• Application Process


  • Prior to applying it is very important that you read the Admission Details for the year you plan to apply since admissions criteria, deadlines and prerequisites 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 for the application year they are applying.

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

    The application must be submitted online and supporting documents sent to Mt. Hood Community College's Admissions, Registration and Records office.

    Approximate Admission Processing Timeline: Fall term 2024 Entry:

    • December 11, 2023: You may submit your application
    • April 12, 2024Application deadline. All materials due to MHCC. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admissions.
    • Late April 2024: You are notified if you are moving to Phase 2
    • May 2024: Phase 2 Selection Process
    • Late May/Early June 2024: Notification of Phase 2 results emailed. Up to 20 applicants are accepted to the program. Up to 15 applicants will be placed on the waitlist.
    • June 2024: Required orientation held for accepted students. More information about the required drug screen, background check and immunizations will be given at the orientation.
    • September 23, 2024: Fall term classes begin.

    *Postmark date or online submission timestamp after the stated timeline are not accepted.

    Admissions processing dates are subject to change. Any changes to the processing timeline will be updated online immediately. We ask that you DO NOT inquire about the status of your application unless you did not receive the automated “application received” email after submitting your online application.

    Admission Disclosures

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

    Admission to MHCC does not guarantee admission to the Respiratory Care program. Admission of all students to the program is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. This office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and the sole authority to inform students of their admission status.  

    If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please email LRadmissions@mhcc.edu

    Reasons for Admission Disqualification

    Withholding information or providing materially misleading information and giving untruthful information to questions on the program application or during the application process could be cause for non‐acceptance or dismissal from the program. If you were admitted and then failed a required course or were dismissed from the program or any other health related program, you may be denied admission into the program.   

    Previous Admission

    If you were previously accepted into the program and then declined acceptance or withdrew, you 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 only if new courses have been taken.    

    Application Stats

    Year Total Applicants Complete Incomplete Most common reasons for incomplete applications
    202337 35 Missing proof of high school completion, missing transcripts, missing required Chemistry
    2022 38 36 2 Missing proof of high school completion
    2021 46 39 7 Missing proof of high school completion, missing required Biology/Chemistry, reading course/valid CPT score, missing transcripts