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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
  • Completion of a minimum of the 39 required CSU-GE Transfer Pattern units (CSU-GE Certification)

NOTE: Students may have to complete additional coursework during the bachelor's program to meet the 39 unit requirement for CSU-GE Transfer Pattern

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 in respiratory care, students must complete lower and upper division course work, including 58.5 units of General Education coursework in alignment with the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) Breadth requirements and 61.5 semester units of respiratory care courses resulting in an associate degree 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 before enrolling in the Capstone course (RSCR 430).  Program participants are encouraged to take a statistics course before beginning 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 Degree 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
Additional elective courses my be necessary to meet eligibility requirement for completion of the 39 CSU transferrable units.
NOTE: Coursework completed at another educational institution will need to be evaluated for equivalency.

Upper Division

Respiratory Care Major Coursework  
RSCR 405: Healthcare Leadership and Operations Management I  
RSCR 406: Healthcare Leadership and Operations Management II  
RSCR 410:Critical Review of Healthcare Research  
RSCR 415: Disease Management and Healthcare Promotion  
RSCR 416: Education and Teaching Strategies  
RSCR 420: Advanced Pharmacology and Critical Care  
RSCR 421: Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care  
RSCR 425: Pulmonary Diagnostics, Rehabilitation and Sleep  
RSCR 430: Capstone Research  
General Education  
PSYCH 400: Stress, Illness, and Death  
SOCIO 400: Medical Sociology: Health and Diversity  
PHILO 400: Medical and Bioethics  
COMM 400: Organizational Behavior  
Additional Electives: If needed to meet the 120 unit graduation requirement  
Note: Additional coursework will be required to meet baccalaureate criteria.  

Respiratory Care Baccalaureate Degree Program

Contact Us

Baccalaureate Program:                     

Phone: (209) 575-6343
Email: Respiratory Care

Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm
  • Friday: 7am-4:30pm

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.