Press Release

Rasmussen College Green Bay Medical Lab Tech Program Earns National Accreditation

Three-year Process Affirms Quality of Curriculum and Instruction

May 21, 2012

Erin Werthman
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GREEN BAY, Wisc. (May 17, 2012) – 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.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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