Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking for Medical Laboratory Science

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 practicum. The clinical practicum usually is taken on a full-time basis upon completion of didactic coursework. Students are typically in a clinical laboratory eight hours per day (daytime hours), five days per week. Students must be able to fulfill the necessary time requirement for the practicum.* Visit the program website for additional program information.

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 practicum.

MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
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.