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Respiratory Therapy Technology
Associate in Applied Science
Degree
Curriculum code 1241


Admission Requirements
The Respiratory Therapy Technology A.A.S. program has special admission requirements and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all admission requirements are met, and all documents and scores are submitted on time. Only complete application files will be reviewed for admission.

Documents to be Submitted for a Complete File

  • Moraine Valley application for admission if not currently enrolled in college credit courses at Moraine Valley.

  • A completed Respiratory Therapy Technology Admission Application. Applications are available in and must be returned to the Admissions and Records Office. Application deadline is March 1.

  • A completed high school transcript showing date of graduation or a GED certificate.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. 

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • One year of high school biology with lab, or one semester of college biology with lab, with a grade of "C" or better.

  • One year of high school algebra, Moraine Valley course MTH-095 or above, or an equivalent course at another college, with a grade of "C" or above.

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 based on a four-point system. The high school GPA will be used only if students have attempted less than 12 college hours. A GPA of 2.5 will be assigned if the student took the GED rather than graduate from high school.

  • Moraine Valley placement tests. Students may be exempt from placement tests based on previous college credit. Contact an academic advisor for information about placement test exemptions.

    1. Math placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant to take MTH-109.

    2. English placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant to take COM-101.

    3. Reading placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant for courses above RDG-091.

Health Physical
Prior to clinical placement, admitted students must submit a completed health history and physical form signed by a physician and evidence of personal health insurance.

Selection Criteria
Applicants for the program will be considered in the following order:

  1. Qualified residents of the district and residents of districts engaged in cooperative agreements who submit an application by March 1 of the year they plan to enroll in the program. The applicant's file must be completed by March 15.

  2. Qualified nonresidents who submit an application by March 1. The application must be completed by March 15.

  3. On a space available basis, applicants who do not meet all of the admissions requirements or the deadline may be considered after March 15.

Point System
Students will be admitted to the Respiratory Therapy Program through a weighted score made up of three factors: cumulative high school or college GPA; number of college credit hours completed; and grades and credit hours in specified course work.

Points for various criteria will be given according to the chart below. Students will also be required to meet the current minimum standards for admission.

Students will be required to list, on the intent form, all colleges attended. Students will select one of the following options on the intent form for calculating their college GPA for admission.

  1. Students may use only their Moraine Valley hours as the college GPA for admission. If students choose this option, they cannot use their other college credit toward the degree requirements or for points towards admission.

  2. Students may use their college credit toward the degree requirements and points towards admission. When the GPA is calculated all college credit will be used. These hours may then be used as regular transfer credit.

Ties will be broken based on the total number of college credit hours completed. Current minimum prerequisites and file completion requirements would still be in effect

Weighted Factors
Factor Max. Points
GPA 15
College Hours 10
Success Courses 72
Total Maximum 97
GPA Points
2.5-2.75 5
2.751-3.0 7
3.01-3.25 9
3.251-3.5 11
3.51-3.75 13
3.751-4.0 15

Number of College Hours

Points
1-15 2
16-29 4
30-45 6
46-60 8
60+ 10

Success Courses (The BIO, CHM, MTH and MRT-110 must have been completed no longer than 5 years prior to the program admission deadline.)

  • Choose 1:  BIO-180

  • Choose 1:  BIO-181

  • Choose 1:  BIO-119

  • Choose 1: CHM-111
                   or CHM-131

  • Choose 1: MTH-109 or MTH-139 or higher
                      or 6 points for ACT math score of 20 or higher
                      or
    6 points for placement at or above MTH-139 on Compass Test

  • Choose:  MRT-110

Success Course Weighting
A = 3 points X Credit hours
B = 2 points X Credit hours
C = 1 points X Credit hours
All other grades = No points

Example:

  • Student has BIO-180 with an A3 points X 4 credit hours = 12 points

  • Student has BIO-181 with an A- 3 points X 4 credit hours = 12 points

  • Student has MTH-109 with a B 2 points X 2 credit hours = 4 points

  • Student has MRT-110 with a B 2 points X 3 credit hours = 6 points
     

  • Total points for success courses = 12 for BIO-180 + 12 for BIO-181 + 4 for MTH-109 + 6 for MRT-110 = 34 Pts

Re-application
Applicants not selected for one starting class are individually responsible for reactivating and updating their application file for subsequent starting classes. Re-applicants must complete a new Respiratory Therapy Technology Admission Application and submit it to the Admissions and Records Office during the application period stated.

 
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