Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health

Respiratory Care

What You'll Learn Get Started

Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health

Respiratory Care

What You'll Learn Get Started

About the Program

The Respiratory Care Track in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health program combines classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience, preparing students to become members of dedicated healthcare teams that treat patients with cardiopulmonary (heart & lung) disorders.

Respiratory Care instructor and students working together

Career Opportunities

Due in part to a growing middle-aged and elderly population, the demand for respiratory therapists is expected to increase by 12% by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning a bachelor's degree will help you be more competitive for jobs as a Respiratory Therapist and qualify you to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Extended care facilities
  • In-home care providers
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emergency services

Pre–Physician Assistant Coursework

MEDEX NorthwestIf you are interested in a career as a Physician Assistant (PA), our Respiratory Care and Community Health and Education applied bachelor’s degree tracks can help you meet the academic admissions requirements for the Physician Assistant master's degree at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine's MEDEX Northwest program.

 

Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021–4244
Telephone: 817.283.2835.
CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data
Gold quote Respiratory Care

My teachers showed me the kind of person I wanted to be when I went into the workforce.

Dixie Service, Respiratory Care alumna

Dixie Service, Respiratory Care alumna

Contact

Health Education Center
Seattle Central College
Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill
1200 12th Ave. S
206.934.4347
AlliedHealth.Central@seattlecolleges.edu