Respiratory Care Program Receives Recognition for One of the Most Credible Programs Nationwide for the Third Consecutive Year

KETTERING, Ohio, July 29, 2016 – On July 26, 2016, The Kettering College respiratory care program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for the third consecutive year.

Programs receiving this award must meet 4 criteria: They must have a substantial number of graduates who earn the CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) credential and the RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) credential, they must maintain a low dropout rate of students in the program, and have positive job placement of their recent graduates. Kettering’s respiratory program met and exceeded all of these standards by a significant amount including 100% of graduates earning their CRT and RRT credentials.

Respiratory care program Director and Professor, Nancy Colletti, PhD, RRT, RCP, a Kettering College faculty for 14 years says, “This award highlights the quality of education we have here. We’re a unique program that is striving to stand out by offering a different path of quality health care education that finishes in only three years.”

Nancy also mentions that Kettering graduates seem to be more successful in job placement because of the high passing rate in their credentialing exams, which then leads to being hired at a rapid pace after they complete the program. Nancy says, “We have some hospitals who have said to us that they do prefer our grads. When they have an applicant that is from Kettering College, the graduate will get an interview.”


Hope Appelbaum, Kettering College respiratory program’s director of clinical education, receives the 2016 CoARC Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the president of CoArc, Bradley Leidich, MSEd, RRT.


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