Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
19 - Reading
19 - English
19 - Math
82 - Reading
65 - Writing
42 - Algebra
38 - Reading
40 - Writing
40 - Elementary Algebra
90 - Reading
98 - Sentence Skills
103 - Arithmetic OR
97 - Elementray Algebra

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG061 College Preparatory Writing II
  • RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III
  • MAT063 Elementary Algebra

Option 3

Any combination of the above fulfilling the basic skills requirements of algebra, reading, and writing.

Admissions Process

  1. Apply for admission.

  2. Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
    1. Applicants meeting the program's admission requirements will be sent an admissions inactivation letter.

    2. Applicants meeting all admission requirements will be accepted and tracked while taking the first and second semester prerequisite courses. Upon completion of this coursework with the required cumulative GPA, students will be able to register for RCP courses.

  3. We accept approximately 30 students and 10 alternates each Fall Semester. The program accepts approximately 20 students each summer to the RCP professional core courses. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their completed applicant file. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant files, the application date will be used to prioritize their acceptance.

  4. If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next term.

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 159
319-296-4013
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Program Advisors

Jamie Bute
Grundy Hall 137
319-296-2329 ext.1919
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Becky Kibbee
Grundy Hall 137
319-296-2329 ext.1336
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Dean

Candace Croft
Grundy Hall 159
319-296-4432
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