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Respiratory Care Program

The Collin College Respiratory Care Program (Program #200376) prepares individuals for an allied health specialty in the clinical care and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. The program is available at the Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( 

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States and provides outcome data for all its accredited programs. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program effectiveness are documented.  Programmatic outcome data reported on the CoARC website include a 3-year time period reported on RRT credentialing success, achievement of the high cut score on the TMC exam, retention (attrition), job placement, overall graduate satisfaction, the total number of program enrollees, total number of program graduates, and maximum annual enrollment.  This information can be found on the CoARC’s outcomes webpage.


RCP Admission Steps

1- Pre-requisites

All Science classes must be completed within 5 years of the start date of the fall semester during the program admission year. HPRS 1204 must be taken within two years of the first day of class in the fall semester.
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy and Physiology II
HPRS 1204 - Basic Health Profession Skills
HPRS 1272 - Microbiology for Health Professions


AAS Degree
BS at Midwestern State University
Scholarship Opportunities


2- Info Sessions

After finishing your pre-requisites for the Respiratory Care Degree Program, next you will attend a Program Information Session in the admission year. Multiple sessions are scheduled between September and May.

2/6/2024 - 6:00p - 7:30p (Zoom)
3/6/2024 6:00p - 7:30p (Zoom)
3/26/2024 6:00p - 7:30p (Zoom)
4/15/2023 7:00p - 8:30p (Zoom)

5/6/2024 7:00p - 8:30p (Zoom)


3- Application & Transcripts

BEFORE the application deadline (the second Friday in May), send official transcripts from all previous colleges attended, to:
Respiratory Care Program Director - Office H207,
Collin College Central Park Campus
2200 West University Drive,
McKinney, Texas
If you are NEW to Collin, please submit transcripts to the Admissions Office first. If you are already a student at Collin, you must re-submit your recent official transcripts to the Respiratory Program.
Respiratory Care Information Packet
Application Form
TEAS Scoring Form 2024
HESI Scoring Form Application 2024


4- HESI testing

HESI Assessments are given at the campus Testing Centers listed in step 2 by appointment only. 

HESI Testing


5- What Happens Next?

The Program Director and program staff will evaluate the applications and select 26 applicants who qualify. Alternates, if any, will be identified at this time as well.  Alternates will be notified of their status during June or July and further instructions will be provided to complete the admission process at that time.



Respiratory therapists work with patients of all ages and can be employed in various healthcare settings.  Graduates of the program are eligible for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Therapist Multiple Choice Exam, and Clinical Simulation Exam.

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