Three Southeast Community College
programs of study recently received letters from their accrediting boards indicating
that they have met necessary requirements and will continue to be accredited or
that the process to become reaccredited will continue.
Medical Laboratory Technology, Paramedic
and Surgical Technology programs are the most recent SCC programs involved in
the accreditation process.
Last spring the National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences conducted a site visit to SCC’s
MLT program. Accreditation for the program will continue until Oct. 31, 2020.
As a result, the program will commence the continuing accreditation process
with submission of the Self-Study Report on Oct. 1, 2019, and the scheduling of
a site visit during spring 2020.
In addition, 25 institutions were
recognized as clinical affiliates of the program. Janis Bible chairs the
program, which is located on SCC’s Lincoln Campus.
The Committee on Accreditation of
Educational Programs for the EMS Professions sent a letter of review to SCC’s
Paramedic program, indicating that an earlier expiration date of Jan. 1, 2014,
had been removed since Ryan Batenhorst, program chair, earned his Bachelor of
Arts degree in July from Bellevue University. The program, which is located on
the Lincoln Campus, will now continue in the accreditation process and be
placed on the schedule for a site visit.
The Accreditation Review Council
on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting reviewed and approved the Core Curriculum
for Surgical Technology implementation request submitted by SCC’s Surgical Technology
program. The council commended SCC for its dedication to providing quality
education to students, as well as its commitment to maintaining the national
standard for surgical technologists. Sharon Rehn is chair of the program, which
is located on the Lincoln Campus.
Persons interested in more
information about the programs are asked to contact the program chairs: MLT
program, Janis Bible, 402-437-2760; Paramedic program, Batenhorst, 402-437-2795;
or the Surgical Technology program, Sharon Rehn, 402-437-2785.