Program Details

Start Date A cohort begins every Fall semester.
Program Length Full-time enrollment/ 2 years (4 semesters)
Our program is a cohort model therefore we do not offer part-time enrollment.
Cohort Size 24 students per cohort
GPA Requirement

Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum of a “C” grade as documented on official transcripts. In‐progress courses will not be accepted for admission GPA purposes.
Science GPA Requirement: 2.5
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Pre-requisite Courses Recency No.
Pre-requisite Science Courses 

Repeat science courses are accepted.  Applicants are permitted to repeat prerequisites for a better grade.
Online science courses are accepted.

Waitlist No. If you are not admitted you are encouraged to re-apply.
Estimated Cost of the Program ~$7,222.00
Program Sequence
(after acceptance into the program)
Overview of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester
Nursing and Allied Health 2020-2021           Student Handbook
Nursing and Allied Health 2020-2021   Policy and Procedure Manual

State Respiratory Care Boards

Completion of Hartnell College's CoArc-accredited Respiratory Therapy Undergraduate Major meets educational requirements to apply for the NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination to qualify for the NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential. Students who achieve the high cut score on the TMC are eligible to apply for the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) to qualify for the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
Hartnell College has not determined whether completion of Hartnell College's CoArc-accredited Respiratory Therapy Undergraduate Major meets educational requirements to apply for a Respiratory Care Professional license in any other state or US territory.