IMG_5456Winona State University’s Clinical Laboratory Science Completion program (CLSC) was honored by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) with the NAACLS Accreditation Award.

Inspectors from NAACLS spent three days on campus examining the curriculum, the laboratory and instrumentation, and conducting reviews with the students, advisory board, and faculty. The CLSC program was awarded with the maximum five-year award, which covers WSU through 2019.

The CLSC program provides a focused program of study designed to provide associate level Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. The CLSC program is part-time with online components to meet the needs of the working MLT. With the online delivery, students can seek their degree from all over the state and nation.

With this accreditation, WSU will increase the workforce pool from lower paying jobs at the two-year level in the lab to higher paying jobs at the four-year level.

For more information contact Judy Loewen JLoewen@winona.edu.

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