SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION
The CoARC accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degree level and degree advancement programs in respiratory care at the Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degree levels as well as degree advancement programs in respiratory care at the Baccalaureate undergraduate and graduate Degree levels. The CoARC also accredits specialty training in polysom offered by these programs. CoARC accreditation activities are limited to programs in the United States and its territories.
THE VALUE OF PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION
Protects consumers, advances and enhances the profession, and protects against compromise of educational quality.
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 objectives are determined after collegial and meaningful dialogue with its communities of interest.
Integrity - CoARC is committed to consistency and fairness in its decision-making processes.
Accountability - CoARC works with all its communities of interest to ensure that its goals and processes are current and applicable to all aspects of the profession.
Transparency - CoARC promotes openness to innovation, communication, continuous quality improvement, and best practices both for its own activities and those of its accredited programs.
Excellence - CoARC promotes the highest quality to ensure the provision of safe and effective respiratory care and provision of safe and effective respiratory care services.