MCCC Med Lab Tech Program Earns Re-Accreditation
BLUE BELL PA – The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences recently re-accredited the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Montgomery County Community College for 10 years, the maximum re-accreditation award available.
“The 10-year re-accreditation affirms the quality and rigor of our program and the excellence of our faculty,” said Dr. Gloria Oikelome, college vice president of academic affairs.
For the past three years, MCCC med lab tech graduates had a 100-percent pass rate for the American Society for Clinical Pathology National Certification Exam. The program “fully prepares students to take the national certification examinations and obtain employment in this growing health care field,” Oikelome added. The national average is 81.4-percent.
The accreditation process involves completion of an extensive self-study document, and a two-day site visit with interviews with faculty, administrators, students and program graduates.
The self-study report takes about a year to complete, and MCCC faculty and administrators review it before submitting it to the agency. The comprehensive report addresses eight standards of sponsorship, assessment and quality improvement, resources, students, operational policies, administrative policies related to maintaining accreditation, program administration and curriculum.
MCCC’s MLT program was last re-accredited in 2013 when it received the then-maximum seven-year re-accreditation award. Registration for the college spring semester is now open.
Photo supplied by MCCC