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Program Details

Complete these program requirements to earn a Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. Degree at Northland. 

Program Requirements

  1. Appropriate Accuplacer scores or successful completion of ENGL0095, MATH0098 must be completed before entering any RESP courses.
  2. Completion of the RESP program application.
  3. TEAS V for Allied Health (AH) FAQ sheet adjusted individual total score of at least 45%. Review the directions on how to create an account.
  4. Annual enrollment into the Respiratory Therapist semesters 1-6 courses is limited to 24 students per semester.
    • Acceptance into the Respiratory Therapist program is based upon eligibility for and successful online registration into all semester 1 Respiratory Therapist coursework.
    • Students are encouraged to declare Respiratory Therapist as their major and to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for Respiratory Therapist classes to be sure that they meet all requirements.
  5. Once the online registration capacity of 24 students enrolled in RESP courses is reached, any student wanting to enroll into the respiratory therapist coursework will be encouraged to register online into the electronic waiting lists.
    • Students are also encouraged to take advantage of this time to take non-respiratory coursework to improve their chances of success in RESP coursework.
  6. Students on the waiting lists are encouraged to check online registration and their email, as students may drop from registration or eligibility at any time up to the first week of the semester.
  7. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost is $10.50) upon program entry. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed).
  8. A IBM compatible laptop computer is recommended for semesters four through six.
  9. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  10. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45) prior to enrollment in RESP courses.
  11. Current CPR certification. CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association) or CPR for Professional Rescuer (Red Cross) is required prior to enrollment in semesters 2-6 of RESP courses.