Our Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Certificate program is intended for experienced medical laboratory scientists seeking advanced knowledge of immunohematology and related disciplines.
The program enables you to do the following:
- Gain knowledge in an exciting field
- Expand your job opportunities and earning potential
- Communicate with other peer professionals
- Review blood bank problems and case studies with in-depth discussions
- Earn graduate credit
While enrolled in the program, you may also complete the Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Management option.
These programs prepare you for the SBB and diplomat in laboratory management certification examinations offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP).
Eligibility requirements for these certifications are available on the ASCP website.
SBB coursework transfer policy: If you have received SBB training from an accredited program outside of RUSH University, you may receive up to 11 credit hours for your equivalent coursework after successfully completing a departmental evaluation.
We use a teacher-practitioner model. This means your teachers are experienced practitioners in their fields.
2022 SBB Program Outcomes
First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes only students from 2022), updated as students take the exam:
|Number of Examinees||14||185|
|Number Passing (Percent)||71%||48%|
|Number Failing (Percent)||29%||52%|
2021 SBB Program Outcomes
First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes only students from 2021), updated as students take the exam:
|Number of Examinees||15||179|
|Number Passing (Percent)||70%||55%|
|Number Failing (Percent)||30%||45%|
2020 SBB Program Outcomes
First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes only students from 2020), updated as students take the exam:
|Number of Examinees||23||136|
|Number Passing (Percent)||74%||52%|
|Number Failing (Percent)||26%||48%|
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
This is based on the recommendation of the American Association of Blood Banks’ Committee on Accreditation of Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Schools:
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
The program must have the following goal-defining minimum expectations:
“To prepare competent entry-level Specialists in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine (SBBT/TM) in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.”
Program Length and Location
Our Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Certificate is an online program that takes one year (six courses) to complete.
Please note that there are online study restrictions for non-Illinois residents and international students.
Clinical experiences may be arranged at blood centers and hospitals near your home. In some cases, your place of employment may qualify.
If you have prior clinical experience, you may be eligible to earn credit by proficiency based on a standardized departmental evaluation.
At RUSH University, we know your education is a big investment. We want to make sure you have all the information to be able to make the best financial decisions for you and your family.
Tuition for the Specialist in Blood Bank Technology certificate program is $991 per credit.
Blood Bank Technology Career Opportunities
Specialists in blood bank technology perform and supervise both routine and specialized tests in blood centers and hospital-based transfusion services.
Our graduates are prepared to function as managers, educators, researchers or technical consultants. You will be able to work as part of the health care team in providing care to donors and patients.