respiratory therapy program at HFCC

U.S.A. Michigan

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Hi I've been trying to find a site for respiratory therapy students but cant find anything!

i have a question tho, is anyone in the respiratory therapy program at HFCC? I just got put on the list and was wondering how long the wait is typically? they say 24 months but thats what they say with nursing and i know people have gotten in, in less then a year. i will be on the nursing program list also end of june i just cant figure out what one i would like to do.

What are the pre reqs for repiratory program?

yasy21

27 Posts

RTH Program Admission Requirements

1. Minimum College GPA of 2.70 (4.0 scale) - (if student has completed at least 12 credit hours excluding

lower than 100 level courses) OR high school grade point average of 2.70 (4.0 scale), if no college GPA

has been established.

2. ASSET Reading score of 43 or better OR COMPASS Reading score of 84 or better.

3. Assessment score sufficient for placement in ENG 131. This requirement may also be fulfilled by

successful completion of required developmental English courses or completion of ENG 131 or its equivalent

with a C grade or better.

4. MATH proficiency as demonstrated by successful completion of MATH 080 or its equivalent with a C

grade or better OR COMPASS Algebra score of 46 or better.

5. Successful completion of BIO 233-Anatomy and Physiology I, with a C grade or better.

6. Successful completion of AH 100-Medical Terminology, with a C grade or better.

7. Successful completin of CHEM 131-Principles of Chemsitry, with a C grade or better.

Individuals new to the field of Respiratory Therapy may find it helpful to job shadow a Respiratory Therapist.

This will give new students the ability to see first hand the wide variety of responsibilities that are part of

the profession. Contact your local Respiratory Care department to arrange for this opportunity.

The respiratory therapy program has fewer pre reqs. I might consider that. But is there a demand for it with ppl who only have an Associate's degree?

Hudini

15 Posts

Fewer Pre-reqs but a longer program for core classes...

Hudini

15 Posts

Yasy...I see you're having problems with reading portion of NET....Did'nt you have to take Reading Compass to get on list for respiratory therapy?

yasy21

27 Posts

in addition to the ones i listed for you, you also need to have a computer class POLS 131 and BIO 234. its actually about the same as nursing but nursing requires you to take pharmacology instead of AH100. RT are also high demand just as nurses are. and a associates is also good, as long as you are certified in RT you can get a job anywhere. nurses get paid a little more then RTs by like $2-5 an hr so its not a big difference

yasy21

27 Posts

HUDINI, you know what is crazy i scored a 97 on my English u compass... why i couldn't pass the English portion on the NET i really don't know. i think it was anxioty and timing. but i have the test again june 6th and im almost 100% sure ill pass this time.. even if i do pass i still might stick with RT. I dont know yet

stillwating

38 Posts

Specializes in none.

I actually graduated from respiratory therapy at hfcc in 1996. It is a great program. When i entered the program in 1994 the program had a 12month waiting list 9not many students drop out of respiratory). I would say take any pre-and co-requisits (nursing and respiratory have many of the same in common). If you get into respiratory before nursing, don't worry too much because when you become an RRT then you can take nursing at Excelsior college through distance education (it is an accredited college). I only completed my CRT and the new rules have locked me out of the ability to take the RN through Excelsior because I no longer work as a CRT. Good luck!!! Both of these professions are excellent. Also getting a respiratory degree at henry ford is much sought after. all throughout my clinicals the instuctors and department heads of the hospitals raved about hfcc's respiratory and nursing students. A lot of my clssmates took jobs as students right after their first clinical (most were asked to apply for the jobs during the clinicals).

Hudini

15 Posts

You no longer work in the field? Also, what was drop out (attrition) rate of your class?

Hudini

15 Posts

Also, I read your prior posts...If you graduated from respiratory in 94 why are you going for Nursing? Why can't you become a RRT and take the onlinenursing like you suggested?

Hudini

15 Posts

Why are you trying to get in nursing program?

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