Respiratory Care Program Honored for Pass Rate and Job Placement Success
Gwinnett Technical College’s Respiratory Care program is considered one of the top programs of its kind in the country – not surprising when the program’s graduates boast an eight-year streak of 100 percent pass rates on the field’s national credentialing exam, a rare accomplishment.
Earlier this month, the college’s Respiratory Care program was honored by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. The award honors colleges that have three or more years of outcomes data; hold accreditation without a progress report; document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above, and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, retention, and on-time graduation rate.
Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president, states “earning this recognition showcases Gwinnett Tech’s dedication and commitment to our students and community partners. Our respiratory care program continues to meet workforce demands and graduate students with a 100 percent placement rate.”
Respiratory care therapists have a critical role in caring for patients suffering from heart and lung illnesses. Gwinnett Tech’s respiratory care program trains its students using the latest medical technology and equipment, so they are well prepared for employment in the field. Respiratory therapists’ patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. These professionals also provide emergency care for high-risk patients in their most intense moments like those suffering from a heart attack, drowning or shock.
Gwinnett Tech’s associate degree in respiratory care can be completed in two years. For more information on Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program, please visit: https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/respiratorycare/