Get Started in Respiratory Care

Whether you're an interested student or a healthcare professional looking to take that next step, it's never been easier to complete your career training in Respiratory Care. Here's how to get started with Seattle Central College:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit results for approval.
  • Complete the Prerequisite Courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Classes include:
    • BIOL& 160 General Biology
    • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (must be within the past 5 years)
    • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (must be within the past 5 years)
    • BIOL& 260 Microbiology
    • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry
    • CHEM& 122/131 Organic Chemistry
    • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics
    • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
    • ENGL& 102 Composition II
    • PSYC& 100 General Psychology OR PSYC &200 Lifespan Psychology
    • HUM 105 Intercultural Communication
    • Additional 5 credit Visual, Literacy and Performing Arts (VLPA) class
Please note that BIOL& 241 and BIOL& 242 must be taken within 5 years of applying to the program. There are no time limits on the other prerequisite classes.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend a Respiratory Care Information Session or contact the department for more information (optional).
  2. Complete the 5-Step Enrollment Process for Seattle Central College, which includes placement testing and transcript evaluations to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.
  3. Meet with an Advisor to create an education plan.
  4. The 2018 application will be available soon. Please review this application information sheet to learn what you can expect.