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Accreditation, Mission & Goals
The Columbus State Community College MLT program is accredited by the
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720,
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Accreditation was reaffirmed in 2011 for the length of seven years.
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To prepare and graduate competent entry-level Medical Laboratory Technicians who demonstrate professional behaviors and technical skills in a variety of clinical settings, meeting the expectations of area employers.
MLT Program Educational Goals
The educational goals of the CSCC MLT Program are to:
- Provide students with the appropriate education and training to develop entry-level competencies in all routine areas of the clinical laboratory.
- Provide a quality program that reflects continuing assessment, evaluation, and revision.
- Provide a framework of education that reflects the mission and goals of CSCC.
- Be flexible and responsive to the needs of the clinical laboratory employers as they give input to the program.
- Prepare students for the ASCP MLT Board of Certification examination, employment and further education.
- Provide a climate conducive to stimulating interest in MLT education and participation in professional organizations, and encouraging awareness in changing trends in medical laboratory science.
Program Outcomes/Entry-level Competencies
Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, the graduate should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the following areas of professional practice:
- Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes in all disciplines of the clinical laboratory.
- Demonstrate the theoretical knowledge needed to assure accuracy and validity of test results by clinical correlation and quality control performance.
- Exhibit the professional attitudes and behaviors that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of the health care community.
- Meet requirements to take a national certifying examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians.