Apr 13, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care (Entry to Profession)


http://respiratory.highline.edu

Learning Outcomes


Curriculum includes professional courses and clinical experiences to support professional development and prepares students to become respiratory care practitioners with advanced-level skills. 

A student earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care will be able to:

  • Perform tasks and skills necessary for fulfilling the role of an entry level respiratory care practitioner with advanced knowledge in adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric care and disease management.
  • Demonstrate ethical respiratory care practices for decision making in the delivery of patient care.
  • Provide care that is culturally responsive by considering and respecting multiple dimensions of human diversity.
  • Practice team collaboration, leadership, and management skills in healthcare settings.

Program Eligibility


To qualify for admission to the BAS Respiratory Care program, eligible applicants must have:

  • Completed or be in process of completing AAS-T (pre) Respiratory Care at Highline College
  • Completed 45 credits of required BAS Respiratory Care prerequisites ;
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • GPA 2.5 or better in all courses

Application Process


To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Respiratory Care, prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed Highline bachelor “Application for Program Admissions” forms
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Copy of transcripts from regionally accredited college or university

Important Notes


  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Once accepted into the program students must achieve a minimum 2.5 grade in each Professional-Technical Core course and Support course.
  • This program is offered only on a full-time basis with a new cohort starting each fall quarter.
  • Mid-way through the program students will complete an AAS-T (pre) Respiratory Care degree upon successful completion of 50 credits support courses and 40 credits of Respiratory Care core courses.
  • This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.Located at http://www.coarc.com

Other important information including program updates and program requirements can be found on the Respiratory Care website: http://respiratory.highline.edu

Requirements


Please contact Faculty Advisory or Program Manager for most updated information.  Students must have a total of 60 general education courses to be awarded the BAS degree. 

  • Higher level courses will be considered to meet requirements of prerequisites
  • Students can apply when 30 credits of prerequisites are completed. If selected for acceptance all 45 credits of prerequisites must be completed before program start

 

* may be taken within the program or prior to entering the program

** may be taken within the BAS program

Program Specific Requirements (120 credits)


Total Program Credits: 180