Technologist in Microbiology Certificate

Complete a structured microbiology curriculum within the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program to be eligible for the Technologist in Microbiology (M) Categorical Certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).  Gain job skills in an accessible, affordable, Christian higher education experience.


Program Type: Certificate
Program Length: 17-20 credits
Course Format: Interactive online
Program Entry: August and January
Application Deadline: June 1 each year
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online  



  • MLSC 230 - Fundamentals of Clinical Microbiology
  • MLSC 320 - Fundamentals of Immunology 
  • MLSC 421 - Clinical Immunology, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics
  • MLSC 431 - Clinical Bacteriology 
  • MLSC 432 - Specialized Clinical Microbiology
  • MLSC 433 - Clinical Microbiology Practicum
  • MLSC 470 - Laboratory Operations & Best Practices


  • Achieve MLS didactive competency by passing ASCP's Technologist in Microbiology Examination
  • Apply MLS entry-level psychomotor, clinical, and professional skills  for service to humanity
  • Exhibit proficiency in data evaluation, administrative skills and safety in lab practice
  • Practice ethics and professionalism reflecting the Andrews University mission 







  • Has completed a regionally accredited bachelor's degree  with a biology or chemistry major OR 30 biology and chemistry semester credits in or added to the bachelor's degree OR an equivalent international credential
  • Overal GPA AND cognate science GPA both 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  • Meets the MLS Program Essential Functions
  • Had completed all prerequisites prior to first registration



  • Internationally recognized Adventist faculty
  • Complete program without leaving work or home
  • Network with peers from diverse communities
  • Dedicated online educators will help you finish at your chosen pace
  • Retool for greater intercultural service,  anytime, anywhere