• Respiratory Care Application

  • The information below is based on the application requirements for Fall term 2022 admission. It is provided as an example to guide potential applicants on the admission process and application requirements which may be subject to change as program criteria can change for each new application year. 

    Accommodations - People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu.

    Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Respiratory Care program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.

    Admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisite requirements are subject to change from year to year. The previous year's application information is posted only as a resource. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be informed and adhere to all requirements, procedures and deadlines. New applicants as well as applicants from previous years must complete the entire application process.

    Mt. Hood Community College reserves the right to modify the criteria and the process for selection.

    The Admissions Evaluator has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria. If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu.

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification - Withholding information or giving untruthful information on the program application could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. Students who were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program may be denied admission into the program.

    If you have a criminal history, we strongly encourage potential applicants to contact the Oregon Health Authority Health Licensing Office at 503-373-1974 and inquire about whether or not licensure is possible in your situation. It is often handled on a case-by-case basis at the time of licensing application, so do not wait until you have completed your education only to find that you may be ineligible for licensure, which is required for employment.

    Application Reopen Disclosure - In the event of an insufficient applicant pool, applicants that have already gone through the interview process (within the same application year) are not allowed to reapply should the program reopen. Applicants may reapply during the application cycle for the following year.

    Previous Admission - Applicants who were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew are not given priority consideration in subsequent applications. Individuals will need to re‐apply to the program and will be required to meet the current program admission requirements and program standards. Materials cannot be brought forward from previous applications for a current application. Updated official transcripts are required if new courses have been taken.

    Approximate Admissions Processing Timeline
    Date Title
    October 2021
    • Admission information available online.
    December 2021
    • Application available online.
    April 22, 2022 at 5 p.m.


    • Application deadline, including transcripts – no exceptions. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission.
    May 2022
    Late May/Early June 2022
    • Notification of results of the interview emailed
    • Top 20 candidates accepted into program
    • An alternate list of up to 15 qualified candidates will be established.
    • Candidates not accepted for a position are welcome to apply again the following year.
     June 2022
    • New Student Orientation: A mandatory orientation will be held for admitted students. Attendance is required.
    • Students will be informed of the orientation date, time, and location in their Respiratory Care acceptance letter.
     September 26, 2022
    •  Fall term classes begin.

    *Please note, dates are subject to change. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application while processing is taking place to help expedite the evaluation process. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated here immediately.

    Application Facts
    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    2021 46 39 7

    Missing proof of high school completion, missing or expired Biology/Chemistry prereq, missing transcripts

    2020 49 44 5

    Missing proof of high school completion, missing required Biology/Chemistry, reading course/valid CPT score, missing transcripts

    2019 60
    5 Missing proof of high school completion, missing required Biology/Chemistry, reading course/valid CPT score, missing transcripts.