Respiratory Therapy Program Recognized as Credential Success by CoARC

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has selected the Respiratory Therapy program at Stanly Community College (SCC) to receive a stately award, the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. RRT is the acronym for Registered Respiratory Therapist. “This is the first time to my knowledge our program has been recognized for this success,” noted Judy Adrian, Respiratory Therapy Program Director. “We are extremely pleased and very excited to have been chosen by CoARC for this recognition.”

In selecting programs for this award, the CoARC Board uses criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2014 Annual Report of Current Status (RCS). These programs are required to: (1) have three or more years of outcomes data; (2) hold accreditation without a progress report; (3) document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above; and (4) meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, attrition and positive (job) placement.

SCC’s Respiratory Therapy program is scheduled to receive the award during the CoARC reception this coming July in Phoenix, AZ, the site of the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum.

For more information about SCC’s Respiratory Therapy Program, please contact Ms. Adrian at (704) 991-0268.