Program Accreditation


COTC’s is currently in the process of seeking Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC) accreditation for a respiratory care program. However, COTC can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690 USA 

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Coarc programmatic outcomes data

Program Outcomes

The goal of COTC’s respiratory therapy associate degree program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical competence in applied respiratory care.
  • Demonstrate clinical competence in applied respiratory care.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior consistent with professional and community expectations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to measure, evaluate, and document patient data and recommend appropriate therapeutic interventions for patient care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and evaluate information relevant to his/her role as a registered respiratory therapist.
  • Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, time management skills, interpersonal communication skills, and technical skills necessary to provide competent respiratory care in multidisciplinary care settings.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation for and acceptance of cultural diversity.