Admissions - September 2021
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250), or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395)
- Grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent
- Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030)
- Grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
- Admission requirements may be met by completing a two-semester pre-health sciences program (degree stream), inclusive of physics.
- This program provides an accelerated completion in December of the third year as a result of the final year being offered May to December.
- It is recommended that Biology be completed within 5 years prior to the start date of the program.
- Recommended: Grade 11 Chemistry, U level
- Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- Applicants meeting minimum academic requirements (85% for Fall 2020) are invited to begin the selection process which requires them to:
- Submit a digital portfolio. The digital portfolio gives applicants an opportunity to present non-academic information relevant to success in the Respiratory Therapy program. Details and directions regarding the preparation and submission of the digital portfolio will be sent to eligible applicants.
- Final selection is made using a formula employing the academic strength in conjunction with the score on the digital portfolio.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs may apply.
- Introductory word processing or keyboarding is recommended.
- Textbook costs are approximately $2,000 over the course of the program.
- This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.
- Mandatory work-integrated learning (WIL) health and safety requirements must be completed by students prior to student WIL experiences. Successful WIL completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for WIL experiences, students must present the following at the start of the program in accordance with pre-admission information provided by the College:
- A complete immunization record including MMR, Tdap, varicella, polio and hepatitis B. Seasonal flu vaccination is required during flu season (October - March).
- TB Testing: Evidence of current 2-step or previous 2-step + current 1-step if more than one year has passed since 2-step testing.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
- An annual Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record will result in the inability to participate in WIL experiences meaning the student will not be able to successfully complete the program. Acceptance for WIL is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of WIL start date.
- In addition, students are responsible for costs associated with respirator fit testing required for WIL experiences.
Pre-Workplace-Integrated Learning (WIL) FAQ
You are taking the first steps to becoming a professional through your program at Conestoga College.
Realizing your vision of having a high performing career in your field of choice requires that you start your program having met the same safety and health (if applicable) requirements that are mandatory for new employees in your field. The WIL document requirements that are mandatory for your program can be found under the WIL Document Forms tab within the myConestoga WIL Document Services community.
Pathways and credit transfer
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Learn more about PLAR.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.