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May 29, 2013
Respiratory Care Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Board Exams
Program has earned perfect pass rate for four straight years
Gwinnett Technical College's Respiratory Care students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Board for Respiratory Care's Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Examinations.
"This is the fourth year in a row that our program has earned a 100 percent pass rate. Only five programs in the nation have a running three-year total pass rate of 100 percent on these exams for all their graduates," says Bob DeLorme, Respiratory Care program director.
In addition to congratulating his high-achieving students, DeLorme singled out the program's instructors. "Congratulations to our instructors Dr. Larry Arnson, Nadya Khoja, Kiley Hodge, and Megha Patel for their dedication to our program. They have worked hard to help the students be prepared for the exams."
Students graduating from the Respiratory Care program may become certified by taking the Entry Level Certification Examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Upon successful completion of the Certification (CRT) Exam, the student is eligible to take both parts of the Registry (RRT) Exams. To work in the state of Georgia, all respiratory care practitioners must apply and be granted a license.
Gwinnett Tech's Respiratory Care program prepares graduates to obtain jobs as respiratory therapists, who care for and assist patients that struggle with breathing difficulties. Classes focus on the areas of pulmonary and cardiac pharmacology, advanced critical care monitoring, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary function testing, neonatal pediatric respiratory care and more. GTC offers an associate degree in Respiratory Care.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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