Last Class of SWGTC Respiratory Care Students Pinned

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Last Class of SWGTC - Respiratory Care Pinning - August 2015

In photo (left to right): Front Row: Brittany Washington, Margaret Huckeba, Haily Culpepper, Jessica Henry Second Row: Kyle Long, Aubrey Taylor, Kristine McLendon, Tanner Brooks

Eight students were recognized during the August 6th Respiratory Care pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). These students completed two semesters of prerequisite coursework as well as four semesters of rigorous occupational coursework including a series of clinical rotations at local hospitals. Students who are graduating at the end of the Summer 2015 Semester from the former Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical College will officially be graduates of those institutions. After the summer semester all students will be graduates of SRTC.

“The program faculty is very proud of the class of 2015. As a result of the merger with Moultrie Technical College to form the new Southern Regional Technical College, these students represent the last graduating class of Southwest Georgia Technical College's Respiratory Care program. While this is a ‘bittersweet’ occasion for these graduates, the merged college will facilitate exciting opportunities for future expansion of the respiratory care program, to meet the growing demand for respiratory therapists that exists at the national level,” commented SRTC Respiratory Care Program Director Tammy Miller, M.Ed., RRT, CPFT.

Students recognized were: Tanner Brooks of Pelham, Haily Culpepper of Camilla, Jessica Henry of Valdosta, Margaret Huckeba of Coolidge, Kristine McLendon of Pelham, Kyle Long of Thomasville, Aubrey Taylor of Thomasville, and Brittany Washington of Moultrie.

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Respiratory Care are eligible to sit for the credentialing examinations through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) to obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. In addition to the RRT credential, graduates are also eligible to sit for a number of specialty credentialing exams including Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS), Critical Care Specialist (CCS), Certified Pulmonary Function Technician (CPFT), and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT). A number of universities also offer advanced degrees in respiratory care at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels for RRTs who aim to pursue specializations in education, research, and management.

For more information on the Respiratory Care program at SRTC, please contact Tammy Miller at (229) 225-5094 or tmiller@southernregional.edu.

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.

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