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. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better.
  2. An overall GPA of 2.5 or better must be achieved and maintained prior to beginning the RC program.
  3. Prerequisite grades and GPA will be rated on a scoring rubric for acceptance qualification.
  4. SUNY Sullivan students receiving financial aid must not exceed the 150% financial aid rule; Transcripts and track sheets will be reviewed.
  5. Applicants must be approved by the RC Admissions Committee.
  1. Apply and gain acceptance to SUNY Sullivan
    • Under the declared major of: Liberal Arts, Health Sciences
    • Transfer students with prerequisites may enter a major of Respiratory (with the RC admission committee approval)
  2. Complete and submit application to the Respiratory Program.
  3. Applications for the Respiratory Care program will be accepted from January 1 until the acceptance deadline of May; Applications received after the deadline date may be considered on an individual basis if there remains room in the class.
  4. Applications that meet initial qualifications and are selected for consideration will be assigned a Respiratory advisor; Letter of notification will be issued in June.
  5. Acceptance into the program is conditional based on successful completion of the fall semester course requirements and maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  6. Official acceptance into the program will commence in the spring semester.
Requirements: Courses & Criteria New Student without a College Degree? Current SUNY Sullivan Student? Transfer?
BiologyPrinciples of Biology Sciences / SCI 1124 with a C or higher.Principles of Biology Sciences / SCI 1124 with a C or higher.Principles of Biology Sciences / SCI 1124 with a C or higher.
ChemistryChemistry for Health Sciences/SCI 1204/05 with a C or higherChemistry for Health Sciences/SCI 1204/05 with a C or higherChemistry for Health Sciences/SCI 1204/05 with a C or higher
MathIntermediate Algebra MAT 1005 with a C or higher (MAT 1004/Elem Stat’s will not be accepted)Intermediate Algebra MAT 1005 with a C or higher (MAT 1004/Elem Stat’s will not be accepted)Intermediate Algebra MAT 1005 with a C or higher (MAT 1004/Elem Stat’s will not be accepted)
GPA75% or higher for Regents 85% or higher for non-Regents DiplomaCareer GPA 2.5 or higherCareer GPA 2.5 or higher
NotesHigh School Students: Pre-Calculus AP Chemistry (min. score 4) AP Biology (min. score 4)Students with Sullivan course credits may be required to complete the Liberal Arts Health Sciences Degree before they can receive Financial Aid for Respiratory Care.Course substitutions may be approved by the Division Chair of Health Sciences & the Director of Respiratory Care.

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.

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