The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has awarded Central Piedmont’s Respiratory Therapy program its Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award.
The award recognizes a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations and is presented as part of the CoARC’s continued effort to ensure the RRT credential remains a standard of professional achievement in the respiratory therapy field.
To be selected for the award, a program must meet the following criteria:
- Have three or more years of outcomes data
- Hold accreditation without a progress report
- Document RRT credentialing success of 90 percent or above
- Meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success and retention
“It is always an honor to be recognized for exceeding the metrics set forth by our accrediting body – CoARC,” said Jeff Ruiter, program chair for Central Piedmont’s respiratory therapy program. “Our program’s passion for the respiratory profession invigorates us to embody a professional and positive learning environment that enhances student learning. More importantly, it validates our faculty’s commitment to student success and ensuring students achieve their ultimate goal of becoming a respiratory practitioner.”