It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In progress courses will be not be considered. We recommend that you meet with a Hartnell Nursing and Allied Health counselor to review your academic plan. To comply with federal, state and local regulations for health care providers, students accepted to the Hartnell College Respiratory Care program are required to meet all current Allied Health Programs clinical compliance requirements according to program guidelines; including health screening, vaccination and drug testing requirements, and provide documentation thereof. Students are also required to complete a criminal background check. Information will be provided at orientation which all incoming students are required to attend.

Required General Education Courses: 

MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE INTO PROGRAM (24 units)

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  • BIO‐5 – Human Anatomy 
ANAT 1 & ANAT 2 BIO 4 BIO 7
  • BIO‐6 – Introductory Physiology
PHSO 1 BIO 5 BIO 9
  • BIO‐6L – Physiology Laboratory
PSHO 2 BIO 5 BIO 9
  • BIO‐27 – Principles of Microbiology
BIO 25 &  BIO 26 BIO 6 BIO 8
  • ENG‐1A – College Composition & Reading
ENGL 1A ENGL 1A
or
ESL 1A
ENGL 1A
  • MAT‐123 – Intermediate Algebra
MATH 263 MATH 152 MATH 240 or 242
  • PSY‐2 – General Psychology 
PSYCH 1 PSYCH 1 PSYCH 10 (Beg 2013)

 

Required Major Courses for an Associate's Degree (9.5 units)

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  • ANT‐2 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
 ANTH 4 ANTHR 2 ANTH 3
or      
SOC‐1 – Introduction to Sociology  SOCI 1 SOC 1 SOC 1A
     
  • COM‐1 – Introduction of Public Speaking
SPCH 1  COMM 1 CMUN 1A
or      
COM‐3 – Survey of Human Communication  n/a n/a n/a
  • HES‐120 – American Heart Association Basic Life Support
     

 

PLEASE NOTE: Science courses with labs that must be taught online will be accepted as prerequisites to the registered nursing, vocational nursing, and respiratory care programs.  These courses include BIO-5, BIO-6, BIO-6L, BIO-11, BIO-27 and their equivalent courses taught at other colleges.