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St. Lawrence College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician programs receive highest accreditation level possible

2014-03-17, 11:22 AM

Both St. Lawrence College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant and Technician programs have been accorded six-year accreditation status by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). This is the highest accreditation status a program can achieve.

Receiving the six-year accreditation status will have a significant impact on our students, according to Don Young, Dean of Faculty of Applied Science at St. Lawrence College. “We forged strong relationships with our community partners from across Ontario, who are active members of our Advisory Committee. Working with our partner sites, the faculty explores clinical opportunities that provide experiential learning opportunities for students’ field placements and ensure that our students are able to receive the best training possible.  Having this strength reflected through our accreditation is a real bonus for our graduates.”

“The Canadian Medical Association accreditation means that employers can have a great deal of confidence that our students are receiving excellent training and work placement experience. From an employer recruitment point of view, our graduates are career-ready”, adds Young.

The CMA’s Committee on Program Accreditation accorded the six-year status until August 31, 2018 for St. Lawrence’s Medical Laboratory Assistant program. CMA applies national education standards to ensure that physicians work alongside highly qualified professionals.

Accreditation is part of the College continuous quality improvement process to deliver quality programs that meet provincial and national standards.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

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