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Program Accreditation & Licensure

The Respiratory Care Technology program is fully accredited and in compliance with essentials and standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).

The CoARC may be contacted at:

1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835 or
(817) 354-8519 Fax
 

Upon successful completion, the graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology Program at St. Philip's College receive an Associates of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), and several clinical specialty examinations.

In addition to the national CRT & RRT credentials, there is credentialing at the state level through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Practitioners must apply for the state credential of Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). You may contact the Texas Department of State Health Services at: (512) 834-6632 or (512) 834-6677 Fax.

Admission & Prerequisite Requirements 

Admission Requirements:

Students applying to the Respiratory Care Technology Program must meet all admission requirements for acceptance into St. Philip's College and the Allied Health Department. These requirements include the following: 

  • Complete Apply Texas admission process
  • St. Philip's College admission requirements
  • Allied Health Department admission requirements

Applications for admission into the Respiratory Care Technology Program are accepted between September 1st and March31st of each year. Successful applicants enter the program in August (Fall semester). In addition to the application, students must submit a one-page, typed, double-spaced essay entitled  "Why I Have Chosen the Respiratory Care Profession", official copies of all transcripts, and HOBET V exam scores. 

Student applications will be assessed for completeness immediately after the March 31st application deadline. Prospective students submitting an incomplete application will be notified of the discrepancy and given a short period of time to complete/update their application.  

Students enrolled in prerequisite courses after the application deadline must submit their grade(s)/transcript immediately upon prerequisite course completion. Students enrolled in prerequisite courses during the summer session(s) should be aware that their probability of acceptance is reduced. 

Consideration for initial acceptance into the program is based upon a complete application, completed academic prerequisites with a GPA at or above 2.8 documented by an official transcript, and complete HOBET V Exam scores. Final acceptance is based upon the above and successfully completed drug test, background check, and all required immunizations. 

Typically the Respiratory Care Technology Program accepts between 24 and 30 students per academic year (cohort). Program enrollment is based upon the availability of clinical site placement for a given year. Admission into this program is competitive (see Application & Selection Process for explanation).

Prerequisite Requirements:

All students must complete the following academic prerequisite courses with a GPA of 2.8 or higher:

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy & Physiology

Those students desiring to continue their education in a university-based Respiratory Care Program (B.S.) should enroll in BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 in lieu of the BIOL 2404 requirement for SPC. 

 

Application & Selection Process

Application Process:

Applications for the Respiratory Care Technology Program are accepted between September 1st  and March 31st of each year. Those students submitting a complete application on or before the deadline date (March 31st) will be given priority for acceptance. Students submitting an application on or before deadline date but requiring additional semester(s) (Spring/Summer) to complete prerequisite course(s) cannot be guaranteed acceptance if enrollment capacity is met prior to completion of their prerequisite course(s). 

Respiratory Care Technology Application 

Hobet V Exam Information & Application 

Please mail complete application to:

St. Philip's College
Allied Health Department
Respiratory Care Technology Program Application
1801 Martin Luthe King
San Antonio, Texas 78203-2098

 

Selection Process:

Prospective students submitting an application to the Respiratory Care Technology Program will be selected based upon the following criteria: 

1. Prerequisite Course Completion and Scoring: 

Prerequisite courses will be scored based upon the letter grade earned for each course. Each letter grade will converted to a numeric equivalent. Students making an A grade in a pre-requisite course will receive 4 points, B grades will receive 3 points, and C grades will receive 2 points. D and F grades will not be considered. Students completing BIOL 2401 and 2402 will have their numeric equivalent scores for each of these courses averaged. Maximum score for this section will be 12 points

Students submitting an application on or before March 31st with all prerequisites completed will be given priority status in the selection process. Students completing prerequisites in the Spring or Summer sessions may not be considered for acceptance if the program has met the enrollment capacity for a given academic year. The program selects between 24 and 30 students each academic year.  

2. GPA Scoring

Prerequisite GPA will be scored according to conventional calculation of college GPA (quality points divided by semester credit hours). The GPA will be part of the prospective student’s total score. Maximum score for this section will be 4 points

3. HOBET V Exam Scoring

HOBET V Exam scores will be submitted with the program application. The HOBET V Adjusted Individual Total Score will be used to score this section. Maximum score for this section is 100 points

4. Essay Scoring

The essay entitled “Why I am Pursuing the Respiratory Care Profession” will be typed with 12 point font, double-spaced, and one page in length. Maximum score for this section will be 10 points

Essays with grammatical/typographical errors, or that are too brief or lengthy will receive a reduction in points. A five point reduction in score will be given for improper length and/or grammatical/typographical error.  

 

 

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Criteria 

Maximum Score 

Student Score 

1. 

Prerequisite Courses: 

 

 

 

ENGL 1301 

4 

 

 

MATH 1314 

4 

 

 

BIOL 2404  

4 

 

 

BIOL 2401/2402 

4 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

GPA Scoring: 

4 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  

HOBET V Exam Score 

100 

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

Essay Score 

10 

 

 

                             Total Score 

130 Points 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Program Director:
Bruce Fisher, MS, RRT, RCP
bfisher@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Center for Health Professionals (CHP) 330G

Phone:
210-486-2473