Our Mission & Program Goals
The Berkshire Medical Center School of Medical Technology's mission is to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date, high quality, affordable education in the field of medical technology to qualified students.
The School of Medical Technology was established to educate those persons interested in contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of disease by the performance of important laboratory testing that will prove helpful to healthcare providers.
The philosophy of Berkshire Medical Center School of Medical Technology is to give the MT student supervised participation in the clinical laboratory along with an academic program. The practical experience of dealing with patients and patient specimens gives the student an awareness of responsibility and establishes a sense of self discipline and confidence so that upon graduation, the student is prepared to take the Registry examinations and is capable of being an effective member of the clinical laboratory science profession.
Our program encourages active participation in the profession and a commitment to life-long learning.
The goals of Berkshire Medical Center School of Medical Technology are:
- To provide high quality instruction, both academically and clinically, in all areas of the clinical lab so that students receive a strong knowledge base and strong clinical skills as evidenced by exam scores and clinical outcomes.
- To provide students with the skills and experience to communicate and interact with other healthcare professionals and patients.
- To provide students with the relevant skills and experience to provide high quality customer service.
- To adequately prepare students for the successful completion of the national certification examinations.
- To provide entry level medical technologists for the profession who meet entry level competencies as evidenced by the successful completion of the clinical rotations.
- To provide students with adequate skills and experience for clinical decision making, quality assurance, performance improvement, and regulatory compliance.