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.
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.
Students enrolling in and graduating from a Medical Laboratory Technician program must meet the essential function requirements of the academic program and of the corresponding CLT/MLT profession with or without reasonable accommodations.
They must complete programs consisting of academic study, simulated laboratory practice, and clinical laboratory experience. Students must be able to contribute to the progress of their peers, complete tasks assigned by instructors and clinical supervisors, and provide services that contribute to the well-being of patients.
Essential functions represent the non-academic ability of the applicant or the student to accomplish the basic requirements of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. These standards are based on the essential skill of the medical technology student/professional. They must be mastered in order to obtain credit for the educational program.
|VISION||The student must be able to identify sizes and shapes and discriminate colors or shades both macroscopically and microscopically.|
|COMMUNICATION||The student must be able to communicate fluently in English by written and oral and/or alternate means. This includes the ability to successfully receive and transmit information. The student must also be able to read and follow instructions.|
|MOVEMENT||The student must have the ability to freely maneuver around the assigned laboratory work areas and patient care settings.|
|MOTOR SKILLS||The student must be able to safely and accurately perform diagnostic laboratory procedures. This includes, but it is not limited to lifting, operating instruments, performing manual tests, and performing phlebotomy.|
|EMOTIONAL STABILITY||The student must be able to accurately perform laboratory duties in a stressful environment. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying and responding to emergency and routine situations.|
|ATTITUDINAL||The student must achieve an average or above average in each of the areas listed in the Professional Attitudes Evaluation Form, Appendix 2 of the MLT Student Handbook.|