Our Respiratory Care Program

Respiratory Care, B.S.

An Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy and an unrestricted license are required.

Available in: Online Undergraduate
Catalog/Requirements: Respiratory Care, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care is designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists who have completed an associate degree in Respiratory Care and hold an unrestricted license to practice respiratory care.

Our degree is designed to focus your knowledge and equip you with the tools you'll need to advance your career in the field of healthcare. The skills we'll teach you will be instrumental in your successful migration into management and leadership roles.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online classes can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • FREE e-Textbook
  • Designed to accommodate full-time working professionals
  • Prepare students to adapt and succeed in a rapidly growing field

Online Undergraduate Schedule

Career Opportunities

A degree in Respiratory Care can focus on any of the following specialties and prepare you for a career in that area:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Home healthcare services
  • Respiratory Therapy care facilities
  • Correctional facilities or schools
  • Service in the military

The Columbia College Difference

Our unique program is made for working professional who require flexibility while completing their bachelor's degree. All Respiratory Care classes are online and can be accessed anywhere and anytime.


Karen Turner, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Public Health
B.S., Erskine College; M.Ed., Auburn University; Ed.D., The University of West Florida

Kirt E. Moody, Pavsinger Endowed Chair for Science and Technology; Professor of Biology and Environmental Science.
B.A.S., M.A., University of Maine; Ph.D., College of William and Mary

Marlee Marsh, Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. Converse College; Ph.D., Clemson University

Jessica Allen, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Vida Mingo, Lecturer of Biology
B.S., Johnson C. Smith University; M.S., Long Island University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Your Enrollment Option


  • Get your degree in less than two years
  • Apply anytime, courses start every five weeks
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