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TJC respiratory therapy program accreditation receives reaffirmation

The Tyler Junior College Respiratory Care program has been reaffirmed by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

TJC recently received notification from CoARC that the program has met or exceeded all currently set thresholds for success on each of the required outcome measures.
CoARC Chief Executive Officer Thomas R. Smalling sent a letter of notification to Michael White, director of the TJC Respiratory Care program.
“This is an accomplishment of which you, your staff, and institution should be proud,” Smalling said. “The Commission commends you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by your participation in programmatic accreditation.”
About the program
TJC respiratory care majors learn to evaluate and treat people who have heart, circulation and lung disorders and injuries.
The two-year program prepares students to become registered respiratory therapists and start working immediately.
The job outlook for respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 34 percent over the next 10 years, and average annual salary is $49,130.
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