Respiratory Therapy

January 2023

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 09, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
RT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,231.09 per semester*
International:
$8,593.71 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

September 2023

Availability:
Apply in early October 2022
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 05, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
RT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,231.09 per semester*
International:
$8,593.71 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

Graduate in 2 years in this accelerated program that prepares you to become a healthcare professional specializing in treating problems related to respiratory, cardiac, and pulmonary diseases.

Program Highlights

The demand for Respiratory Therapists will continue to grow as Ontario’s population increases and ages. This program will prepare you with knowledge, skills, and clinical judgement to deliver optimal cardio-respiratory care to diverse patients and clients in a range of practice settings including acute care and community environments. You will be part of the inter-professional healthcare team dedicated to cardio-respiratory health and well-being.

The highly interactive and practical program will train you to assess, plan, implement and evaluate safe, therapeutic cardio-respiratory interventions. You will discover how to establish therapeutic relationships and communicate in a culturally sensitive manner with patients and their families.

Your learning environment will include interdisciplinary lab spaces, our state-of-the-art simulation centre with high tech/high touch technologies and specialized equipment to prepare you for a rewarding career. In the last two semesters you will complete two field placements of 420 hours each to give you the experience you need to graduate job-ready.

Graduates will be prepared to take the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) national certification examinations to become members the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO).

Why Choose Fleming

  • Small class sizes and individual attention enhance your learning experience
  • State-of-the-art simulation and technology equipment will enrich your studies
  • The final two semesters are delivered in a hybrid format, which means that you can complete your field placements anywhere in Ontario, while you take the last two courses online.
  • The accelerated curriculum of six consecutive semesters will allow you to graduate in 2 years.
  • By choosing to complete the Indigenous Perspectives Designation offered in this program you will add a competitive advantage to your résumé.
  • Built into the curriculum is a preparation course for the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care exam.

Career Opportunities

Respiratory therapists have career opportunities to work independently and collaboratively with a range of health professionals in a variety of practice settings, such as

  • hospitals,
  • long-term care,
  • home care,
  • family health teams,
  • hyperbaric clinics,
  • diagnostic
  • sleep clinics

Graduates may also find employment opportunities within private businesses or in independent practice requiring specific cardiorespiratory knowledge and skills. Employment earnings for respiratory therapists are high in Ontario with an average of more than $75K in.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

This program is the only program in Ontario to offer the option of pursuing the Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). To qualify for the IPD, students must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences that will be incorporated into the final portfolio assignment in GNED128. The student's transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies, and a designation that will be marketable in the employment sector.

If you don't possess the required science courses for admission to this program, or if you want to enhance your likelihood for entry, consider the one-year Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Respiratory Therapy program must meet the following requirements;

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English, Grade 12 C Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics, 2 Grade 11 or Grade 12 C Sciences, one of which must be Biology. (Minimum final grade of 65% in each required course)

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Seneca College

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 5th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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