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The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science (CCMLS), a program of Metropolitan State University of Denver has been in continuous operation within the Colorado healthcare community for over 50 years and maintains standards of excellence in both the education and competency development of medical laboratory professionals. Alumni of CCMLS comprise a significant portion of the Colorado laboratory work force and can also be found in positions of leadership as team leads, supervisors and managers. CCMLS graduates make critical contributions to the healthcare and well-being of the general public both within Colorado and nationally.
The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science maintains data on retention and graduation rates. Graduation rate is determined by comparing the number of students who enter the final semester of the professional program to the number who graduate. Retention rate is based on the number of students entering the professional program during the initial semester as compared to those that graduate.
Currently, there is a national shortage of qualified medical laboratory practitioners. Most graduates of the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science find employment before graduation or within 6 weeks of graduation. Data regarding job placement is collected 3 months post-graduation. Job placement rates for the last five years are provided below.
Graduates of the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science sit for the Medical Laboratory Scientist exam offered through the ASCP Board of Certification. Successful completion of the BOC exam assures eligibility for employment in clinical laboratories throughout the United States. CCMLS graduates consistently perform above the national mean on this exam. The % pass rate for graduate cohorts for a 5 year period is provided below.
The ASCP Board of Certification % Pass Rate for CCMLS students is shown graphically below compared to university based programs and nationally for all individuals who sat for the exam.
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