Respiratory Care Program Garners Distinguished RRT Success Award

For the third year in a row, the Respiratory Care Technology program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) was recognized as one of six programs in the state of Georgia to receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

This recognition is considered a part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement and is viewed as a measure of a program’s success in inspiring graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations.

“This is a great honor for any college, and we’ve received it three years in a row now,” said Tammy Bayto, Dean of OFTC’s Allied Health Programs. “We think we have great results and excellent instructors, but when someone outside your college agrees that you’re doing a great job based on these type of facts, there is no disputing the success.”

“This award was based on the respiratory program’s three-year threshold of outcome data and covered areas like CRT credentialing success, retention, on-time graduation rate, overall employer satisfaction and graduate satisfaction,” shared Natalie Smith, OFTC’s Respiratory Care Program Director and instructor. “OFTC is one of six out of 15 programs in the state to receive this honor, and we are extremely honored to represent this industry well within our state.”

Other colleges within the state receiving the CoARC RRT Credentialing Success Award garnering a RRT success rate of 90% or above were Gwinnett Technical College, Dalton State College, Augusta University, Georgia State University and Armstrong State University.

To learn more about OFTC’s Respiratory Technology program, visit the Respiratory Care Technology page on the OFTC.edu website.

OFTC Respiratory Care Technology Instructor, Kelley Braxton, working with students on skills in the respiratory lab.

OFTC Respiratory Care Technology Instructor, Kelley Braxton, working with students on skills in the respiratory lab.