Feb 03 2012
The graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School had a 100 percent pass rate on the American Society for Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification exam. The national average for first-time takers during this testing cycle was 82 percent. The average score of the summer 2011 graduates also exceeded the national score.
The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The program has provided entry-level laboratory professionals to southwest Kansas and surrounding states since 1985. The online format now allows students located anywhere in the United States to earn an associate in applied science in medical laboratory technician from SCCC/ATS. Due to a program that is partially online, SCCC/ATS graduates reside in Ohio, California, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nebraska.
Program faculty include Dr. Suzanne Campbell, who also acts as the program coordinator, and Jamie Titus, who is the clinical coordinator. Program officials acknowledge the strong support from clinical affiliate sites as a major factor for the success of the graduates.