The mission of the MLT program is to improve the quality of life in the community by implementing a quality educational program to produce medical laboratory technologists by:
• providing comprehensive, equal educational opportunities to qualified students of the geographic region at affordable costs;
• the belief that each student has potential for growth and to facilitate the process of personal progression
• including a distribution of both general education and MLT courses to maximize the intellectual, psychosocial, and cultural development of each student.
Emphasis is placed on the process of learning and critical thinking in order to produce graduates who are responsible and accountable for their own actions and continued learning. A major purpose of the MLT program is to prepare graduates to be responsible for assuring reliable and accurate laboratory test results that contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of physiological and pathological conditions. Performance of routine testing in the major areas of the clinical laboratory by graduates is a focus of the MLT program.