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VC Respiratory Care Program receives credentialing success award

Respiratory Care Program Award Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care President Allen Gustin Jr., center, presents the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award to Victoria College.

Victoria College’s Respiratory Care Program has received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

“This honor proves that students who complete our program can be assured of their success on passing the credentialing exams, which allows them to be employed as Registered Respiratory Therapists,” said VC Respiratory Care Program Chair Chris Kallus.

Candidate programs for the award must have provided three years of outcome data; hold accreditation without a progress report; document registered respiratory therapist credentialing success of 90 percent or above; and meet or exceed established Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care credentialing success, retention, on-time graduation rate and overall employer and graduate satisfaction.

“There are 30 Respiratory Care Programs in Texas offering an associate degree, and only seven met the 90-percent pass rate requirement for this award,” Kallus said. “There are only two programs that have 100-percent pass rates on the Registered Respiratory Therapists exam, and we are one of them.”

Victoria College’s Respiratory Care Program last earned the award in 2012.

Victoria College’s Respiratory Care Program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Successful completion of the program enables graduates to take a series of national board exams to become a registered respiratory therapist.

For information on Victoria College’s Respiratory Care Program, call (361) 573-3291.

Photo caption: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care President Allen Gustin Jr., center, presents the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award to Victoria College. Representing Victoria College’s Respiratory Care Program at the announcement were Clinical Coordinator Ceci Oldmixon and Program Chair Chris Kallus.