Medical Laboratory Science Program

2013 Program Graduates

The WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program is an accredited, 45-week, program offering intensive study and clinical experience in medical laboratory science as the final year of a Bachelor's degree.  The classroom-based and hands-on clinical education is designed to develop a responsible and competent laboratory professional who will be prepared to pass an examination required for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

It is the desire of the WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program to provide students with quality education as they pursue their career goals.  Our Mission Statement is taken seriously and the patients our students will serve are the cornerstone of our vision.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program is to provide a challenging program for assisting students in acquiring the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values to gain the level of excellence required for the profession of Medical Technology and Clinical Laboratory Science.

Program Goals

In order to achieve its mission, the WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program will:

Provide students with a dynamic, progressive and challenging atmosphere to develop the knowledge, skills, and values to meet and exceed established entry-level competencies.

Promote teamwork in the laboratory related to an organized work day, consistency in work performance, work-related communication and cooperative, supportive relationships with coworkers and other members of the health care team.

Promote procedural proficiency and competency to include accuracy and productivity along with problem solving and the correlation of results with clinical disease evaluation.

Instill knowledge of hospital process including patient needs related to the professional activities, behaviors and attitudes of the health care team; thereby advocating a commitment to quality patient care, compassion and concern for the dignity and rights of all patients.

Prepare our graduates for successful completion of a national certification examination through gaining a dynamic working knowledge of the vast body of laboratory and diagnostic procedure.

Maintain accreditation under the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Provide the WCA Hospital laboratory and its employees with an educational framework to encourage furthering the body of knowledge in our profession through research and scholarship.

Statement of Beliefs

The WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program and the WCA Hospital Laboratory are committed to student learning and the promotion of excellence in the profession.

  • We believe we are responsible for creating an atmosphere of excellence, encouraging learning and inquiry, while promoting dedication to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science.

  • We believe the cornerstone of our program goals are the future patients our students will serve.

  • We believe our commitment to quality, passed on to our students, will extend to every level of community.

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