SMC Respiratory Care Program

How to Apply

Before You Apply

Application and Admissions Process

Future students can apply to the SMC Respiratory Car program during the open application period from April 1 to June 30. The student must submit documentation that all program pre-requisites courses have been completed or are in progress.

Contact the Respiratory Care program at 310-434-3446 for an application or for a counseling appointment. You may also download an application from the link below.

SMC RC Program Application

For purposes of application to the SMC RC Program, college transcripts covering all program pre-requisite coursework must be submitted with the application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Email application to 

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*Requirements for admission are subject to change.


For purposes of evaluating general education requirements for the Associate in Science degree, official transcripts must be mailed directly from all colleges to:

Santa Monica College
Admissions & Records Office
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Preparing for the Respiratory Care Major

Students seeking admission to the Respiratory Care major should consider the following information:

  • Prospective applicants should consider taking Introduction to Respiratory Care course to find out more about the program and the profession.

  • To find out more about the SMC RC Program, appointments with the RC Faculty advisor are available by calling for an appointment, Call 310-434-3463.

  • Applicants must have a negative criminal background check and pass a drug screening procedure to participate in any clinical classes.

  • Clinical experience will be arranged in a variety of excellent medical facilities throughout the greater LA area.

  • Before entering into clinical training, students are required to take a state-approved “Legal Obligations and Ethical Responsibilities of Respiratory Care Practitioners in CA” course.

  • The costs associated with the program over the two years are approximately $5,000-$6,000.

*Enrollment in the respiratory Care program is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability, ethnic group, religion or national origin.