January 17, 2023
Tallahassee Community College has announced that the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved the College to implement an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Laboratory Technology.
The A.S in Medical Laboratory Technology is a 76-credit hour program that can be completed in six terms and will be offered at the TCC Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education. The program is expected to launch in the fall of 2023 with an initial cohort of 30 students, targeting individuals employed in the healthcare industry who seek to upgrade their current skills as well as individuals interested in careers in healthcare environments.
TCC received a grant of $250,000 from Bank of America in late 2021 to fund the equipment needed to establish the program. TCC expects to hire one full-time and two part-time faculty members prior to the implementation of the program. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Medical Laboratory Sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university and a U.S. generalist certificate as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and/or Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology - Board Certification (ASCP-BOC). Qualified candidates can apply at bit.ly/MedTechFaculty.
The Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education features more than 85,000 square feet of learning space devoted to emergency medical services, nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care, pharmacy technology, and surgical technologies. The Center is located in the heart of Tallahassee’s medical corridor and is equipped with cutting-edge technology, allowing students to strengthen and apply their skills in simulated real-time settings. The facility houses classrooms, conference rooms, a one-of-a-kind onsite library and learning commons, an accredited simulation center, a computer lab, and administrative offices.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is the body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices primarily among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America, and certain other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications for membership from domestic institutions in the other 39 states, as well as international institutions of higher education around the world.