OJC Press Release ID: 2570

Monday, October 17, 2016


OJC’s Medical Lab Tech program receives NAACLS accreditation
 
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLT) has received full accreditation from NAACLS (National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science). Students who complete our program will have an AAS degree and be able to work in hospital and clinic laboratories.

The program began in January of 2013 with just a few students and has continued to grow. Four students have graduated from the MLT program, many more from the Phlebotomy certificate program. 

The program’s Self-Study Report was accepted in July earning the program “Serious Status” for accreditation giving graduates the ability to take the national certification exam for licensing.  A site visit was conducted in April 2016 as part of the accreditation process as well.  The final accreditation letter was received this month. 

OJC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program is a gateway to a field in high demand around Southeast Colorado. The program prepares individuals to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data.

Students prepare for a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician through online/hybrid formats, classroom laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experience. They complete classes in general education along with Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology /Immunohematology, Urinalysis, and Parasitology/Mycology.

The MLT program is designed for the student to graduate with an AAS degree in two years. Three semesters are spent at the OJC campus and two semesters are partially spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility.

The development of the MLT program at OJC was a project supported by the TAACCC/CHEO grant funds.

For more information about the MLT program, contact Angela Tarrant at 719-384-6813 or angela.tarrant@ojc.edu .

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OJC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program is a gateway to a field in high demand around Southeast Colorado.