Certificate Programs

Michigan State University Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program offers online post-baccalaureate Certificate Programs in Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics, Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry, Managing Biomedical Laboratory Operations, and Transfusion Service Management. These programs are designed for working medical laboratory professionals in need of updating their skills as well as continuing education requirements. Completion of the related course sequences with a passing grade is required to receive the certificate of completion. The theory portion of the courses is taught online. You do not need to be a computer expert but it will help if you have a basic understanding of how your computer works and how to use it to search the internet. MSU has a 24/7 help desk that can help you with your technology issues as they arise. The average student should be able to complete one module per week in about 4-6 hours.

Individuals seeking certification in molecular biology from the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) will find these courses provide solid preparation for national credentialing examinations. However, these courses are not a prerequisite or a requirement for taking the certifying exams. To determine your eligibility, contact ASCP. These courses will also be applicable to those requiring continuing education credits for relicensing or recertification. These certificate programs also provide valuable preparation for work in modern medical and biological laboratories for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the biological sciences.

Recognition of Completion

All courses within the specific certificate program must be taken in order to receive the certificate of completion. Certificates are mailed from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program after successful completion of all sections/courses. Some of these certificate programs have three or four courses as part of the certificate granting process.