June 14, 2021 – Santa Fe College’s Respiratory Care program was recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. The award is presented to programs based on specific criteria including having three or more years of outcomes data; holding accreditation without a progress report; meeting or exceeding established CoARC thresholds for high cut scores and retention and documenting RRT credentialing success of 90% or above.
CoARC, the accrediting body for the college’s Respiratory Care A.S. degree program, congratulated the faculty, students and graduates of SF’s Respiratory Care program for meeting the criteria.
“For as many years as I can remember, faculty members like Leah Carlson and Brittany Williams have produced top notch graduates who excel on the credentialing exams to become Registered Respiratory Therapists,” SF’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, Dr. Jodi Long said. “This nationally-recognized credential is the “standard of excellence” in the field, and I am proud of all our faculty who continue to facilitate student achievement in the Respiratory Care program.”
The honor is not the first time SF’s Respiratory Care program has been recognized by CoARC. Records from CoARC show the program having received the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award each year since 2013.