Respiratory Care Degree & Program
Application Deadline: May 1Important Info...
The Respiratory Care Program at Seminole State leads to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. The curriculum progresses from basic sciences and fundamental courses to advanced courses in critical care medicine and pediatrics. Clinical experiences are gained through area hospitals, extended-care facilities and home care.
Graduates will be prepared to become Registered Respiratory Therapists and to receive licensure by the state of Florida. The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) in conjunction with the Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions of the American Medical Association.
Students who complete the Associate degree in Respiratory Care are eligible to continue their education in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program at Seminole State. The bachelor degree offers several specializations, including Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Leadership, designed to prepare students for leadership and management opportunities.
Respiratory care is a limited-access program at Seminole State. Students meeting the admission requirements are admitted each fall semester. To enter Seminole State's Respiratory Care Program, students need to know:
- Complete a Seminole State online application. If you prefer, you can download a Printed Application for Admission or obtain one from the Seminole State admissions office. You may also request to have one sent to you by calling 407.708.2050.
- Complete a Respiratory Care Program application.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).
- Possess at least an intermediate algebra skill level.
- Have grades of "C" or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I (BSC 2093C) and English I (ENC 1101).
- Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- 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. Students are encouraged to review the clinical facility requirements prior to beginning their course work.
- Meet the program and profession technical standards.
Students are advised to attend an information session as part of the application process.
- New students: May 1
- Transition students who are certified respiratory therapists: May 1
The estimated cost to complete this A.S. degree program is $10,500*. This includes estimated cost for prerequisite and program courses, as well as expenses for books, labs and uniforms.
*Cost: Subject to change.
Additional information can be found in the Seminole State College catalog. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor or academic advisor for guidance in course selection, sequencing and scheduling. Financial assistance and scholarship opportunities are also available.
For more information, email the Career Program Advisor or call 407.404.6196.