To earn this accreditation, Moraine Park had to meet the standards set by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) and had to demonstrate compliance by having policies that support students’ needs, teaching excellence, and continuous monitoring of academic data.
Obtaining this accreditation required a two-step process. The first step, self-study, was an overview that explained how the College complies with the NAACLS standards. The second step, an on-site visit, verified the compliance. Any deficiencies found through the process would require a plan of correction by the College, however, Moraine Park’s report did not indicate any deficiencies. As a result, they earned a full 10-year accreditation.
“This is an extreme honor,” said Linda Bau, medical laboratory technician program director and instructor at Moraine Park. “This accreditation recognizes our efforts to support the laboratory profession by providing our students and future laboratorians with the best educational experience we can.”
Students who graduate from an accredited program are eligible to take the National Certification Exam to become a certified Medical Laboratory Technician, which is a common requirement within the career field.
For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.