Southern’s Medical Laboratory Technology Class of 2018 has 100 percent pass rate on national certification exam

Graduates of Southern’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) class of 2018 have passed the national certification exam, giving our MLT program a 100 percent pass rate.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam, referred to as the ASCP BOC, is the gold standard for laboratory professionals world-wide. In order to be eligible for the ASCP BOC exam, a candidate must be a graduate of a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or NAACLS.

“This is outstanding, and it showcases the talent of our students and our faculty,” Southern’s President, Dr. Robert Gunter, said. “Southern strives every day, with every class, to ensure that our students leave here with the skills a potential employer is looking for. And, without fail, our faculty make that happen.”
Southern’s Associate in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technology program is NAACLS accredited. Southern accepts a new class of 20 students each fall, but prospective students are asked to begin the application process in January each year.

For more information on Southern’s MLT program, please contact Shirley Dardi at Shirley.Dardi@southernwv.edu.

Southern’s MLT Class of 2018 is pictured, front row, from left: Allison Sims, Kayla Keene, Shamia Brown, Meghan Workman, Katlyn Keene, Sarah Dameron, Tabitha Farley, Brehana Lambert; back row, from left: Kenneth Adkins, Michael Pennington, Patrick Baisden, Cory Barber, Austin Smith.