MCC Respiratory Therapy degree program earns re-accreditation

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Respiratory Therapy Associates of Applied Science degree has been reaffirmed for continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

“This is a testament to the skill, knowledge and professionalism of our Respiratory Therapy department leadership and faculty members,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea. “Respiratory Therapy Program Director, Kathryn Gurin, and Clinical Coordinator, Helen Grim, have shown tireless dedication and commitment to the profession, our students and this community,” she added.

Reaffirmation is a rigorous two-year process. The recent accreditation review conducted by CoARC recognizes the Program’s compliance with the nationally established accreditation Standards. The next comprehensive evaluation of the MCC Respiratory Therapy Program is scheduled to occur by 2031.

The MCC Respiratory Therapy program earned the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award by CoARC for the fourth time in 2020. The award represents a standard of professional achievement in inspiring graduates to achievement their highest educational and professional aspirations.

It met four key accreditation criteria to earn the award, including having three or more years of outcomes data, holding accreditation without a progress report, documenting RRT credentialing success of 90 percent or above, and meeting or exceeding established CoARC thresholds for credentialing success and retention. — G.G.