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Program Number: 200610
Programmatic Outcomes Data:
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.








Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Hartnell College Associate of Science in Respiratory Care, Program number 200610, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (  The program is offered at Hartnell College main campus.  Hartnell is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

What is the CoARC? 

The CoARC accredits Entry into Professional Practice respiratory care programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degree levels, as well as post-professional Degree Advancement respiratory care programs at the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree levels and Advanced Practice respiratory care programs at the graduate level. The CoARC also accredits certificate programs that train sleep disorders specialists offered by any of its accredited respiratory care programs. CoARC accreditation is limited to programs physically located in the United States and its territories. (2020).

The Hartnell College Respiratory Care Program is accountable to the CoARC for the effective delivery and outcomes of the RCP program. Public protection is paramount to the CoARC and its highest priority is exercising its regulatory and disciplinary functions. Toward this end, the CoARC ensures that only qualified persons are licensed Respiratory Therapists by enforcing education requirements and by educating consumers of their rights.

Who To Contact

  • Debra Kaczmar, Ph.D.
    Dean of Academic Affairs, Nursing and Health Sciences
    Phone: 831-770-6146
  • Tanya Tavra, MHA, RRT
    Program Director
    Phone: 831-770-6155