MLT Mission, Program Outcomes, and End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

MLT Mission

As an integral part of the larger college system, the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) faculty endorses the mission of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) which is committed to helping every student succeed. The College provides high-quality, accessible educational opportunities and skills development to promote lifelong learning and engage in the lives of its students and communities (College Catalog). The MLT faculty adheres to that mission when offering the Medical Laboratory Technology program. The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology program is to provide a high quality, educational program that prepares the student to achieve entry-level competencies in all routine clinical laboratory areas. Graduates are prepared to take the discipline specific entry level national certification exam and practice as ethical and competent medical laboratory technicians.

Program Outcomes

The MLT faculty uses the following program outcomes to measure program effectiveness:

Graduation Rate

Seventy percent (70%) of students enrolled in the third semester of the MLT Program will complete the program in 100% time.


Certification Pass Rate

Seventy-five percent (75%) of MLT graduates will pass the Board of Certification exam within 12 months of graduation.


Job Placement Rate

Seventy percent (70%) of MLT graduates seeking employment will be employed as a MLT or closed related field within 12 months of graduation.

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will apply knowledge of entry-level skills to accurately perform testing in all areas of the medical laboratory.
  2. Graduates will evaluate clinical laboratory data and relate that data to various disease processes.
  3. Graduates will comply with laboratory safety regulations and standards.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate the elements of professionalism to operate as respected members of the health care team.
  5. Graduates will employ interpersonal communication skills in relaying laboratory test information and when interacting with patients, lab personnel and other health care professionals.