Respiratory Care Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate

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Recently, Carla W. Barrow, Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Health Sciences reported that the entire Respiratory Care class of 2019 have met the CoArc threshold, achieving high cut scores on the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam. As a group, they have achieved an impressive 100% pass rate.

The students who have reached this high water mark are: Luke Stanfield of Thomasville, Cydney Whigham of Cairo, Taylor Clark of Cairo, and Cynthia Rowe of Valdosta, Christian Brettel of Baconton, Macey Kesler of Cairo, and Sharhonda Williams of Thomasville

“The program faculty and administration is incredibly proud of this class. As their instructor, I have the utmost confidence in each individual that they will be successful members of the Respiratory Care profession, and will represent our College appropriately as they continue to grow in their respective careers,” commented SRTC Respiratory Care Program Director Tammy Miller, M.Ed., RRT, CPFT.

Registered Respiratory Therapists are specialized in the care of patients of all ages with cardiopulmonary disorders. Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care, who obtain the RRT credential are also eligible to sit for additional specialty credentialing exams including Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, Critical Care Specialist, Pulmonary Function Technologist, Sleep Disorder Specialist, and Certified Asthma Educator. According to statistics provided in the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, the demand for respiratory therapists continues to increase, parallel to increases in pre-term birth rates and growing numbers of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, asthma, and sleep disordered breathing.

For more information regarding the Respiratory Care program at SRTC, contact program chair Tammy A. Miller M.Ed, RRT, CPFT at, (office 229 225 5094), or Miranda McCoy B.A., RRT, CPFT Director of Clinical Education at, (office 229 225 3938).

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