Mar 06, 2021
The program is developed to provide a pathway for Respiratory Therapists with an associate level degree to complete a bachelor level degree advancement program.
A student earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care will be able to:
- Develop patient education curriculum using education concepts, learning theories and teaching philosophies.
- Apprise treatment plans using advanced adult, pediatric, and neonatal Respiratory Care concepts.
- Interpret and apply fundamental scientific research information within the health care field.
- Practice team collaboration, leadership, and management skills in a variety of health care settings.
- Critique advanced practitioner competencies in the delivery of care in specialty cardiopulmonary areas.
- 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.
To qualify for admission to Highline’s BAS Respiratory Care Program, eligible applicants must have:
- Completed a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program (or its equivalent), in Respiratory Care;
- Current RRT credential;
- Official transcripts from an accredited college or university;
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science program, prospective students must submit the following:
- Completed Highline bachelor “Application for Program Admission” forms, specifically: BAS- Reparatory Care (degree advancement) application;
- Nonrefundable application fee;
- Copy of transcript from a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program;
- Proof of current RRT credential.
For the most current curriculum information and advising, contact the program faculty.
- All courses must be successfully completed at a CoARC accredited program and from a regionally accredited institution.
- Any course taken in the BAS major core must be a 2.0 GPA or higher.
- This degree advancement program is not accredited by CoARC.
General Education Requirements: 60 credits
Quantitative Skill Requirements
Social Science Requirements
*Choose ten (10) credit hours of lower level Social Science courses from Psychology and/or Sociology.
*Choose ten (10) credit hours of lower level Natural Science courses; minimum of one laboratory course.
Additional Program Requirements
Choose ten (10) hours of the following:
- English - Any 100 level or higher
- Humanities - Any 100 level or higher
- Mathematics - Any 100 level or higher
- Natural Science - Any 100 level or higher
- Social Science - Any 100 level or higher
Plus five (5) credits of the following:
Additional Program Specific Requirements: 40 credits
*Choose forty (40) credit hours of Respiratory Care courses with advisor permission:
AAS Core/Related Credits: 80 credits
Includes Respiratory Care credit towards the AAS degree in Respiratory Care.
Total Program Credits: 180 credits