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Respiratory Care Program Specific Information

Prerequisites into limited enrollment courses

Prerequisite Courses for the Respiratory Care Program.
Subject Code Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Credit Hours
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2   2
MAT 1130 Allied Health Math 3   3
CHE 1111 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 2 4
BIO 1107 Human Biology 2 2 3
RET 1100 Introduction to Respiratory Care 1   1
 Totals  13

Background Check Requirement

Students must participate in a state and federal background check for criminal convictions prior to attending clinical rotations, obtaining a license to practice and to become employed. Additional costs will be incurred by the student to cover these expenses. Depending on the outcome of the background check, it is possible that the student will be denied access to the clinical environment and therefore be unable to complete the program.

Immunization and Vaccination Requirements

A physical exam and applicable immunizations (including the Hepatitis B vaccine) and completion of healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are required before entering the first clinical rotation. The physical examination and immunizations can cost over $750 if the student does not have personal health insurance. A repeat tuberculosis skin test and annual flu vaccine are required during the second clinical year.

Program Accreditation Information

The Respiratory Care Program at Sinclair Community College, (Program Number 200121), located on the main Dayton, Ohio campus, awarding an Associate of Applied Science degree, is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). For further information regarding the Sinclair College respiratory care program outcomes data, please visit the CoARC website to view Students Programmatic Outcomes Data.  Upon completion of the program the graduate is eligible for the national credentialing examinations provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates will also be eligible for a license to practice in the State of Ohio via the State Medical Board of Ohio. In addition, graduates meet the requirements for licensure in other states.