Respiratory Care Students

Respiratory Care Students

The field of Respiratory Care is a very gratifying and rewarding profession in the respect to providing care and helping people in need. The profession can also be, at times, physically and emotionally demanding. Students interested in pursuing an academic program of study in this area would be advised to visit a Respiratory department or contact a Respiratory Therapist to explore the details of what this occupation offers.

The academic program of study in Respiratory Care at SUNY Sullivan is a well rounded program that trains its graduates to be prepared and capable of performing all Respiratory services. The program, once the prerequisites are met, is conducted in five consecutive semesters which include the summer session. It is an intense presentation of didactic study in the first three semesters which transition into the last two semesters of clinical study. The didactic studies prepare the student with the foundation of knowledge needed to understand and perform Respiratory activities. The clinical studies utilizes the knowledge and skills gained and apply this in the patient care setting providing patient assessments, treatments, operating equipment applications, as well as educating patients to better manage their health.

The Sullivan Community College Respiratory Care program, CoARC program number 200600.  The outcomes data from the program’s Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page:

For more general information on the Respiratory Care program, click HERE

Admissions Procedures

  1. Prospective students must complete the following courses with a letter grade of ‘C’ or higher before the start of the spring semester that begins in January to be officially accepted into the program:

    • SCI 1204, Chemistry for Health Sciences 
    • MAT 1005, Intermediate Algebra 
    • SCI 1124, Principles of Bio 
    • SCI 1305, Physics for Health Sciences 
    • ENG 1001, Composition I 
    • SCI 2124, Anatomy and Physiology I 
    • PSY 1500, General Psychology
  2. Admission qualification will be determined based on a scoring rubric that evaluates the grades of program prerequisites and pre-program courses. Applicants with required courses in progress will be placed on a waitlist and reevaluated upon receipt of final grades.

  3. Applicants must be approved by the Admissions office.

  4. Acceptance into the program is conditional based on successfully completing the course requirements and maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better.

  1. Apply and gain acceptance to SUNY Sullivan under the declared major of Liberal Arts and Sciences AS: Health Sciences Concentration.
  2. Provide official transcripts of all college work completed and in progress (if applicable) to the Admissions Office at
  3. Complete and submit a Respiratory Care Program application by May 15th. Applications received after the deadline date may be considered on an individual basis if there remains room in the program. Prerequisite courses can be in progress when submitting an application.
  4. Applicants will receive notification of admissions status no longer than thirty days after application submission. Applicants that meet initial qualifications and are selected for consideration will be assigned a Respiratory advisor.
  5. Students accepted in the program must be enrolled in all required classes as listed on the academic plan at least ten business days prior to the start of the semester. If a waitlist is in place, seats will be offered to waitlisted students at that time.
  6. Acceptance into the program is conditional based on successfully completing the course requirements and maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Note: Students are considered Liberal Arts Health Sciences until they’re officially accepted into Respiratory Care


We strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as you start your application to ensure that you will have the aid you need.

Once you are admitted, there are Next Steps to Becoming a General that you’ll also need to complete.

Admissions Office

Interested in attending SUNY Sullivan but not sure where to begin?

The Admissions Office is here to help. We recruit, counsel, and accept all eligible prospective students from Sullivan County and beyond. We aim to support a rich and rewarding college experience for all students, distributing helpful information to enhance career prospects and academic standing.

Admissions Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Our mission is to provide staff and resources to recruit, counsel and accept all eligible prospective students for SUNY Sullivan enrollment. To support a rich and rewarding college experience for its students. Admissions recruits a diverse student body from both within the Sullivan County Community and beyond. Information regarding SUNY Sullivan’s academic programs, student life and the enrollment process is promoted by Admissions through a variety of means to enhance prospective students’ academic careers and Sullivan County’s workforce.

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