Associate of Applied Science • 65 Credit Hours
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Respiratory is offered in collaboration with St. Mary’s School of Respiratory Care.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Respiratory Care will prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
Disclosure of Accreditation:
St. Mary’s/Mountwest Community & Technical College is currently in the process of seeking CoARC accreditation for a respiratory care program. However, St. Mary’s/Mountwest Community & Technical College can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690 USA
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To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
This program has selective admissions processes for the program portion of the curriculum.Student will need to apply to both Mountwest and St. Mary’s for admission to the program. Please view the program admission requirements and policies below.
School of Respiratory Care Admission Requirements
All applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalent through GED testing. Students who have fewer than 12 hours of college credits are required to have taken the ACT examination.
Applicants who have completed at least twelve (12) college credit hours must have:
GED applicants must:
Academic Requirements for Program Admission:
St. Mary’s SORC & MCTC will accept college-level course credits earned at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions that can be transferred to Mountwest Community and Technical College.
All requested transfer credits will be assessed and acceptance of students with prior learning credentials demonstrated by coursework grades or exams. The movement of academic course credits from one college to another is usually a manual process requesting transcripts and the petition for credit.
Transfer credit is subject to the approval of the Division Dean and Program Director in which the student matriculates, and with the following provisions:
Students applying for foreign credit transfer must submit an official evaluation of foreign educational credentials from an accredited evaluation agency.
Students who transfer to Mountwest Community & Technical College must complete at least their most recent fifteen (15) credit hours at Mountwest Community & Technical College to obtain an associate degree, or their most recent 6 credit hours at Mountwest Community and Technical College to obtain a certificate degree.
St. Mary’s SORC & Mountwest Community & Technical College reserves the right to suspend or expel any student who misrepresents the truth on any admissions document.
Acceptance of Advanced Placement students will be dependent upon available resources.
Section: Academic Policies
Policy# SHB 6.5 – AAS RC
Department: CFE – AAS RC
Approved By: AAS RC Faculty
Date Last Review/Revised: 11/22
To be eligible for graduation, a student must successfully meet the student learning outcomes of all courses in the curriculum and fulfill all financial obligations to St. Mary’s and Mountwest Community & Technical College. Students must complete the required hours of volunteer community service prior to graduation
1. Students must complete all procedures related to graduation, which are specified by MCTC and announced to all students by the Director or designee. For example: all students must complete graduation application forms and pay graduation fees as specified by MCTC.
2. Students must achieve a “C” or higher in all required courses in the SORC program.
3. Students must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA at MCTC.
4. Students must complete all financial obligations of St. Mary’s and MCTC in order to be eligible to graduate from the program.
5. Students are responsible for ensuring that official transcripts of courses taken at all institutions are received by the MCTC registrar prior to graduation.
Mountwest Community & Technical College – Graduation Requirements
To be eligible to graduate from Mountwest, students must apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester, or term, in which they intend to complete graduation requirements, which include the following:
· Earn a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours, excluding developmental hours, for degree
· Earn a minimum of (30) credit hours, excluding developmental hours, for certificate programs
· Have a Mountwest GPA of 2.0 or higher
· Have earned a C or better in ENL 111 or equivalent
· Have a minimum of the last 15 college-level credit hours earned at Mountwest except for
degrees in Board of Governors, Technical Studies or Occupational Development, which only
requires 3 hours at MCTC and at least 12 hours at a regionally accredited institution
· Complete any program-specific additional requirements
You must apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester or term in which you intend to complete graduation requirements.
To apply for graduation, you must first go to the Mountwest cashier and pay the graduation fee. Next, bring a copy of the receipt to the Student Services One-Stop Registration Station and complete the graduation application.
Associate degree candidates for graduation who have achieved special distinction in academic work are recognized at the graduation commencement. Their honor status is printed on their diploma. Honor status is determined by this scale for the final cumulative grade point average:
• With High Honors – 3.70 and above
• With Honors – 3.30 to 3.69
*Honor calculations are not rounded.
Transfer students must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Mountwest. Of those, 32 credit hours must be applicable to an associate degree program, all of which were achieved at honors levels.
Section: Academic Policy
Title: Withdrawal Policy
Department: CFE – AAS RC
Approved By: SORC Faculty
Date Last Review/Revised: 11/22
All students leaving the program other than by graduation must complete a withdrawal process.
|Section: Academic Policy||Title: Probation, Suspension, and/or Dismissal from the Program||Policy #: AAS – SHB 6.15|
|Department: Center for Education SORC||Approved by: Faculty Organization||Date last reviewed/revised: 11/22|
All students in the Center for Education must follow the rules and policies of the appropriate school, conduct themselves professionally, and meet program requirements, or be placed on probation and/or dismissed from the program.
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