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Categorical Certificate Training Program

Overview

Categorical Certificate Training Overview

Purpose

Provides rapid training for individuals who possess a baccalaureate or advanced degree in chemistry, biology or other basic sciences.

Outcome

Students who successfully complete all requirements of this program become eligible to sit for certification examination as Technologists in chemistry, hematology, microbiology or blood banking through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Specialty Areas

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • CORE (Chemistry + Hematology)
  • Microbiology
  • Blood Banking

Students select ONE specialty area for certification.

Program Details

Program length varies with specialty and semester of entry.

  • Spring admission: two semesters plus clinical rotation
  • Fall admission: three semesters plus clinical rotation

For the Blood Bank Categorical Certificate, applicants must already be employed in a blood bank laboratory (minimum of one-year experience) to be eligible for admission

Why the Department of Medical & Research Technology (DMRT)?

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Small class size and high faculty-to-student ratio
  • Internships available at hospital laboratories

Benefits

  • Increases the marketability of individuals into the health professions.
  • Expands employment opportunities.
  • Provides preparation for a profession with a well-defined career ladder in hospital laboratories, public and private research laboratories, as well as in education.
  • Provides preparation for a profession that offers long-term flexibility, stability and advancement.
  • Provides an excellent academic foundation for the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science 

Chemistry

Categorical Certificate Training - Chemistry

Eligible for C(ASCP) Technologist Certification

Option #1 Spring Admission (3 Semesters)

Spring Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Instrumentation/Analytical Methods 4 credits
Lab Management /QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2 credits
Clinical Chemistry 4 credits
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Chemistry Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL   21 credits  

Option #2 Fall Admission (4 Semesters)

Fall Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Instrumentation/Analytical Methods 4 credits
Lab Management/QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2 credits
Clinical Chemistry 4 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Chemistry Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 21 credits

Blood Banking

Categorical Certificate Training - Blood Banking

Blood Banking Categorical*

Eligible for BB(ASCP) Technologist Certification

Fall Semester
Intro to Lab Techniques 1 credit
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Hematology I 3 credits
Lab Management /QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Immunohematology 4 credits
MEDT 408 Research Topic 2 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Immunohematology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 20 credits

* Must be working in a blood bank laboratory (minimum one-year experience)

Hematology

Categorical Certificate Training - Hematology

OPTION #1 Spring Admission (3 Semesters)

Spring Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Hematology I 3 credits
Lab Management/QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Hematology II 3 credits
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Hematology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 19 credits

OPTION #2 Fall Admission (3 Semesters)

Fall Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Hematology I 3 credits
Lab Management/QA/Regs 3 credits
Fall Semester
Hematology II 3 credits
UA/Body Fluids 2 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Hematology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 19 credits

Microbiology

Categorical Certificate Program - Microbiology

Eligible for M(ASCP) Technologist Certification

OPTION # 1 Spring Admission (3 Semesters)

Spring Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Pathogenic Microbiology 4 credits
Parasitology/Mycology 3 credits
Lab Management /QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Clinical Microbiology 3 credits
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Cellular & Molecular Biology (optional) 4 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Microbiology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 21-25 credits

OPTION # 2 Fall Admission (4 Semesters)

Fall Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Pathogenic Microbiology 4 credits
Parasitology/Mycology 3 credits
Lab Management/QA/Regs 3 credits
Fall Semester
Clinical Microbiology 3 credits
Cellular & Molecular Biology (optional) 4 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Microbiology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL: 21-25 credits

CORE

Categorical Certificate Training - CORE

Eligible for C,H(ASCP) Technologist Certification

OPTION #1 Spring Admission (3 Semesters)

Spring Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Hematology I 3 credits
Instrumentation/Analytical Methods 4 credits
Lab Management /QA/Reg Issues 3 credits
Fall Semester
Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2 credits
Clinical Chemistry 4 credits
Hematology II 3 credits
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Chemistry Rotation 3 credits
Clinical Hematology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

OPTION #2 Fall Admission (4 Semesters)

Fall Semester
Intro to Laboratory Techniques 1 credit
Clinical Immunology 4 credits
Spring Semester
Hematology I 3 credits
Instrumentation/Anal Methods 4 credits
Lab Management/QA/Regs 3 credits
Fall Semester
Hematology II 3 credits
Clinical Chemistry 4 credits
Urinalysis/Body Fluids 2 credits
Spring Semester
Clinical Chemistry Rotation 3 credits
Clinical Hematology Rotation 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits