Skyline College currently offers a well-established Associate’s degree program in Respiratory Care which provides entry into practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program allows current students and recent graduates a pathway to complete a four year degree without having to transfer and licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) to return for degree completion. The program provides needed skills to enhance RCPs performance and professional advancement in today's healthcare environment.
This bachelor’s degree offers students a greater ability to advance to management and leadership roles within the profession, to become advanced caregivers, to conduct health related research, and to become educators in the field. Increasingly, Respiratory Care Practitioners are taking on responsibilities, formerly conducted by physicians, requiring a greater level of critical thinking and analytical skills.
A minimum of 26.5 units of upper division major course work builds upon the lower division major course work. The degree also includes a minimum of 15 units of upper division general education courses in alignment with California State University guidelines.
Students will complete coursework through a capstone project developed in collaboration with faculty and community members and are aligned with student area of interest.
Students can apply through the Respiratory Care Online Application.