California College for Health Sciences (CCHS) is now

Same great history of healthcare education.
All new capabilities.

With more that 34 years of experience in quality healthcare education, California College for Health Sciences is now part of a university that represents your independent spirit. CCHS at Independence University is the first — and only — fully online university worldwide with accredited programs for respiratory therapy. This is why thousands of healthcare professionals all over the world choose Independence University to advance their careers.

What this means for you:

Independence University offers new services, programs and capabilities with the same excellence and fast-track educational advancement you've come to expect from a leader in distance education. You can start anytime and complete your degree as fast as you wish.

The Health Science Department of Independence University continues to meet the needs of busy professionals by offering new cutting-edge programs that are not offered at any other distance learning university. These new bachelor's degrees in Respiratory Care are available for Advanced Clinical Practice and Respiratory Care Management.




Medical Specialties - (AOS)     22 months
Respiratory Therapy - (AS)     26 months


Health Services Management - (BS)     38 months
Nursing - (BS)     24 months
Respiratory Care with a Respiratory Care Management concentration - (BS)     20 months
Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration - (BS)     20 months


Healthcare Administration - (MS)     15 months
Nursing Administration - (MS)     15 months
Nursing Education - (MS)     15 months
Public Health - (MPH)     16 months


Information Technology

Graphic Arts



Graphic Arts - (AAS)     20 months


Graphic Arts - (BS)     36 months
Graphic Arts with an Information Design emphasis - (BS)     36 months
Web Design and Development - (BS)     36 months

For more information about Independence University, visit our website.

“I was able to continue working full-time while completing coursework-without disrupting my job and family life.”

B. Nesbit, Graduate
AS in Respiratory Therapy
“The new Advanced Clinical Practice concentration areas emphasize the expanding role of the practitioner in disease management, research, evidence-based medicine, health coaching, case management, clinical consulting, patient education, emergency response and preparedness, critical care medicine, as well as team leadership.”

Robert Vega, DM, RRT
Program Director