Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking for Medical Laboratory Science

Admitted students complete required courses either on a part-time or full-time basis. Courses in the major are designed to broaden the student's foundation in the sciences in preparation for the clinical phase of the program. All courses are taught online, with the exception of the clinical practica.

The clinical practica are usually taken on a full-time basis upon completion of didactic course work. Students are typically in a clinical laboratory eight hours per day (daytime hours), five days per week. Admitted students must be able to fulfill the necessary time requirement for the practica.*

Completion of the certificate qualifies the graduate to take the Technologist in Blood Banking examination offered by national certifying agencies.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 16 credits in required courses, including the clinical practica.

Required
MLS 4118Laboratory Operations
MLS 4140Clinical Laboratory Mgt
MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4150Immunohematology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4160Blood Bank Practicum

 *Clinical rotations, lasting between one to four weeks each, are completed at an approved clinical site. They may vary in length.