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.
Respiratory care is a limited-access program at Seminole State. Students meeting the admission requirements are admitted each fall semester.
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.
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 opportunitites.
*Cost: Subject to change.