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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

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.

Program Goals

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.