Start by contacting our counseling Department for any
questions or to verify the requirements or apply for an A/S in RT: contact the Career Technical Counselor Ashley Du @email(818) 947-2600 ext. 4200, Andres Cruzalegui @email or Joyce Romero, at (818) 947-2644 or at @email. Or any other counselor can assist you.
Apply directly to LAVC at www.lavc.edu for an Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Attend a first semester educational planning session in person or do an online orientation at www.lavc.edu. The Counseling Department provides first semester advisement during the orientation. Appointments for orientation are made in the Assessment Center.
If you have transcripts from outside of the Los Angeles Community College District you must have them mailed from your previous school to the LA Valley College Records Office. Once you have confirmed that the transcripts have been received, call the Counseling Office at (818) 947-2600 Ext. 4200 to set-up a one hour transcript evaluation appointment.
Obtain an RRT credential from the NBRC by passing the Associative Science Degree NBRC RRT ( TMC) exam and NBRC Clinical Simulations exam (Effective Jan 2015 Entry Lever CRT exam Credential is no longer sufficient to obtain a RCP License in California)
After you have completed 12 units within the Los Angeles Community College District you can submit an evaluation of your foreign coursework done by an approved transcript evaluation agency along with a petition for credit to be awarded towards meeting program requirements. To challenge prerequisite requirements, please see the RT Program Director.
These forms are available at the LAVC Counseling Department.
No, however this class fills quickly. You will need to apply as soon as possible. Students who have enrolled at LAVC and maintained continuous enrollment (not missing a consecutive fall and spring semester) will have priority over new and returning students.
If the class is full you may show up on the first day of class to try to obtain an Add Card from the instructor.
No, however the last 4 years we have more the 30 students apply to the RT 15 Clinical Phase 2. We can only take 30 students into RT 15.
Students who complete RT 2 but are not accepted into Rt 15 need to reapply the following year by contacting the RT Program director in the fall before November 1st – (see RT program application requirements).
Contact the RT Program Director to obtain an application to review all RT classes and prerequisites
Make an appointment to meet with the Career Technical Education (CTE) counselor to review and verify all prerequisites for RT and general education for the A/S Degree
The other RT program’s classes and prerequisites must be from a regionally accredited school. Community Colleges or University based programs such as East Los Angeles/Santa Monica Community college are courses that can be used for our program.
Most private (proprietary) schools such as Concord or American Career College courses are not transferable. The Counseling Department can provide further information to assist you.
Advanced Placement or Transfer students can only be considered if they have met prerequisite requirements, and if there is clinical space available in our LAVC RT Phase 2 classes.
If you are an entry level CRT we do not have a specific advance placement fast track program to become an RRT. Contact the RT Program
Yes but transcripts need to be mailed from the school where the prerequisites were completed and students need to set up a transcript evaluation appointment to have the courses evaluated by an LAVC Counselor.
The RT program Director can also approve perquisites but you must contact the Counseling Department first.