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How to Apply for the Respiratory Care Program

Applicants for the Respiratory Care program are evaluated for admission based upon the Admission Criteria and Respiratory Care Selection Criteria Point System. For selection, applicants must satisfy program entrance requirements outlined in the Application Steps listed below. Applicants are accepted into the Respiratory Care  program once a year, and the program begins each August. The Respiratory Care  program is four semesters in length and leads to an Associate in Science degree.

Application files must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions and Advising Office (Health Science Admissions) by the June 15th application deadline. The applicant is responsible for providing all required information prior to the deadline date.

Immediately following the application deadline, all application files will be sent to the Respiratory Care  Admissions Committee for consideration. Incomplete files will not be considered for program admission. All applicants will be notified by mail about their status in the program.

Respiratory Care Application Steps

See a Health Science Advisor & Complete General EFSC Admissions

Students who are interested in the Respiratory Care program should see a Health Science Advisor to go over admission requirements and set up a course plan for completing prerequisite classes.

You must complete the EFSC general admissions application or already be an active EFSC student before submitting the Health Sciences Application described later in this accordion.

New Students: Complete and properly file the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College, prior to the program application deadline. The EFSC General Application is available online. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. Complete all general admissions requirements with the Admissions office.

Returning Students: If it has been over one year since you have taken a course at EFSC, you must readmit. The EFSC Readmit Application is available online. There is no fee to readmit.

Complete Prerequisite Coursework and Volunteer Hours

Students need to have their General Education and Support courses completed before the application deadline.  Note:  RET 1024 is a MANDATORY prerequisite, offered only in the summer term, and students must have completed this course or be enrolled in this course by the application deadline of June 15th. 

Additionally, students must complete at least five hours of volunteer / community service work prior to the application deadline.

See the Selection Criteria for more information about coursework and volunteer / community service hours.

Complete the Online Application for Respiratory Care Program

Complete the online Health Sciences Application for Respiratory Care. This application must be submitted by June 15th. There is a $25 non-refundable fee for each program application. This fee must be paid online or at the cashier's office before the application deadline.

Students must be current, active students in order to apply to the Respiratory care program. Students who need to apply or readmit to the college, should visit EFSC's general admissions web section.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with the Respiratory application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at

Submit Application Materials

 A file ready for the  Admissions Committee review must  include:

  • All unofficial transcripts from EFSC and any other colleges attended
  • Proof of work experience, if applicable
  • Proof of Community Involvement - documented hours
  • Military Service verification, if applicable
  • Advising point sheet, if applicable