Columbia State Community College Awards and Achievements

David Johnson receives award.

Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award for 2015

The award recognizes respiratory care programs that meet the following criteria: (1) have three or more years of outcomes data; (2) hold accreditation without a progress report; (3) document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above; and (4) meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for certified respiratory therapist credentialing success, attrition and positive (job) placement.

According to the 2015 CoARC outcomes data report, the national average for graduates obtaining the RRT credential was 70.5 percent, while Columbia State averaged 93.8 percent. The national job placement average was 85.5 percent and Columbia State passed the national average with 97.9 percent. Read more about the Credentialing Success Award.

Dr. Smith and Dr. Siciensky with award

Columbia State Places Seventh In National Community College Survey

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – June 29, 2016) - - - Columbia State Community College was recently recognized by the Center for Digital Education as a top 10 winner of their 2015-2016 Digital Community Colleges Survey, an award honoring community colleges for their efforts using technology to deliver curriculum and improve services offered. 

Now in its eleventh year, the survey is used to highlight community colleges who demonstrate innovative uses of technology, including online courses and mobile environments, mobile apps, secure platforms and wireless networks. Read more about the Center for Digital Education award.

Platinum Award for Fit Friendly Workplace

Columbia State is Awarded Fit-Friendly Workplace Platinum Achievement

In April 2016, Columbia State earned the Fit-Friendly Workplace Platinum Achievement through the American Heart Association.
To become a Fit-Friendly Workplace, Columbia State offers employees physical activity support, increases healthy eating options at work and promotes a wellness culture. Columbia State also initiated at least one behavior change, cost savings outcome or positive return on investment  Read more about the Fit-Friendly Workplace.
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