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SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College’s respiratory care program is among a select group of programs across the coun- try recently recognized with the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award. The RRT credential is a measure of a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations.
In selecting programs for this award, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) used objective criteria based on key accreditation metrics. Among other fac- tors, programs were required to achieve at least 90% credentialing success. LLCC achieved 96%.
“Our focus is on helping our students succeed in the classroom and as future respiratory therapists in the workplace,” says Jan Szoke, LLCC’s program director, respiratory care. “Right now, there are more job openings than graduate therapists to fill them. Most of our graduates have multiple job offers before completing the 21-month program.”
Those interested in getting started in the program can attend an information session June 23 at 6 p.m., July 7 at noon or on- demand online. Get more information about the ses- sions and LLCC’s respiratory care program at www.llcc.edu/respiratory- care.