Gwinnett Technical College’s Respiratory Care Program Earns Top Credentialing Award

GWINNETT— Gwinnett Technical College boasts one of the nation’s premier Respiratory Care programs, a distinction well-earned by its graduates. With an impressive eleven-year streak of 100 percent pass rates on the field’s national credentialing exam, their achievement is nothing short of remarkable.

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This month, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) will recognize Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program with the prestigious Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. To qualify for this honor, colleges must demonstrate three or more years of outcomes data, maintain accreditation without any progress reports, and achieve RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) credentialing success rates of 90 percent or higher. Additionally, they must meet or exceed CoARC’s established thresholds for CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) credentialing success, student retention, and on-time graduation rates.

“Earning this accolade underscores Gwinnett Tech’s unwavering commitment to our students and community partners. Our respiratory care program consistently meets workforce demands and ensures a 100 percent placement rate for our graduates,” stated Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President of Gwinnett Technical College.

Respiratory care therapists play a critical role in caring for patients with heart and lung conditions. Gwinnett Tech’s program equips students with cutting-edge medical technology and hands-on training, preparing them for successful careers in the field. From premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to elderly patients with respiratory diseases, these professionals provide essential care. They also respond to emergencies, supporting high-risk patients during intense moments such as heart attacks, drownings, or shock.

For those interested in pursuing a career in respiratory care, Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree program that can be completed in just two years. To learn more about Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program, visit their website:

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About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops, and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest corporate training provider and serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. 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 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 A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.