lady of the Lake College’s Respiratory Therapy Program is designed to
prepare the student for employment as a competent Licensed Certified
Respiratory Therapist (CRT). Graduates of the program will be
eligible to take the entry-level national board examination, which leads
to the CRT credential, and will be eligible to apply for a license to
practice respiratory therapy in the state of Louisiana.
respiratory therapists work in a variety of environments, including
hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians’ offices, home
health agencies, specialized care hospitals, medical equipment supply
companies and patient’s homes.
Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy Program consists of (seventy)
credit hours. Forty (40) credit hours constitute the professional
portion, which includes experience at various clinical sites in the
Baton Rouge metropolitan area.
who choose to purse admission into the Respiratory Therapy Program must:
completed all prerequisites y the end of the fall semester proceeding
the professional year.
earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 on all college coursework attempted.
earned minimum GPA of 2.5 in all prerequisite courses.
earned grades of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses.
complete application to the Office of Admissions by August 15 of the
year preceding the year of admission to the clinical phase.
with an advisor who is a member of the respiratory therapy faculty.
student who meets selection criteria is not guaranteed admission to the
clinical phase (second year) of the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Selection is competitive and is limited by the faculty and clinical
resources available to the program. Qualification does not assure
selection. Students who are selected for admission to the clinical
year will be notified by letter after August. Applicants who are
not selected must reapply the following year.
Lady of the Lake College welcomes applications from all qualified
individuals. All transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis,
according to College policy, in order to determine eligibility and
placement in the program. Equal educational opportunities are
offered to all who meet entrance requirements, without regard to race,
gender, ethnicity, creed, marital status or age.
applying for admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program must complete
(thirty) credit hours of pre-requisite courses in the humanities, social
sciences and basic sciences of biology, chemistry, physics and
microbiology. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted each year.
Call (225) 768-1700 for application information.
Our Lady of the Lake College
Financial Aid Office is available to all applicants to discuss
eligibility for financial assistance. Please call (225) 768-1714
to schedule an appointment.
are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical center also
offers tuition reimbursement to qualifying employees.
more information about the Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory
to request information, please call (225) 768-1700 or e-mail:
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