Rhodes State wins award


LIMA — Rhodes State College has announced its respiratory care program is among a select group that will be recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award.

This award is presented as part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement. The CoARC views the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success and effectiveness 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 2017 Annual Report of Current Status. Faculty, students, and graduates 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, on-time graduation rate and overall employer and graduate satisfaction.

The certificate of recognition will be awarded during the CoARC reception, July 17, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.