Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Certificate

This certificate program offers a flexible online education to meet your needs as an experienced professional seeking advanced knowledge of immunohematology and its 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 specialist in blood bank (SBB) technology certificate 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. (Check the ASCP website for eligibility requirements for these certifications.)

Please note these online study restrictions for non-Illinois residents and international students.

SBB coursework transfer policy: If you have received SBB training from an accredited program outside of Rush University, you may receive up to 17 semester hours for your equivalent coursework after successfully completing a departmental evaluation.

Quick Facts
Program Type:

Full-Time or Part-Time

Location:

Online

Length:

1 Years

Average Class Size:

10

Tuition:

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2016 Outcomes

First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes students who have been out of the SBB program > 1 year)

  Rush Program National
Number of Examinees 11 166
Number Passing (Percent) 82% 46%
Number Failing (Percent) 18% 54%

2015 Outcomes

First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes students who have been out of the SBB program > 1 year)

  Rush Program National
Number of Examinees 19 164
Number Passing (Percent) 58% 47%
Number Failing (Percent) 42% 53%

2014 Outcomes

First time examinees from the total population this cycle (includes students who have been out of the SBB program > 1 year)

  Rush Program National
Number of Examinees 10 164
Number Passing (Percent) 80% 47%
Number Failing (Percent) 20% 53%

Honestly, I am having a blast with this program. I never thought I would look forward to coming home and doing homework, but I am. I am really impressed with the caliber of students, all of the different perspectives that are presented, and the materials. I am so happy to be apart of this program.

Shauna M. Sturgill, current student

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