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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.  A new cohort begins the online program each fall.  Applications are accepted October 1 through February 28 or until filled.

The goal of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Respiratory Care is: To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, or advanced clinical practice both to meet their current professional goals and to prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.

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 experience the deleterious impact of cardiopulmonary diseases.  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 is delivered in an accelerated format. The required program courses (40 units), is offered in an 8-week online format. Please see the Program Goal and Learning Outcomes and the Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care Plan for more information.

Program applicants 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’s educational counselor is available for developing an educational 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 online program. For a detailed breakdown 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
GH165

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 Associate’s Degree Program in Respiratory Care, see the MJC catalog or the Associate’s Degree Program in Respiratory Care Website.

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