Information for Prospective Students
“Getting Started”: Information for Prospective Students
You need to do the following:
- Apply to now HCC and be admitted. Apply now to the RC program and you can download the application "on line" via a pc with internet access. Mail it or put it in the drop box. The instructions are on the application.
- Make an appointment with one of the academic counselors or advisers at the Dale Mabry Campus. The program manager does not reject or accept students into the respiratory care program, nor do any of the program faculty. That is done through the admissions department.
- Other requirements are successful completion of the “Prerequisites for Admission”. Preference is given to the highest grades in these courses.
Click HERE to view the Prerequisite Course Requirements for the Respiratory Care Progam
For information about the respiratory care profession see and listen to the video, “Life & Breath” and click on the website for AARC, our national professional organization and the FSRC, our state society.
Please note that the website name for the FSRC has changed to fsrc.org
Also, the following respiratory care departments of these local hospitals are willing to take you on a tour.
However you must call the hospital and ask for the respiratory care department. Tell them why you are calling and request an appointment.
You need to dress conservatively but with comfortable walking shoes.
- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: Call 813-745-1986 or 813-745-8436
- Lakeland Regional Medical Center: Call 863-687-1100 ext. 3240
- Memorial Hospital: Call 813-873-6401 Ext 5404 to set up date/time
- Tampa General Hospital: Call 813-844 -7022
- St. Joseph’s Hospital: Call 813-870-4958
- VA Hospital: Charles J. Gutierrez, PhD, RRT, FAARCAssistant Chief, Neurorespiratory Care Program James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
- Bilirakis Spinal Cord Injury Center (128C), NRC Office F079-38,13000 Bruce B. Downs BlvdTampa, FL 33612,Office: (813) 972-2000 x 2941,Cell: (813) 610-7329
Re. Licensure: If you have a criminal record the state may refuse to grant you a license. You need to contact the State of Florida Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Board for Respiratory Care. Also HCC may deny your application to any health program including RC.
This page last updated April 2, 2013 eab
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