Admission Requirements
  • Admission Requirements 

    Advising Checklist for Respiratory Care Program

    ** This checklist does not guarantee admission into the program. It is to be used for advising purposes only and to assist the student in determining if she/he is ready to apply to the program. It is the student’s responsibility to notify Admissions at Lincoln Land Community College when requirements have been met.


    Admission Requirements (Admission and program requirements are subject to change):

    • HS transcript with proof of graduation or GED certificate on file in Admissions & Records Office
    • High school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. GED scores of at least 2250 with no individual score below 450. If this requirement is not met, interested students must complete at least 9 credit hours of college coursework in a single semester with a minimum GPA of 2.5 with no grade below a “C.”
    • Attend an informational session given on campus by the program director.
    • One year of high school lab science OR one semester of college lab science with a grade of “B” or higher.
    • Place into the college level math portion of the placement test OR have a 22 or higher on the math portion of the ACT OR complete MAT 096 or higher with a grade of “C” or above.
    • Complete placement test to demonstrate placement into COM 111 (or ACT of 22+ on Reading and 22+ on English). If this ability is not demonstrated, the necessary remedial courses must be complete before admission into the program.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges ever attended evaluated by Admissions & Records Office.
    • Submit the Respiratory Care program application with LLCC advisor.

    Physical Requirements  

    • Applicant possesses bilateral hand and arm dexterity to perform such procedures as chest physical therapy (CPT), moving equipment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and suctioning.
    • Applicant is able to stand and walk for long periods of time to perform various therapies (e.g., CPT, and general floor therapy, critical care, etc.) and move quickly to reach the location of any emergency.
    • Applicant is able to stoop, stand and lift for equipment and patient handling.
    • Applicant’s hearing is adequate for communication with patients and other personnel, chest auscultation and monitoring alarms.
    • Applicant’s vision is adequate for visual observation of patient, performing necessary paperwork, viewing computer data, reading medical records and medication labels, and utilizing and monitoring equipment.
    • Applicant is able to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare providers.
    • Applicant is able to work with potential exposure to hazard (e.g. tuberculosis, other infectious diseases, and blood borne pathogens).

     For more detailed information, please refer to the Pre-Application Handbook.