Before You Apply
Thank you for interest in the SMC Respiratory Care Program!
Santa Monica College’s Respiratory Care Program is a two-year, Associate of Sciences Degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
The SMC RC Program accepts an annual cohort of 30 students per calendar year. The program starts in the fall semester. Applications for admission consideration are accepted from April 1st to June 30th.
The SMC RC Program is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability*, ethnic group, religion or national origin.
Please note admission prerequisite can be in progress but must be completed with a "C" grade or higher by the admission date.
Students are encouraged to meet with a Health Sciences counselor to evaluate courses completed outside of SMC.
|Prerequisite Course – 21 units||Santa Monica College Classes|
|Human Anatomy||ANATOMY 1: General Human Anatomy, 4 units* with lab|
|Human Physiology||PHYS 3: Human Physiology, 4 units* with lab|
CHEM 19: Fundamentals of General Chemistry, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 5 units* with lab (preferred)
OrCHEM 10: Introductory General Chemistry, 5 units* with lab
|Microbiology||MCRBIO 1: Fundamentals of Microbiology, 5 units* with lab|
|Medical Terminology||Health 61: Medical Terminology, 3 units*|
* please note, there is no recency requirements for any of the requirements for admission.