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.
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:
- Physicians' offices
- Extended care facilities
- In-home care providers
- Emergency services
Pre–Physician Assistant Coursework
If you are interested in a career as a Physician Assistant (PA), the pre-Physician Assistant option of the Respiratory Care program 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.
The Seattle Central College Respiratory Care Track for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Allied Health program, CoARC Program #200344 in Seattle, Washington is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). View CoARC programmatic outcomes data.
My teachers showed me the kind of person I wanted to be when I went into the workforce.
Dixie Service, Respiratory Care alumna