Program Outcome Measures

Program Outcome Measures

Laboratory professionals work as part of a medical team to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury, and to promote the health and well-being of patients.  The program strives to prepare graduates for careers in medical laboratories.  At the completion of the program, graduates of the MLT program should be able to:

  • Perform venipuncture and other required specimen collection with maximum efficiency and minimum discomfort to the patient.
  • Perform routine tests on body fluids and cells efficiently from beginning to end, recognize their clinical significance, and evaluate the reliability of the results by interpreting quality control results.
  • Report results accurately using verbal and written means, recognizing the necessity to draw attention to abnormal values.
  • Problem-solve and recognize factors directly related to lab tests and their results.
  • Participate in troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of instruments.
  • Accept accountability for one's work and actions within the ethical and legal guidelines pertaining to medical laboratory science.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate professional attitude and respect toward patients, staff, and the career itself.

It is also anticipated that the program will enable the graduate to:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements necessary to take the available certification exams.
  • Build a foundation upon which the graduate may continue his education and professional development.

 

The following information may be used to ascertain the ability of the program to meet the Program Outcomes listed above.

(Benchmarks are established by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd.  Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60018   www.naacls.org)

Pass Rate of graduates on ASCP MLT Board of Certification (BOC) exam

NAACLS benchmark: at least 75% pass rate for those who take the exam within the first year of graduation as calculated by the most recent three-year period.

Graduation year: 2014
Total graduates: 12
Graduates who took BOC exam within first year: 10
Graduates who passed BOC exam within first year: 9
Annual pass rate: 90%

Graduation year: 2015
Total graduates: 9
Graduates who took BOC exam within first year: 5
Graduates who passed BOC exam within first year: 4
Annual pass rate: 80%

Graduation year: 2016
Total graduates: 13
Graduates who took BOC exam within first year: 12
Graduates who passed BOC exam within first year: 8
Annual pass rate: 67%

Average pass rate on BOC exam (21/27): 78%
 

Graduation/Attrition Rate

NAACLS benchmark: an average of at least 70% of students who have begun the final half* of the program go on to successfully graduate from the program as calculated by the most recent three-year period.          

*Final half of the MLT program is defined as the second fall and spring semesters when student takes MLT professional courses, including lectures and practicums.

Graduation year: 2015
Students who began final half: 10
Students who left program during final half: 0
Students who began final half and graduated: 10
Graduation rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2016
Students who began final half: 14
Students who left program during final half: 1
Students who began final half and graduated: 13
Graduation rate: 93%

Graduation year: 2017
Students who began final half: 11
Students who left program during final half: 0
Students who began final half and graduated: 10
(Part-time students who began final half and are still enrolled: 1)
Graduation rate: 100%

Total students who began final half: 34

Students who began final half and graduated: 33

Average graduation rate (33/34): 97%

 

Graduate Placement Rate   

NAACLS benchmark: at least 70% of respondent graduates either find employment in the field or a closely related field (for those who seek employment), or continue their education within one year of graduation as calculated by the most recent three-year period.

Graduation year: 2014
Graduates who sought employment within one year of graduation: 11
Graduates who found employment in the field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation: 11
Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue education: 0
Graduates for whom employment info is unavailable: 0
Annual placement rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2015
Graduates who sought employment within one year of graduation: 8
Graduates who found employment in the field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation: 7
Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue education: 1
Graduates for whom employment info is unavailable: 0
Annual placement rate: 88%

Graduation year: 2016
Graduates who sought employment within one year of graduation: 13
Graduates who found employment in the field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation: 11
Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue education: 0
Graduates for whom employment info is unavailable: 2
Annual placement rate: 100%

Total graduates who sought employment within one year of graduation: 32

Total graduates who found employment in the field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation: 31

Average placement rate (31/32): 97%