This Post-Bachelor’s Certificate program is a partnership with the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to prepare students to work in a clinical microbiology laboratory who lack a formal degree or certification in medical laboratory sciences (MLS). Students will progress through four online courses containing all of the clinical microbiology content included in a bachelor level MLS program, which also includes laboratory operations and an in-person clinical rotation of 160 hours minimum. After completion of this certificate program students will qualify to take the Technologist in Microbiology M(ASCP) certification exam from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) via Route 3.
Program Prerequisites: None.
Program Requirements: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or have completed a baccalaureate degree with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biology and chemistry.
Grade Requirements: to receive a Technologist in Microbiology Post Baccalaureate Certificate students will need to pass each certificate course with a minimum grade of a “B-” or higher.