Sixteen former students at Lake Superior College in Duluth say they were misled about the school's plans to accredit its ultrasonography program.
The students are suing the college because without that accreditation, they say it's nearly impossible to get the clinical training or take the certification exam needed for practicing in their field. The former students say many health organizations require graduates to come from an accredited school.
The plaintiffs cite an email from an instructor in March 2010 which stated the accrediting board planned a site visit that August. But, the college's attorney said in court this week that was an incorrect statement. WDIO-TV says the instructor has since left the school and the program was suspended last year.
The college said it could not comment on pending litigation.