Five Moraine Park Technical College health sciences programs have received accreditations in 2006-07.
“Since they tie our clinical affiliates and national accrediting bodies together, accreditations ensure that our program graduates meet the highest national standards and are prepared to enter the workforce,” said John Phillips, Moraine Park dean of health sciences.
In April 2007, Moraine Park’s Radiography associate degree program received an initial two-year accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Radiography program provides the medical community with the entry-level radiologic technologists who are able to perform diagnostic medical radiography and successfully complete the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program integrates general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.
The Surgical Technology associate degree program received a full five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Five-year accreditation is the highest level available to educational institutions. Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, RNs and other surgical personnel in delivering optimal patient care. They assume responsibilities before, during and after surgery for preparing the operating room, securing supplies, setting up equipment and instruments for the team and anticipating the surgeon’s needs during the surgical procedure.
The Clinical Laboratory Technician and Respiratory Therapist associate degree programs also have five-year accreditation. Respiratory Therapist is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. This program prepares students for a health career that involves the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders. An aging population and an increase in diagnosed cardiopulmonary disorders have created a high demand for skilled professionals.
The Clinical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Students are prepared for careers as medical laboratory or clinical laboratory technicians in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. Clinical Affiliates of the Program include Agnesian Healthcare of Fond du Lac, Community Health Network of Berlin and Synergy Health of West Bend, among others.
The Medical Assistant program received a full three-year accreditation from the CAAHEP. The medical assistant profession is one of the fastest-growing occupations. Moraine Park’s program prepares students to assist doctors in a variety of clinical tasks.
For more information about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu or call an outreach specialist at 1-800-472-4554.