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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM


STEP 1

ADMISSION PROCESS 

Read through the admission process listed on this page.

If you have questions, please call:


STEP 2

CAMERON UNIVERSITY ADMISSION

If you are not currently a student, please apply for admission to Cameron University online at https://cameron.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login

Contact Information

Make sure that you have requested all your previous college transcripts from other institutions to be sent to Cameron University in a timely manner at least 2 – 4 weeks prior to the program’s deadline date, so that the general education prerequisites may be properly evaluated by Cameron University’s registrar for equivalency.


STEP 3

APPLICATION

Application for Admission to the Respiratory Care Program

Submit the application with the three other documents listed (uploaded on the application) for the application to be complete and considered for entrance into the Respiratory Care Program.


STEP 4

ASSESSMENT TEST

The program will use your ACT Composite Score for the assessment portion of your application.

If you would like to improve your ACT Composite Score you may sit for the ACT exam again or take the ACT Residual Exam scheduled at Cameron University Testing Center by calling 580.581.2502, located in North Shepler, Room 532.

Students at any step of the application process can calculate their own final slotting score and determine if they are satisfied with it or want to improve it.


STEP 5

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BLS/CPR

Upload a copy of your CPR certification with your application.

The program will require that this is completed to turn in with your application and can be taken at Cameron University, Great Plains Technology Center, and various local hospitals by contacting the hospital’s education department, or the American Heart Association.


STEP 6

JOB SHADOWING EXPERIENCE

Download and print the job shadowing form.

This form requires the signature of the Respiratory Care Program Director, to verify your Cameron University Respiratory Care application status PRIOR to scheduling your job shadowing experience. Once you have met with the Respiratory Care Program Director who will sign off on the form, schedule the job shadowing experience and complete a minimum of 20 hours of observation. Upload the completed Job Shadowing Experience Form with your application.

*Waived for the 2021-2022 application cycle due to Covid-19 disruptions prohibiting prospective respiratory care applicants into hospital facilities.


STEP 7

DEGREE WORKS

Download a current Degree Works from your AggieAccess account located on the Cameron University website.

Make sure you have Respiratory Care listed as your degree major and if needed, please conduct a What IF that has this program major selected. Upload the current Degree Works with your application. (You may need to submit an updated Degree Works at the end of the spring semester and prior to the deadline date, if you will be taking or completing prerequisites for the respiratory care program).

All applicants into the Respiratory Care degree training program must have completed all general education requirement courses, including UNIV 1001/1113 and BIOL 2013 Medical Terminology, in order to be considered.

Review the degree plan for a list of the general education requirements needed for the AAS in Respiratory Care degree.


Step 8

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION CHECKLIST

Submit the current Degree Works with your application.

Applications are accepted beginning February 1 each year. The Respiratory Care application deadline is at 4PM, the first Wednesday in June each year. Dates are subject to change each year with advance notice on the university Respiratory Care webpage.

All documents must be submitted at the same time to apply for the Respiratory Care Program

  • Application Form
  • BLS Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Job Shadowing Experience Form
  • Degree Works