Bachelor’s in Science in Respiratory Care

The bachelor’s degree program includes a focused area of study in Respiratory Care and a general education pattern designed to provide the knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives that will enable graduates to contribute meaningfully in their personal and professional communities applying greater levels of critical thinking and analytical skills. The curriculum provides advanced scope of practice education with emphasis in advanced cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, advanced respiratory case management, advanced respiratory neonatal/pediatrics, health education in respiratory care, research methodology, quantitative principles, respiratory care sleep medicine, and respiratory care leadership and management.

To qualify a student must have completed respiratory care lower division coursework from a CoARC accredited program. Graduation from Skyline College with a Bachelor’s in Science in Respiratory Care requires a minimum of 120 units. This includes 41.5 units of upper division coursework, 48.5 units of lower division major coursework, and 37 UC (IGETC) or 39 CSU and Title 5 general education units. The bachelor’s degree need not align with other UC or CSU local area graduation requirements.

A minimum of 50 percent of the upper division units required for the major, including 9 units of the upper division general education, must be completed at Skyline College for a bachelor’s degree.

See the Bachelor’s in Science in Respiratory Care degree for further requirements.