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Medical Laboratory Technician Program Outcomes

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Outcomes

Upon graduation and initial employment, the medical laboratory technician should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the areas of professional practice listed below:

1.     collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis;

2.     performing analytical tests on body fluids, cells, and products;

3.     recognizing factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when correc­tions are indicated;

4.     monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;

5.     performing preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or referring to appropriate source for repairs;

6.     demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communi­ca­tion skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public;

7.     recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care;

8.     applying basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures;

9.     relating laboratory findings to common disease processes;

10.  and recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.


The Clover Park Technical College Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 670
Chicago, Illinois 60631
(773) 714-8880

Program Benchmarks

NAACLS requires the publishing of program outcomes for the last 3 consecutive years.  The benchmarks which must be met to retain accreditation are:

  • Graduation rates – 70% of students who begin the final half of the program successfully graduate.
  • ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass rates – 75% or greater pass rate required
  • Graduate Placement rates – 70% of graduates either find employment in the field or closely related field (for those who seek employment) or continue their education with one year.

CPTC Program Benchmarks:   2013     2014     2015     3 Year Average

Graduation Rate:                     100%    100%   100%    100%

ASCP Cert. Exam Pass Rate      92%      91%      86.7%   89.9%

Graduate Placement Rate         *           100%    60%     80%


*Data not available

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