The Respiratory Therapy program starts once a year in Fall semester. Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 1st until the program is full.  Students who are in progress with prerequisites may apply.  Priority will be given to students who have prerequisites completed and apply by March 1st.

Before applying to the Respiratory Therapy program, be sure you’re an accepted LSC student and have completed all pre-program courses and requirements.

Become an LSC student

  • Apply to LSC
    Before you apply to the Respiratory Therapy program you must apply and become an LSC student.
  • Declare your major
    When you apply to become an LSC student, choose Respiratory Therapy as your major. If you change your major after you apply to LSC, make sure to meet with an advisor.

  • Have you been an LSC student before?
    If you’ve taken classes for credit at LSC in the last 2 years, don’t reapply. If it’s been 2 years or more since you took a class, you need to apply to become an LSC student again.

Complete pre-program courses and requirements

Complete all “pre-program” requirements / courses specified in your program guide.

Review pre program requirements in the program guide including:
• English/reading
• Math

Apply while attending pre-program classes?
Respiratory Therapy applicants may apply while in progress with pre-program classes. However, updated transcripts and supporting documentation must be provided to the admissions and records office before applications can be processed.

Orientation will be held the first day of class. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Program Director.

LSC Professional Advisors
We highly recommend you meet with a Health Sciences Academic Advisor as you begin your program and throughout to address any questions you may have.

Background check
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study.

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Student selection
The Respiratory Therapy program enrolls 24 students each fall. Students who become LSC students and complete all Respiratory Therapy pre-program requirements will be admitted to the program as long as there are available seats in the program. In the event there are more students than seats available, priority will be given to students who completed their pre-program requirements first. Students are ranked by when pre-program requirements are completed and when they completed their application to LSC / declared Respiratory Therapy as their program. In the event there are multiple students who completed pre-program requirements in the same term AND completed their LSC application on the same date, GPA in pre-program courses will be used as a tie-breaker.