The new start to finish Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care (starting fall of 2019) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).
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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care (completer degree) received Candidate-Level accreditation from the Northwest Commission Colleges and Universities. The completer degree is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC). This is an optional accreditation for completer programs and Highline College does not have this accreditation.
There’s a growing need for respiratory therapists who provide critical outpatient support. Between 2018 and 2028, respiratory therapy jobs will grow 27.1% from 1,199 jobs to 1,524 jobs in King and Pierce County according to estimates by *Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI).
Highline is the first to offer a four-year degree in respiratory care in Washington state. Highline’s Respiratory Care program has run continuously since it admitted its first class in 1967. The program has received Candidate-Level accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With this new BAS degree opportunity, we at Highline expect BAS program graduates to be prepared to assume leadership positions in the Respiratory Care profession.
Highline welcomes all those with no previous respiratory care experience to apply to the 4-year bachelor's degree program. Working professionals how have earned an associate degree in respiratory care from a regionally accredited respiratory care program may apply to the 2-year bachelor's degree (completer degree) program.
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If you are interested in the 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree, start by attending an information session offered every-other week throughout winter and spring quarters, 2019. Applications will be available soon for the fall 2019 start.
You qualify to apply for Highline’s 2-year bachelor's degree (completer degree) program if you have an associates degree in respiratory care from a regionally accredited college, and RRT designation from the National Board for Respiratory Care. Applications are currently not available for the 2 year completer program but will be available later in the year.
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Note: Curriculum for these two new degree programs will be posted in the 2019-2020 catalog which will be available in August.
To develop the respiratory care practitioner’s professional leadership and patient care skill sets in preparation for the health care needs of a global society through the use of a learning environment that explores scientific research, effective communication and problem solving.