SC4’s newly launched respiratory therapy program earns Provisional Accreditation

St. Clair County Community College is pleased to announce it has received official notice of Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for its newly launched respiratory therapy program.

The 24-month Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree program will admit its first cohort of students this fall semester. Graduates who meet all requirements will be recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as being eligible to sit for appropriate credentialing examinations.

“We’re thrilled to receive Provisional Accreditation for this important and in-demand degree program,” said Christine Robinson, director of respiratory therapy at SC4. “There’s been a great deal of interest. I’m confident that students in this program will be ready in the workplace thanks to our hands-on curriculum and personalized learning environment in our beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in respiratory therapy are projected to grow 23 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for other occupations.

SC4’s program combines classroom and practicum experiences in hospitals, outpatient testing facilities and physician offices to give graduates the knowledge and skills they need to enter the field as licensed respiratory therapists.

Those interested in studying respiratory therapy at SC4 can find out more online or attend one of the below upcoming information sessions on SC4’s campus.

  • Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 – 6 to 7 p.m., Health Sciences Building, Room 109
  • Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 – 6 to 7 p.m., Health Sciences Building, Room 109
  • Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 – 6 to 7 p.m., Health Sciences Building, Room 109

The St. Clair County Community College respiratory therapy program, CoARC Program Number 200635, Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree program, located on SC4’s campus in Port Huron, Mich., holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (coarc.com).

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