CLS Students Pass Exam

Press Release

Posted: December 7, 2012


For the third year in a row, the pass rate for Lorain County Community College students on the Medical Laboratory Technician exam was 100 percent.

All 10 of the LCCC students who took the exam this year passed with flying colors. The LCCC perfect pass rate exceeds the national pass rate of 78 percent.  Additionally, LCCC students scored 17 percent higher than the national mean score.

“It is very gratifying to see the graduates perform so well on a national level, and it is a testament to the strong educational programs here at LCCC, as well as to the hard work the students put into their educational goals,” said James Daly, program director of LCCC’s Clinical Laboratory Science Technology and Phlebotomy programs.

Kimberly Koch, 25 of Elyria, said she was happy to pass the exam but wasn’t surprised, considering the intense training she underwent in the LCCC program.

“My reaction when I found out I passed my exam was equal parts relief and excitement,” she said. “Even though I was nervous to take the exam, when it was all said and done I felt like we all were taught more than enough to pass with flying colors.”

The small class sizes at LCCC made it easier to master the subject, said Kerry Cullen, 25 of Lakewood.

“I received a top notch education at LCCC,” Cullen said. “The small class size really allows each student to develop a relationship with each instructor.”

To learn more about the medical laboratory technician program and other Allied Health and Nursing programs at LCCC, visit

LCCC students who passed the MLS State Exam:
Front row: Gillian Camera of Lorain (left), Katelyn Parsh of Lorain.
Back row: Laura Singer of Elyria (left), Kim Koch of Elyria, Abraham Kisule of Sheffield Lake, Kerry Cullen of Lakewood, Donna Dale of Elyria
Not pictured: LCCC satellite program students at Terra State College in Fremont: Erlinda Gonzalez-Rangel, Amanda Lee, Brenda Mazur, and Megan Rutherford.


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