COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

Mission and Vision

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is to ensure that high quality educational programs prepare competent respiratory therapists for practice, education, research, and service.

 

VISION STATEMENT

 

By 2020 the CoARC will be recognized as the leader in advancing respiratory care education across the spectrum of programs offered (e.g. associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs).

 

SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION

 

The CoARC accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degree levels as well as degree advancement programs in respiratory care at the undergraduate and graduate Degree levels.  The CoARC also accredits polysomnography programs offered by these programs.  CoARC accreditation activities are limited to programs in the United States and its territories.

 

THE VALUE OF PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION      

 

Provides consumer protection, advances and enhances the profession, and protects against compromise of educational quality.

 

CORE VALUES

 

Professionalism – CoARC operates with integrity and honesty. 

 

Service - CoARC is supportive of and responsive to the needs of its communities of interest. 

 

Collaborative Leadership - CoARC sets its direction after collegial and meaningful dialogue with its communities of interest. 

 

Accountability - CoARC is committed to consistency and fairness in its decision-making processes. 

 

Transparency –   CoARC promotes openness to innovation, communication, continuous quality improvement, and best practices.      

 

Excellence – CoARC promotes the highest quality in respiratory care education and provision of safe and effective respiratory care services.

 


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