Respiratory Care Degree & Program

Application Deadline: May 1

Important Info...

A.S. Degree

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.

Admission Requirements

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:

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.

Respiratory Care Info Sessions

Interested in Seminole State's Respiratory Care degree?
Attend an Information Session to learn more about our program.

Additional Information

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.


Seminole State College
Healthcare Programs
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs FL, 32714

Fax: 407.404.6207
Office: ALT-303
Campus: Altamonte Springs