Program Accreditation & Licensure
The Respiratory Care Technology program is fully accredited and in compliance with essentials and standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).
The CoARC may be contacted at:
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835 or
(817) 354-8519 Fax
Upon successful completion, the graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology Program at St. Philip's College receive an Associates of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), and several clinical specialty examinations.
In addition to the national CRT & RRT credentials, there is credentialing at the state level through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Practitioners must apply for the state credential of Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). You may contact the Texas Department of State Health Services at: (512) 834-6632 or (512) 834-6677 Fax.
Admission & Prerequisite Requirements
Students desiring to major in Respiratory Care Technology must meet all admission requirements for acceptance into St. Philip's College and the Allied Health Department. These requirements include the following:
- SPC Admissions
- Allied Health Admission Requirements
All students must also meet the following prerequisites:
- ENGL 1301 Composition I
- MATH 1314 College Algebra
- BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy & Physiology
Those students desiring to continue their education in a university-based Respiratory Care Program (B.S.) should enroll in BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402.
Applications are available online.
- Proof of Immunizations
- Tuberculosis (TB) PPD/Tine test, current
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A series
- Hepatitis B series
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Diphtheria, Tetanus within 10 years
- Bacterial Meningitis (if required)
- Drug Testing
- Criminal Background Check
- Health Insurance
Application & Selection ProcessWe are currently revising our application process. Please check back.
Applications for admission into the Respiratory Care Technology program are accepted between September 1st and March31st of each year. In addition to the application, students must provide a one-page, typed, double-spaced essay stating the reason for pursuing the program, unofficial or official copies of all transcripts, recent college exam scores (Accuplacer, TASP, ACT, etc), and HOBET V exam scores.
Applications will be assessed for completeness immediately following the March 31st deadline. Prospective students submitting incomplete applications will be contacted and given an opportunity to submit missing documentation. Prospective students enrolled in prerequisite courses after the application deadline will submit updated transcripts immediatley upon completion of prerequisite course(s). Those students requiring enrollment in prerequisite courses during the summer session must understand that their opportunity for acceptance into the program may be limited.
Criteria for initial acceptance is based upon successful completion of prerequisite courses with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, complete application process, and submission of HOBET V Exam scores. Final acceptance is based upon the above, as well as, successfull completion of the required drug screen and background check.