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Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care

NOTE:  The application period has been extended. It will remain open until the cohort has been filled.

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Modesto Junior College (MJC) is one of fifteen California Community Colleges that is offering a bachelor's degree program in the California Community College System. Beginning in fall 2017, MJC started offering a Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care. We will be taking applications for fall 2019 cohort and the application period will be opened February 1 - 28, 2019 or until filled. A new cohort will begin every Fall through 2021.

The goal of the respiratory care bachelor's program is to increase the preparation and technical expertise of respiratory care practitioners.  Program graduates will be prepared to serve in leadership roles, education roles, and case management roles related to patient care in the field of respiratory care. Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical respiratory care; management skills in respiratory care settings; advanced clinical practice, teaching, and research skills to serve as members of multidisciplinary teams in patient education and disease management of acute and chronic illnesses and to contribute to the diverse field of respiratory care.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Respiratory Care Practitioners is expected to grow by 19% by 2022, due in part to the growth in the middle-aged and elderly population that often leads to increased respiratory conditions. According to the California Society of Respiratory Care, the industry is moving toward bachelor degree holding Respiratory Care Practitioners.

Program Overview

The MJC Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care will be delivered in an accelerated format. The required program courses (40 units),  will be offered in an 8-week hybrid format with a combination of online and face-to-face classwork. Students will attend classes at MJC Wednesday 12-7pm for the face-to-face portion of the course. Please see the Program Goals and Learning Outcomes and the Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care Plan for more information.

Program participants are required to complete the 39 required California State University General Education (CSU-GE) units.  If lower division coursework is necessary, advisement from the program counselor is available for developing an education plan.

Program Costs

Upper division courses for the bachelor's degree cost $130 per unit.  An additional $234 per unit will be assessed for non-California residents. The total estimated cost is approximately $7000 for the 15-month hybrid program. For a detailed break down of program costs click here.

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Contact Us

Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care:                     

Phone: (209) 575-6914
Email: Respiratory Care

Location: MAP

West Campus 
Glacier Hall

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Thursday:
        8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday:
        8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Summer Hours
  • Monday - Thursday:
        7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday:
        Closed Fridays
Bonnie Hunt, Ed.D., MPA, RRT

Respiratory Care Program Director

Marcos Garcia
Respiratory Care Counselor

For information on the MJC Respiratory Care Associate of Science Degree, see the MJC catalog or the Respiratory Care Associate Program Website.