CTC Respiratory Class Earns 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

Columbus and the surrounding area can breathe a little easier knowing the Columbus Technical College 2011 class of respiratory care technology students earned a 100% pass rate on the National Board for Respiratory Care’s exam! The students all graduated with a degree in June. Not only did they all pass the difficult exam but the ten students did it on their first try – which is quite a feat.
“I am very proud of this group,” said respiratory care program manager Matt Dennis. “They all worked hard over the past two and a half years to complete the program. It’s a great accomplishment for all the graduates to pass their boards on the first attempt!”

Dennis says many of his 2011 graduates have already been employed in the respiratory field in the greater Columbus area including working at The Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Columbus Specialty Hospital.

Respiratory care technology is often listed as a “hot job” for people with associate degrees. There are usually plenty of job opportunities in the field and starting salaries can be as high as $40,000/year. For more information on this or other healthcare careers, feel free to contact the Columbus Technical College School of Health Sciences at 706.225.0502.

Director of Rehabilitative Services at Hughston Hospital in Columbus, Marlene Chin, escorts patient Herbert Baucom to the van..
Every member of the 2011 class of respiratory care technology students from Columbus Technical College passed their national board exam on the first try! Pictured are (front row, left to right): Michelle Gill, Jamie Bailey, Christine Herras, Brittany McKnight (back row) Kevin Porter, Michelle Walton, Darrell Weathersby, Elizabeth Maxwell, Ida Nathan, Tonya Chambers.