COLA funds endowment to support community college lab training program

June 23, 2014

The accreditor of medical laboratories COLA recently funded a $25,000 endowment to expand Howard Community College’s (Columbia, MD) newly created Medical Laboratory Technician program. The gift is designed to help create further awareness of laboratory science careers at a time when there are more than 40,000 current lab job vacancies in the United States.

COLA accredits nearly 7,500 medical laboratories and provides the clinical laboratory with a program of education, consultation, and accreditation. The organization is an independent, non-profit accreditor whose education program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet CLIA 88 and other regulatory requirements. COLA’s program is endorsed by the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP), and the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC). Learn more about accreditation services, educational products, and online educational opportunities offered by COLA.

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