RESPIRATORY CARE ACCREDITATION
The Respiratory Care Technology Program at Coahoma Community College holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www. coarc.com). This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards through the completion and submission of an acceptable Self Study Report (SSR), and other documentation required by the CoArc Board. The conferral of Provisional
Accreditation denotes a new program that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Initial Accreditation. It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoArc accredited program.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Goal I: Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be a competent advanced level respiratory therapist.
OBJECTIVE A: Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (cognitive domain).
OBJECTIVE B: Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate the technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (psychomotor domain).
OBJECTIVE C: Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employer expectations as advanced-level respiratory therapists (affective domain).
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
RRT: Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology AAS degree program are eligible to apply for the Entry-Level Practitioner Examination and the Advanced Practitioner Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful candidates earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials. Successful completion of this program does not itself insure certification or registration. Each student is responsible for familiarizing himself/herself with the applicable requirements, including the examination schedules.
Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (L.R.C.P.): successful completion of professional work in the Respiratory Care Technology AAS degree program satisfies the academic requirements to apply for a license in the State of Mississippi.