Bachelor’s Degrees Programs at Valley

Los Angeles Valley College is one of only a handful of California Community Colleges authorized to offer Bachelor’s degrees in select areas. Students who earn their Bachelor’s Degree at LAVC can look forward to less debt, if any, at graduation. Our cost of tuition is more affordable than even public universities and can be less than half the cost of private universities. And, classes are smaller and taught by supportive, experienced instructors.

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Bachelor's of Science in Respiratory Therapy

LAVC's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program allows current students and recent graduates a pathway to complete a four-year degree without having to transfer and offers a way for licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) to return for degree completion. The program provides needed skills to enhance RCP performance and professional advancement in today's healthcare environment.

Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Program


In 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 (Block, 2014) authorizing the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to establish the statewide baccalaureate degree pilot program at 15 California community colleges.

In 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 927 (Medina) authorizing the Board of Governors to expand and extend the operation of the statewide baccalaureate degree pilot program indefinitely. Starting in 2024, Los Angeles Valley College will offer its first bachelor's program in Respiratory Therapy. About the California Community Colleges’ Baccalaureate Degree Programs.