Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Description: The Clinical Laboratory Science Technology program at LCCC prepares its graduates for employment in hospital, urgent care, physicians' offices, research, and industry laboratory settings. Examination and analysis of body fluids, tissues and cells play a crucial role in a physician's ability to diagnose and treat disease. The Clinical Laboratory Science Technology Program trains students to work in various areas of a clinical laboratory, including hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology (blood bank), microbiology and chemistry. Students collect blood samples, work with state-of-the-art clinical laboratory instrumentation, perform chemical and microscope analysis of urine, match blood for transfusion, identify abnormal blood cells under the microscope and identify infectious bacteria-causing infection in various body locations. Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates will possess an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry or the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) national certifying examination. Those passing the examination are certified as Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT-ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT-NCA).
     
Clinical Laboratory Science Program Outcomes Program Measurements Used  Results Comparison DataContinuous Improvement
1. Collect and process biological specimens appropriately for the various departments in the clinical laboratory.
Employer Survey100% rated above averageLCCC Benchmark level of 95%No intervention needed at this time.
 2. Perform routine clinical laboratory testing in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology/Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduatesLCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
Employer Survey100% rated above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 95%
No intervention needed at this time.
3. Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology/Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory.Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
4. Evaluate patient and quality control test results, recognizing normal, abnormal, and critical values, and take appropriate follow up action when necessary.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
 2007 CLS National Certification Exam100% passage on attempt
National average: 83% passage on first attemptNo intervention needed at this time.
5. Recognize the clinical significance of laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.Rubric Analysis of Case Study100% of students achieved the minimum 75% benchmark or better.
Benchmark level of 75%No intervention needed at this time.
2007 CLS National Certification Exam100% passage on attempt
National average: 83% passage on first attemptNo intervention needed at this time.
6. Participate in the appropriate aspects of a laboratory quality assurance program.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
7. Recognize various problems that occur and offer solutions in pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of laboratory testing.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
Employer Survey100% rated above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 95%
No intervention needed at this time.
8. Demonstrate sufficient use of oral and written communication to meet the needs of the laboratory, and patient care.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
Rubric Analysis of Case Study100% of students achieved the minimum 75% benchmark or better.Benchmark level of 75%No intervention needed at this time.
Rubric Analysis of Poster Presentation
100% of students achieved the minimum 75% benchmark or better.Benchmark level of 75%No intervention needed at this time.
9. Demonstrate sufficient technical skill in the use of laboratory information systems to meet the needs of the laboratory.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
10. Demonstrate a professional attitude in appearance, work ethic, and laboratory safety.
Clinical Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
Employer Survey100% rated above averageLCCC Benchmark level of 95%
No intervention needed at this time.
11. Demonstrate the performance of routine procedures to students or new employees as assigned by their supervisor.
Laboratory Evaluation of Competency100% competency for program graduates
LCCC Benchmark level of 100%
No intervention needed at this time.
12. Successfully pass a National Certification Exam (ASCP or NCA) in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology.
2007 CLS National Certification Exam
100% passage on attemptNational average: 83% passage on first attempt
No intervention needed at this time.

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