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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
Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886

Accreditation was reaffirmed in 2011 for the length of seven years.

If you desire additional information please contact: MaryEllen Tancred, 614-287-5099 or or (1-800-621-6407 if calling long distance).

Mission Statement
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:

    1. Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes in all disciplines of the clinical laboratory.
    2. Demonstrate the theoretical knowledge needed to assure accuracy and validity of test results by clinical correlation and quality control performance.
    3. Exhibit the professional attitudes and behaviors that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of the health care community.
    4. Meet requirements to take a national certifying examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians.