|Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care
Program begins Fall 2025
Thank you for your interest in the Hartnell College Respiratory Care program. The program is impacted, meaning that far more qualified students apply than can be accepted. Before applying, please be aware that classroom and some clinical courses are taught using face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Clinical courses occur throughout Monterey County and are scheduled seven days per week and 24-hours each day. Clinical class times, dates, and places are subject to change based on unanticipated circumstances.
Your success is important to us. Please consider your level of preparedness before
committing to an education in respiratory care. Research indicates that successful
Hartnell respiratory care students work less than 16 hours per week and have an extended
support system of family and friends. Because of intricacies and rigor of our academic
program, we cannot accommodate your employment or family responsibilities.
We ask that you review our Nursing and Health Sciences Student Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual. Become familiar with our mission, vision, values, and philosophy before you apply. Please be sure that Hartnell College is a good match for you.
New, Returning and Dual Enrollment Students are required to have a current application.
It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In progress courses will be not be considered.
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Skip this step if you completed all prerequisite courses at the following schools listed
A Hartnell College counselor must evaluate course descriptions and transcripts for each prerequisite course taken at colleges other than those listed below; it is required for admission.
- Hartnell College
- Cabrillo College
- Cuesta College
- DeAnza College
- Evergreen Valley College
- San Jose City College
- Gavilan College
- Mission College
- Monterey Peninsula College
Skip this step if you were educated in the US or attended a US accredited institution.
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411 Central Ave Salinas, Ca 93901
Electronic Request toNHS@hartnell.edu
Foreign transcript evaluation (2 orders), if applicable
Other college transcripts
(1 official hard copy to be mailed or 1 electronic order from each college where you took prerequisite courses)
Official AP transcript (1 order), if applicable
If all prerequisite were courses completed at Hartnell College?
You do NOT need to order a Hartnell transcript.
Admission Timeline for 2023 Applicants for Fall 2024 cohort:
November 7, 2024
February 20, 2024
Final application deadline
March 15, 2024
Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial
April 10, 2024
Mandatory New Student Orientation
New Student Documentation Due
End of August 2024
Fall 2024 semester begins