Respiratory Care Entrance Requirements

The Respiratory Care Program is going through vast changes, please attend an info session for the most up–to–date entrance requirements and download the application for directions on how to apply.

After matriculation by Admissions, contact the Workforce Advisors at 206.934.4068 or email them at for an appointment/interview to evaluate test scores and for advising assistance to determine your eligibility to enter the program. Bring copies of your high school and any college transcripts, test results, and/or Transfer of Credit form with you to your interview.

Admissions Process

The admissions process includes completing prerequisite courses, applying to the program, completing an informational interview as well as completing additional program requirements. Successful candidates will be advised of all additional program requirements after acceptance.

It is recommended that students with minimal or no computer skills also take an introductory course in the use of microcomputers.

Students are accepted into the program each winter for enrollment in the spring. All prerequisite and preprogram courses need to be completed (with a 2.0 GPA or higher in each class), prior to the start of the program. Twenty five students will be selected to start the program each fall quarter.

Upon Acceptance

Once you have been accepted into the program, make another appointment with Advising to go over preprogram coursework and requirements.

In accordance with health facility affiliation agreements, students enrolled in clinical courses are required to complete a Request for Criminal History form. All information will be kept confidential. Students should be aware that certain convictions may prevent clinical placement and employment and that completion of this program does not guarantee certification, licensing, or employment.

Satisfactory physical and immunization records must be on file in the division office prior to the first day of clinical.

Anatomy and Physiology one and two (BIOL&241 and BIOL&242) must be completed within five years of the start of the program.

Applicants having previously earned credits in science/general education courses must apply for Credit by Direct Transfer in the Admissions Office, room BE1104. This is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants are also responsible for submitting all prerequisite and / or supporting class grades to the department office.

Program Admission Timeline

Winter Quarter (academic year prior to the start of the program)

  • Complete the program application prior to the deadline in mid–January
  • Applicants are notified by the end of Winter quarter
  • Complete an information interview with program personnel

Spring & Summer Quarter

  • Complete all program prerequisites
  • Complete preprogram course work
  • Complete additional program requirements as advised
    • Background check
    • Seven hour HIV / AIDS requirement
    • History, physical, and immunization requirements

Contact Information

Respiratory Care Program
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1200 12th Ave S, Ste. 202
Seattle, WA 98144
206.934.4347 206.934.4347

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