Baker College of Auburn Hills Respiratory Program Granted Accreditation

November 17, 2009

The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) have approved and granted initial accreditation status to the respiratory care associate degree program at Baker College of Auburn Hills. Initial accreditation is valid for five years.

“We appreciate the incredible amount of hard work and dedication that went into this effort,” said Jeffrey M. Love, Baker College of Auburn Hills president. “Congratulations to the entire program staff and faculty, with special thanks to respiratory care department chair Kathy Miller. It was through her perseverance and adherence to continuous quality improvement that we successfully completed the accreditation process.”

The respiratory care program at Baker College of Auburn Hills prepares graduates for a highly professional and dynamic career as competent respiratory care practitioners. Also known as respiratory care therapists, they work with other health care professionals to evaluate, treat and manage patients with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders.

Respiratory care practitioners may find employment in hospitals, home care companies, physician’s offices, extended care facilities, outpatient centers, respiratory care equipment sales, or as educators in hospitals, colleges and universities. Therapists may choose to specialize in neonatology or pediatrics, sleep diagnostics, pulmonary function testing, rehabilitation, or critical and emergent care.

All of the 2008 and 2009 graduates from the Baker College of Auburn Hills respiratory care associate degree program are currently employed. In addition, 100 percent of the 2008 graduates have passed the credentialing examination issued by The National Board for Respiratory Care. To date, not all of the 2009 graduates have taken the exam.

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