Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Sciences Workforce Development Certificates

These certificates are designed to enhance the NIU (Northern Illinois University) clinical affiliate medical laboratory professional working in a clinical core lab or clinical microbiology lab in their pursuit of external credentialing. Applicants must be working in a clinical lab setting and hold a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry. Students in each certificate will take the required courses, however in collaboration with their clinical lab workplace supervisor, additional courses may be completed. Additional courses such as AHLS 303 Immunohematology, AHLS 304 Foundations of MLS, and AHLS 497 MLT to MLS Integrated Experience - may be required to be eligible for an external credential or employer requirements. To earn each certificate, students must maintain a good academic standing in the university, achieve a minimum grade of C in each certificate course, and complete all certificate course work within two (2) academic years.

The student must first apply to NIU as a postbaccalaureate visiting student. https://www.niu.edu/admissions/path/guest-reenter/apply.shtml

For more information on these certificates please contact the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Director at SHS@niu.edu. A certificate path can be found here which outlines typical sequence of coursework.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Workforce Development Certificate in Clinical Core Lab (12)

Medical Laboratory Sciences Workforce Development Certificate in Clinical Microbiology Lab (7)