maintained throughout that assignment. The immunization record must be submitted prior to registration for classes.

Pre-Enrollment Requirements

Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work prior to matriculation into the program.

All students accepted for admission into the program must complete a mandatory four-hour job shadow experience with a respiratory therapist in a health care setting prior to enrolling in the first professional course (RESB). Forms to document the job shadow experience are available in the admissions office and here.

Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months prior to beginning the clinical experience. Please contact the Program Office Assistant Sandy.tuttle@kc.edu at (937) 395-8601 x55660 for approved service contact information. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check.

In order to participate in clinical activities, all students must have personal health insurance coverage and must maintain coverage during the time they are enrolled for professional courses (RESB).

All college-required immunizations must be completed before the student can begin the clinical experience. Individual clinical sites may require additional immunizations, all of which must be completed and maintained throughout that assignment. The immunization record must be submitted prior to registration for classes.

Job Shadowing

The purpose of the clinical observation is to provide the students with a deeper understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a respiratory therapist.

All students admitted to the respiratory care department at Kettering College  must complete a mandatory 4-hour clinical observation of a respiratory therapist.  It is strongly encouraged, although not required, that applicants complete the job shadow experience prior to the interview process.  However,documentation of completing the job shadow experience must be received prior to registration and enrollment in respiratory care classes. 

This job shadow may be completed at any health care facility of your choosing that employs respiratory therapists.  For your convenience, here is a list of contact information for Dayton-area hospitals that will help you to schedule your clinical observation experience:

  • Miami Valley Hospital – John Martin, Department of Respiratory Care, (937) 208-6174

If you require any additional assistance in scheduling your clinical observation experience at another health care facility, feel free to contact Nancy Colletti, respiratory care department chair, by calling (937) 395-8601 x55644, or via e-mail at nancy.colletti@kc.edu.

Prior to your clinical observation experience, health care facilities require documentation of immunizations (measles, mumps, and rubella) and the TB skin test.  You may obtain copies of your immunization records and TB skin test from your private medical doctor or your school nurse’s office.

To verify the job shadow experience, students must complete the form and submit it to the respiratory care department chair at Kettering College. Please return the completed form to:

Department of Respiratory Care
Kettering College
3737 Southern Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429

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