Respiratory Care Students Pinned in December Ceremony

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Respiratory Care Students Pinned - December 2015
In photo (left to right): Front Row: Doris Engram, Dawn Wagner Second Row: Cassandra Dyer, LaShonda Thomas, Rachel Coleman Third Row: Alison Williams, Kailee Reeves, Jordan Sellers Fourth Row: Felisha Miller, Yasmin Seay, Josh Kitchens
Not Pictured: Tony McCorkle

Twelve students were recognized during the December 10th 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. This ceremony marked the first class of Respiratory Care graduates from SRTC.

“The program faculty and administration is incredibly proud of this class. As a result of the merger with Moultrie Technical College to form the new Southern Regional Technical College, these students represent the first graduating class of Southern Regional Technical College's Respiratory Care program. Not only is this a momentous occasion for these graduates but for the institution as a whole. The larger, merged college will facilitate exciting opportunities for future expansion of the respiratory care program, and will provide more students the chance meet the growing demand for respiratory therapists that exists at the local and national level,” commented SRTC Respiratory Care Program Director Tammy Miller, M.Ed., RRT, CPFT.

Students recognized were: Doris Engram of Thomasville, Dawn Wagner of Thomasville, Cassandra Dyer of Albany, LaShonda Thomas of Thomasville, Rachel Coleman of Valdosta, Alison Williams of Thomasville, Kailee Reeves of Thomasville, Jordan Sellers of Valdosta, Felisha Miller of Ray City, Yasmin Seay of Quitman, Josh Kitchens of Pelham, and Tony McCorkle of Cairo.

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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