SCC’s Respiratory Therapy receives CoARC recognition

Published 8:04 am Monday, June 17, 2019


The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently selected the Respiratory Therapy Program at Stanly Community College to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award.

The award is presented as part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the registered respiratory therapist credential as a standard of professional achievement.

From a program effectiveness perspective, the CoARC views the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations.

“We are extremely proud of our faculty, staff, and students in our Respiratory Therapy program,” said Dr. John Enamait, president, Stanly Community College. “The hard work and dedication these individuals place in their instruction and coursework should be commended and we are very honored to have all of them on our team.”

In selecting programs for this recognition, the CoARC Board used criteria based on key accreditation metrics.

These programs were required to: have three or more years of outcomes data; hold accreditation without a progress report; document RRT credentialing success of 90 percent or above; and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, retention, and on-time graduation rate.

SCC’s Respiratory Therapy program will receive the award during the CoARC reception July 20 at the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

— Stanly Community College