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Respiratory Therapy

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.nait.ca

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta's prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

Satellite Campuses or Offices

Calgary

Contact

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Academic Requirements

70% in each of:
  • English 30-1
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Biology 30

For more information see nait.ca.

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9 Required for Non Native English Speakers. View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency

Non-Academic Requirements

  • Multiple Mini Interview
  • CPR (Basic Life Support - BLS) - Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification for entry into the program, and remain current throughout clinical training. The BLS certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this requirement is CPRS100.
  • Police Information Check - Students are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Security Clearance or Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search. Please do not proceed with the Police Information Check until an offer of acceptance and follow-up instructions have been issued by the program. The Police Information Check is only considered valid when reviewed by a NAIT official within 90 days of completion.
  • Immunization Requirements - Students are required to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, as determined by Alberta Health. After acceptance into the program, students will be given further information on immunization requirements. Failure to meet the Police Information Check, immunization and tuberculosis testing requirements may result in denial of access to clinical training.

Student Selection Process and Criteria

Phase 1 - Academic entrance requirements are reviewed by the Registrar's Office and applicants are shortlisted for interviews. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 81.25%.
  • Phase 2 - Shortlisted applicants are interviewed and ranked. Final selection is based on the interview and academic scores; academics presented in Phase 1 must be maintained. The format for Phase 2 will be the multiple mini-interview (MMI) style. These interviews may be done online. Candidates who are successful moving to Phase 2 will be given adequate notice of the interview requirements and instructions.
  • English Language Requirements - Respiratory Therapy Applicants Please Note: The College and Association of Respiratory Therapy of Alberta (CARTA) is the licensing body for Respiratory Therapists practicing in Alberta. CARTA requires applicants whose first language is not English to complete the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) enhanced language training proficiency assessment and achieve a minimum level of 9 in all categories (speaking, listening, reading and writing) before being licensed in Alberta. Therefore, it is a program requirement that all students achieve a CLB of 9 prior to applying to the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their language proficiency meets CARTA's requirement.

Advanced Credit
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 years ago
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course or program

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,334.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,400.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $982.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 08, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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