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Modesto Junior College

Eligibility & Requirements

Program eligibility requirements include:

  • Possession of an associate degree
  • Graduate of a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care Program
  • Possession of a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential
  • Possession of a valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license
  • Minimum of the 39 required CSU-GE Transfer Pattern units (CSU-GE Certification)

Please complete the CSU-GE Certification Worksheet and upload it with your application.  This form will help you determine if you meet the 39 CSU-GE transferrable unit requirement for the program.  If you are transferring from another college, please check your college's CSU-GE transfer pattern.  If you are selected through the lottery for entrance into the respiratory care bachelor degree program, you will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Official transcripts
  • Official CSU-GE certification

Degree Requirements: To receive a bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care, students are required to complete a minimum of 120 units including 39 lower division CSU-Ge transfer courses and 40 units of upper division coursework in respiratory care.

Access the MJC CSU-GE Transfer Pattern to clarify CSU transfer requirements.

A statistics course (Math 134 or SOCIO 105 or equivalent) is required for acceptance into the program.

Unit requirements for this program are outlined below:

Lower Division

Associate Degree in Respiratory Care 43.5 units
Completion of lower division coursework that leads to a Co-ARC accredited Associate’s Degree Program in Respiratory Care
General Education (CSU-GE) 39 units
AREA A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking 9 units
AREA B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 9 units
AREA C: Arts and Humanities 9 units
AREA D: Social Sciences 9 units
AREA E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development 3 units
NOTE: General education coursework completed at another institution may need CSU-GE certification from that institution.

Upper Division

Respiratory Care Major Coursework 40 units
RSCR 405: Healthcare Leadership and Operations Management I 3
RSCR 406: Healthcare Leadership and Operations Management II 3
RSCR 410:Critical Review of Healthcare Research 3
RSCR 415: Disease Management and Healthcare Promotion 4
RSCR 416: Education and Teaching Strategies for Health Care Professionals 3
RSCR 420: Advanced Pharmacology and Critical Care 3
RSCR 421: Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care 3
RSCR 425: Pulmonary Diagnostics, Rehabilitation and Sleep 3
RSCR 430: Capstone Research 3
General Education  
PSYCH 400: Psychology of Stress, Illness, and Death 3
SOCIO 400: Medical Sociology: Health and Diversity 3
PHILO 400: Medical and Bioethics 3
COMM 400: Organizational Behavior 3
Total Degree Units 122.5
Additional Electives: If needed to meet the 120 unit graduation requirement  

Bachelor's Degree Program in Respiratory Care

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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