Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care

Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory care at El Camino College! 

Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care

Designed to expand on El Camino’s existing two-year accredited associate degree program, the accelerated 40-unit, 18-month bachelor’s degree program is offered in an eight-week, online format across three semesters. Students will further their education in respiratory care while training in areas such as:

  • Personnel management
  • Policy design
  • Case management of patients in a clinical setting

The program is designed to expand preparation and technical expertise of respiratory care practitioners. Program graduates will be trained to serve in leadership and clinical practitioner roles.

How to Apply

Applications for the Respiratory Care bachelor's degree program are accepted each spring for the fall cohort.

Instructions

Applicants must complete all of the following steps:

  • Apply to El Camino College
  • Complete the Online Application (Requires a MyECC student account)
  • All applicants must have completed or be expected to complete a COARC accredited Respiratory Care program and 30 of the 39 units CSU-GE transferable units or IGETC with lower division electives by the end of the Spring semester prior to the Fall semster start of the program. Note: General Education and lower division elective credit will only be accepted from regionally accredited colleges or universities. 

Application filing period

January 22nd to June 7th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Program Overview

 

List of Courses
Requirement Course Name Units Term
    Complete IGETC/CSU GE Courses   Summer
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 371 Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine 3 Fall
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
General Ed
PHIL 374 Philosophy - Medical Ethics 3 Fall
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 373 Respiratory Care Management and Supervisory Skills 3 Fall
(2nd 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 375 Evidence Base Medicine in Respiratory Care 3 Fall
(2nd 8 weeks)
Upper Division
General Ed
SOCI 380 Sociology - Medical Sociology 3 Winter
(5 weeks)
Upper Division
General Ed
BSRC 377 Basic Respiratory Care Management using Evidence-Based Medicine 3 Spring
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
PSYC 378 Psychology - Psychology of Stress, Illness, and Trauma 3 Spring
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 379 Basic Care Management of Budget Development and Personnel Issues 4 Spring
(2nd 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 481 Case Management of Respiratory Care in Emergency Medicine 4 Spring
(2nd 8 weeks)
    Complete IGETC/CSU GE Courses   Summer
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 483 Case Management in Respiratory Care in Chronic Pulmonary Diseases 4 Fall
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 485 Case Management in Respiratory Care in Sleep Apnea and PFT Issues 4 Fall
(1st 8 weeks)
Upper Division
Major
BSRC 487 Case Management Issues in Respiratory Care Management 4 Fall
(2nd 8 weeks)
    Complete IGETC/CSU GE Courses   Fall

 

Fall – 12 Units

Winter - 3 Units

Spring – 14 Units

Fall – 12 Units

Total – 41 Units

 

$130 per unit

  • $46/unit for all CC courses + $84/unit for baccalaureate courses

Note: The $84/unit stays at the college to support the baccalaureate program.

 

To receive a Baccalaureate of Science in Respiratory Care, students are required to:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 units with a minimum grade of "C" in all courses which include:
  2. 39 units of CSU-GE transferable units or IGETC with lower division electives- 30 units must be completed prior to admission to the program.
  3. 40 units are credited from A.S. Respiratory Care degree courses
  4. 32 units of upper division respiratory care courses
  5. 9 units of upper division non-respiratory upper division course work 

Total: 120 units

 

 

Questions? Contact Us

Russell Serr

Dean, Health Sciences & Athletics

rserr@elcamino.edu

310-660-3593 ext. 3550

Roy Mekaru

Respiratory Care Director

rmekaru@elcamino.edu

310-660-3593 ext. 3248