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

GWINNETT— Gwinnett Technical College’s Respiratory Care program is considered one of the top programs of its kind in the country – not surprising when the program’s graduates have a ten-year streak of 100 percent pass rates on the field’s national credentialing exam, a rare accomplishment.

Gwinnett Tech Respiratory Care Program

Later this month, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) will honor the college’s Respiratory Care program with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. The award honors colleges with three or more years of outcomes data; hold accreditation without a progress report; document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above; and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, retention, and on-time graduation rate.

Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president, states, “Earning this recognition showcases Gwinnett Tech’s dedication and commitment to our students and community partners. Our respiratory care program continues to meet workforce demands and graduate students with a 100 percent placement rate.”

Respiratory care therapists are critical in caring for patients suffering from heart and lung illnesses. Gwinnett Tech’s respiratory care program trains its students using the latest medical technology and equipment to prepare them for employment in the field. Respiratory therapists’ patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients with diseased lungs. These professionals also provide emergency care for high-risk patients in their most intense moments, like those suffering from a heart attack, drowning, or shock.

Gwinnett Tech’s associate degree in respiratory care can be completed in two years. For more information on Gwinnett Tech’s Respiratory Care program, please visit:

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 degree, diploma, 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.