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LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE
RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM
September 1, 2014
The Los Angeles Valley College Respiratory Therapy Program accepts applications once a year for the Clinical Internship, which starts in spring each year and consists of RT 15, 3,4,5,6,7,8, and 11. If students have completed or are currently enrolled in RT 1 and 2, they may submit applications beginning in September of each year. Applications and all transcripts must be submitted no later than November 1st. Please also review the LAVC RT web site.
Steps required to apply to the Respiratory Therapy Program:
In order to apply to the Program the following steps must be completed by 5:00 PM on November 1st each year.
Selection Process: (in accordance with LACCD policy)
The Respiratory Therapy Program Director may ask students to provide written proof of grade “C” or better in any currently enrolled prerequisite course.
Priority of acceptance; Qualified applicants who have completed the necessary requirements by 5:00 PM November 1st will be admitted based on their active application date to LAVC (provided by LAVC Admissions office) without any significant lapse in enrollment. Lapse is defined as absence for two or more consecutive semesters, fall and spring only). The active college application must be made directly through the LAVC Admissions Office. Application dates from other LACCD campuses will not be considered.
Priority is for 1st time applicants. Applications from returning students who dropped or failed out of a LACCD RT program will be considered only if there are any open spots after all new applicants have been accepted.(LACCD policy 6701; Students must petition if they wish to repeat a course more than three times in which substandard grades “D, F”, or NC” were awarded in the district).
In order to graduate from the college and receive an Associates of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy, the student is strongly encouraged to contact a counselor well in advance of completion of the RT program. The California Respiratory Care Board requires completion of an approved Respiratory Therapy Program, passing the National Respiratory Care Board’s Certification Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Exam, as well as an AS degree or higher in order to obtain a license.
Los Angeles Valley College Respiratory Therapist Program
Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioners
PHASE 1: PRECLINICAL Courses:
The Respiratory Therapist Program requires Plan B graduation requirements for an Associate of Science Degree. To qualify for an AS Degree an additional 13 UNITS is required as described in Plan B.
California Respiratory Care Board (RCB) License and National Board of Respiratory Care ( NBRC) credential require an Associate Degree or higher & COMPLETION of ALL Respiratory Therapist Program course requirements.