Mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program
To provide the health care community with graduate entry level Medical laboratory technicians skilled in diagnostic Medical laboratory procedures.
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Goals
- To provide students with knowledge and skills to competently and safely perform Medical laboratory procedures as entry-level Medical laboratory technicians upon graduation.
- To produce graduates who will provide an optimal level of patient care and maintain professional conduct.
- To achieve a program completion rate of 85%, excluding non-academic reasons for not completing the program.
- To prepare and qualify students to sit for the Certifying examination in Medical Laboratory Technology and establish an average credentialing examination pass rate of 85% over the past five years.
- To achieve a job placement rate of not less than 85% within six months of graduation over a five year period.
Medical Laboratory Technology Learning Outcomes
The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares the student for employment as a Medical Laboratory Technician/Clinical Laboratory Technician (MLT/CLT).
The program is designed to foster the development of the entry-level competencies that meet requirements for NAACLS accreditation and current healthcare marked 2001 “Standards for Accredited Educational Program for the Medical Laboratory Technician/Clinical Laboratory Technician.” These competencies are:
- collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances;
- performing analytical tests of body fluids, cells, and other substances;
- recognizing factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated;
- performing and monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;
- performing preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or referring to appropriate sources for repairs;
- applying principles of safety;
- demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public;
- recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with the respect for their jobs and patient care;
- applying basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures;
- relating laboratory findings to common disease processes, and
- establishing and maintaining continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
Upon graduation and initial employment, the MLT/CLT should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the above areas of professional practice.