Application Information

Respiratory Care

Application Information
The Respiratory Care Program admits students on an every-other year basis on odd numbered years.  Application for admission to 2017 program cohort will be available in Fall term of 2016.  Students interested in applying are encouraged to review the current application requirements and begin working on their application prerequisite courses.  Students can go to Counseling and Advising, Building 1 Room 103, for assistance in planning to complete prerequisites or email RCProgram@lanecc.edu.  Prerequisite requirements are being reviewed and could be updated soon.  Check in with the advising team for updates.

Last year's application information is posted only as a resource.

Fall 2015 RC Application Information Packet
Fall 2015 RC Application Forms Packet

2017 Application Opens 2017 Application Closes Notification Date 2017 Application Highlights 2017 Program Changes
TBD TBD TBD Point Based Application.

2017 Mandatory Application
Review Session
Locations and times: TBD

General Information regarding admission:

  • The Respiratory Care program accepts up to 30 students each year and is open to Oregon Residents & Non-resident students.  If you are an out of state resident, you must establish residency before applying to the program.
  • Only completed applications will be accepted.
  • The college will mail notification of acceptance to all qualified applicants within 60 days after the deadline date.
  • Applicants for entry in Fall 2017 will be evaluated by a point allocation system that includes academic and nonacademic attributes.
  • In order to apply for entry all applicants must complete certain prerequisites with a grade of C- or better. See the course catalog for specific requirements

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Most applicants take college course work for one to one and one half years to fulfill entrance requirements.
  • Academic planning and careful work with the (department counselor) can assist applicants in preparing applications which will be competitive.
  • These following classes are required prior to beginning the first year in the program:

Application Requirements

  • In order to apply for entry all applicants must complete the following minimum prerequisites as indicated below. Other Fall specialized program requirements will be described in acceptance materials.
  • Math 95 (5 credits), or higher, 4 or more credits (with the exception of Math 98) graded C- or better
  • Chemistry 112*,S and Biology 112*,S (3 credits each), or 100-level or higher college chemistry course (5 credits or more) pass/no pass option okay, or grade equal to C- or better
  • BI 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 credits) Graded – "C-" or better
  • HO 100 Medical Terminology 1, (3 credits) pass/no pass option okay, or grade equal to C- or better
  • WR 121 English Composition: Exposition and Intro to Argument *,W (4 credits) pass/no pass option okay, or grade equal to C- or better

First Day Enrollment Requirements completed prior to enrolling in fall term program courses:

  • BI 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 credits) (Graded – "C-" or better)
  • BI 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 (4 credits) (Graded – "C-" or better)

Before You Apply

  • Read the Application / Review Prerequisites
    Most applicants take college course work for one to one and one half years to fulfill entrance requirements. Academic planning and careful work with the (department counselor) can assist applicants in preparing applications which will be competitive.
  • Enroll in the Academic Advising Resources for Respiratory Care Students Moodle Course
    Prospective students are strongly encouraged to self-enroll the free Academic Advising Resources for Respiratory Care Students using Moodle. Academic planning and careful work is recommended. Please email questions to RCProgram@lanecc.edu. Health Professions Counselors and Advisors are available to help you determine what you need to do to meet program or application requirements.
  • Confirm Oregon Residency
    Admission to the Lane Respiratory Care Program is limited to Oregon Residents.
  • Plan for Time Commitment and Computer Skills
    The Respiratory Care program is a two-year concentrated program which has a significant amount of on-line, computer-based instruction in lieu of the traditional classroom lecture. A successful student must have good reading, time management and study skills. Course materials, group activities, and class discussions are primarily available through the internet. You must be comfortable with instructional technology when you start the Respiratory Care program. Lane currently uses Moodle for instructional technology.

    Respiratory Care students spend an average of 36+ hours a week completing course-related assignments and activities. Attendance in laboratory courses and clinical rotations is mandatory. Students should expect to attend supervised and open-lab sessions to achieve course learning outcomes.
  • Review Program of Study and Essential Abilities for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Demonstrate Readiness for Clinical Instruction
    Our agreements with hospitals, clinics, and home care businesses require students complete a criminal background check. If you have concerns about any past criminal history may impact readiness for clinical instruction, you should contact the Program Coordinator before you apply.

    Students must show proof of immunity to certain diseases, proof of health insurance, and CPR certification prior to enrolling in RC courses. Students must complete required immunizations to participate in clinical education.
  • Explore Student Resources
    To help students succeed, Academic Learning Skills offers Effective Learning (EL115H): a credit class focused on study skills for students in health careers programs. Tutoring Services offers one-on-one tutoring in a variety of subject areas at no cost to students.

    Lane's transfer tool will indicate if a course you took at another college/university will transfer as equivalent to a course offered at Lane.

Program Expenses

THE FOLLOWING COSTS REFLECT ESTIMATES ONLY. Changes in textbooks, lab fees, tuition rates, student body fees and equipment requirements may alter the true costs of the program. Estimates include costs associated with all courses in the program. Example below reflects 2015/2016 resident tuition and fees. See Enrollment Services for current costs.

Fee Description Cost
Tuition :  97 credits @ $99.50/credit (Residents of Oregon)

 $9651.50

Differential Program Fee First Year   (3 terms)   

$658.00

Differential Program Fee Second Year  (4 terms)

$638.00

Lab Fees

$610.00

Student Activity Fees: ($56.00/term) $392.00
Technology Fees: ($5/credit)

$485.00

Transportation Fee ($27/term)   

$189.00

Student Health Fee ($12.00/term)

$84.00

Uniforms (2 Scrub Uniforms, proper shoes, ID Badge) 

$180.00

Equipment (Stethoscope, watch w/sweep hand) 

$150.00

Textbooks 

$1600.00

AARC Student Membership (annual dues $50 x 2 years) $100.00
Criminal background check / Drug Screen /Immunization Tracking – Required
Fees are subject to change without notice.
$162.250

Additional costs include those personal expenses for health insurance, a physical examination, and immunizations required for the program. Student health insurance is required through the duration of the academic program. Costs related to transportation, childcare, post-graduate credentialing and State Licensure should also be considered.

Costs related to completion of pre-requisites are not included. See the Enrollment Services website for 1st Time Credit Enrollment Fee. Licensure and post-graduate credentialing can cost up to $740 depending on the level of credentialing and State Licensure Fees. For further information related to licensure process or fees in Oregon, contact: Oregon Health Licensing Agency, Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board (503) 378-8667. For further information related to credentialing, examination process or fees contact: the National Board for Respiratory Care (913) 599-4200.