Explore a rewarding career advancing community care with clinical care.
The Respiratory Therapy Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you for success in the profession of respiratory therapy. With access to state-of-the-art equipment, simulation techniques and clinical placements, you gain the hands-on skills necessary for employment.
Learn to practice competently, safely and effectively in diverse practice settings. By the end of the program, you demonstrate the ability to work as a team member in support of clients` respiratory care.
You participate in clinical lab simulations and apply theory to clinical practice. You also complete more than 1,200 hours in clinical placements, which may require relocation for a portion or for the full placement to another clinical setting across Ontario. These experiences take place in various settings: general wards, emergency departments, neonatal intensive care units, and operating units. Graduates are eligible to take the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies credential exam, which is required to work in Canada and to use the title of Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Graduates typically find employment:
as staff therapists in hospitals
in adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units
in emergency departments and cardiopulmonary diagnostic units
in the private sector in community care, medical sales, dental offices or research
Graduates may choose to pursue post-graduate studies in areas such as polysomnography, anesthesia assistant or cardiopulmonary perfusion.
This program is well-suited for students who:
Are able to work effectively in stressful situations.
Have strong observational and analytical skills.
Possess an applied technical aptitude.
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills while interacting with patients, their families and other members of the healthcare team.