Rasmussen Green Bay Medical Lab Tech Program Earns National Accreditation
Three-year Process Affirms Quality of Curriculum and Instruction
GREEN BAY, Wis., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College today announced its Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program at the Green Bay Campus has earned accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The distinction, earned through a three-year process, ensures students enrolled in the program will benefit from the highest level of standards in curriculum and instruction.
"The rigor associated with receiving this high-level of accreditation can be stressful for any college but the results offer a tremendous benefit to our students," stated Jon Otterbacher, Rasmussen College Green Bay Campus Director. "We are proud of this great achievement for our campus and all of the work conducted over the past three years to obtain this level of accreditation for our MLT program."
Medical lab technicians (MLTs) play a key role in assisting medical professionals, working behind the scenes to perform tests that provide vital information to aid in the proper diagnosis and treatment planning for life-threatening diseases and illnesses. MLTs work in hospitals, clinics, commercial laboratories and public health facilities, as well as in medical research and development, marketing and sales of laboratory equipment, crime scene investigation and forensic science. One of the fastest-growing careers in the medical field, job opportunities for MLTs are expected to grow 16 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rasmussen College's in-depth curriculum and lab-specific courses allow students to utilize fully-equipped, professional-grade laboratories to gain hands-on knowledge and skills to accurately perform diagnostic testing. The College is affiliated with some of the top hospitals and clinics in Wisconsin. Students receive a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences at these facilities and gain critical knowledge and skills from working directly with patients and with health care professionals in the field. Students observe and learn the latest trends and techniques in preparation for the MLT (ASCP) National Credentialing exam, which they can take immediately upon graduation at no cost - Rasmussen College covers the application fee.
NAACLS is a non-profit organization committed to being the premier agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care disciplines through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.
For additional information about the Medical Lab Technician Program at Rasmussen College, visit www.Rasmussen.edu.
To view this release in full, visit: http://www.rasmussen.edu/press-release/2012-05-21/green-bay-medical-lab-tech-program-earns-national-accreditation/.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE
An innovator of higher education, Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited, private college that specializes in offering the most in-demand degree programs in a highly supportive, student-centered educational environment. Rasmussen College offers market-relevant programs from the certificate and diploma level through the associate's and bachelor's level online and across its 22 campuses in the Midwest and Florida to more than 15,000 students. By combining its expertise in career development with high academic standards and with unparalleled student support services, graduates of Rasmussen College leave with the most up-to-date knowledge, the skills that employers look for, and the tools to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, the primary focus at Rasmussen College has remained constant: student achievement is of the upmost importance, the employer who hires its students continues to be a valued partner, and Rasmussen College is dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.
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