Accreditation

The Respiratory Care Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 283-2835. Website: www.coarc.com.

Credentials

Credentialing for Respiratory Care Practitioners is accomplished through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates must pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) entry level to be eligible for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) advanced exams.

After passing the RRT examination graduates may seek additional optional respiratory care credentials including CPFT (Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist), RPFT (Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist), NPS (Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist), and AE-C (Asthma Educator Certification). Specific credentials may be required by employers to work in specialty areas (see NBRC at www.nbrc.org).

Graduates must be credentialed before applying for state licensure. Students must be 18 years of age to apply for licensure in the state of Michigan. Students may contact the State of MI Board Licensing for Respiratory Care prior to applying for the program to determine other eligibility for state licensure. Some criminal backgrounds may prohibit individuals from obtaining state licensure.

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Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Featured Alumni

I chose Baker because they had such a detailed laid out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse and their goal is see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.

- Leslie Aldrich, Nurse & Baker Grad
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