COARC LogoSkyline College Respiratory Care Program is among a select group of programs that will be recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award at AARC’s Summer Forum on July 13, 2015. This is the highest award received by Respiratory Care Programs from the CoARC. This award is presented as part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT 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.

In selecting programs for this recognition, the CoARC Board used objective criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2014 Annual Report of Current Status (RCS). These programs were 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.

Congratulations and thank you go to Skyline College RT alumni, students, support staff, faculty members, DCE (Brian Daniel), Dean (Ray Hernandez) and College administration for this achievement.

Article by Dr. Ijaz Ahmed