Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Respiratory Care is a limited-access program at Seminole State.  Students meeting the following admission requirements are admitted each fall semester.  


To enter Seminole State's Respiratory Care Program, students must:

Complete a Seminole State Admissions Application

First, students need to complete a Seminole State admissions application.   Students must be admitted to Seminole State College in order to apply to the limited-access Respiratory Care program.

Submit Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities the student has attended. All transcripts must be in the student's record prior to submitting a Respiratory Care program application.

Attend Info Session

Students must attend a Respiratory Care Information Session.  View the session schedule on the Respiratory Care Info Session web page.

Complete General Education Courses for the Program

For your academic success, and to become a more competitive candidate, we strongly recommend that you complete as many general education courses as possible before applying to the A.S. Respiratory Care Program.

In order to apply, student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.  A grade of "C" or better must be attained in all general education courses.

Course Prefix
and Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
BSC 2010C
General Biology I
(CR: MAT 1033, MAT 1100 or higher mathematics course, and eligibility to enroll in ENC 1101)
BSC 2093C
Anatomy & Physiology I
(PR: BSC 2010C with a grade of "C" or higher)
BSC 2094C
Anatomy & Physiology II
(PR: BSC 2010C and BSC 2093C with a grade of "C" or higher)
MAC 1105
College Algebra
ENC 1101 or ENC 1102
English I or English II
POS 2041 or AMH 2020
U.S. Federal Government or U.S. History 1865 to present
Humanities General Education *core course (choose 1 of 6)

PR/CR means Prerequisites or Corequisites.
Core Humanities Courses:

Effective Fall 2022, the Florida Department of Education mandated all Florida universities/colleges that offer Associate of Science degrees to meet state CORE requirements. Students are encouraged to consult with a healthcare programs advisor to determine if these changes will apply to them.

Background Check

All students enrolled in a healthcare professional program with a clinical or practicum component will be required to complete a full background check with drug/alcohol screening.

Contact Seminole State's Healthcare Programs  with any questions and for more information.


Healthcare Programs
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs FL, 32714
407.404.6196 | 407.404.6207 fax
Office: ALT-303