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November 12-15, 2014
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November 12, 2014

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November 12, 2014

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Training & Education CommiTTEE

Training & Education Committee - Molecular Technologist Training

Degree Programs

Kennesaw State University
 Baccalaureate Degree - Cytogenetics Specialty
 Contact Person: Dr. Xueya Hauge
 
Phone: 770- 423-6163
 
E-mail
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)


 

Michigan State University
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Molecular Science. This degree consists of 110 credits in on campus courses and 10 credits of clinical experience.
 Contact Person: Dr. Kathy Doig or Lindsy Hengesbach, MS
 Phone: (517) 353-7800
 Email (Dr. Doig) or Email (Lindsy Hengesbach)
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

Northern Michigan University (in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic)
 Baccalaureate Degree program in Diagnostic Genetics - Molecular Specialty
 Contact Person: Lucille Contois
 Phone: 
(906) 227-2885
 E-mail
 
Web Site


 
NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
 M.S. in Molecular Pathology
 Contact Person: Lori Rice-Spearman, Program Director
 Phone: (806)-743-3255
 E-mail
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

University of Connecticut                                
 Baccalaureate Degree - Molecular Specialty and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
 Contact Person: Martha Keagle, Program Director
 Phone:  860-486-0037
 E-mail
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

University of Kansas Medical Center
 Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, Molecular Biotechnology Specialty
 Contact Person: Eric Elsinghorst, Ph.D
 Phone:  913-588-5220
 E-mail
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master's Degree in Molecular Diagnostic Science (MMDS).  This program provides professional education at the graduate level for laboratory scientists in the area of molecular diagnosis for acquired, inherited, and infectious diseases.  It prepares professionals who are competent in performing and interpreting molecular-based laboratory tests, explaining the appropriate use and meaning of molecular-based tests to other health care professionals, and establishing and validating new molecular methods in a clinical laboratory. The MMDS curriculum is designed to open doors to a variety of careers including positions in clinical laboratories, research laboratories, corporate settings and academic institutions.
 Contact Person: Susan M. Orton, PhD, D(ABMLI)
 Phone:  (919) 843-4354
 Fax:    (919) 966-8384
 E-mail
 Web Site


 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 ASCP Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Dec. 2008)

 


 

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Program in Molecular Genetic Technology

Course 1 Description: Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Genetic Technology.  This Program is a three-semester, highly intensive course of study that integrates classroom lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and technical experiences to prepare each student for national certification as a molecular genetic technologist.

Course 2 Description: Master of Science Degree in Diagnostic Genetics. This Program is a 2-year, highly intensive course of study that integrates classroom lectures, laboratory demonstration, technical experiences, and research oriented to prepare each student for national certification as a diagnostic genetic technologist.


 Contact Person:
Peter Hu, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMCGCM, MBCM
 Phone:
713-563-3095
 E-mail

Web Site


 ASCP Eligible Upon Completion: YES
 (Updated Dec 2012)

 


 

University of Texas, San Antonio                   
 Baccalaureate Degree - Molecular Specialty
 Contact Person: Betty Dunn
 Phone:  210-567-8865
 E-mail
 Web Site

 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: NO
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

Training Programs

 

Michigan State University
 Course Description: Three graduate level courses aimed at the laboratory practitioner, providing the theory and practice of molecular diagnostics in the clinical laboratory.  Two of the courses are on-line "lecture" classes (MT830 & MT831) and the third is an intense week long wet laboratory (MT832) provided to allow transfer of knowledge to practice.
 Contact Person: John A. Gerlach, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
 Phone:  517-432-3467
 E-mail
 Web Site
 Training Dates:  Three 14 week semesters: MT830 is offered online Fall and Spring, MT831 is offered online Spring and Summer, MT832 is offered only Summer.
 Location: Online/Michigan
 Cost: $859 each course
 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: NO
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

BTCI   (Sponsored by Promega)
 Course Description: Molecular Technologies for the Clinical Laboratory
 Contact Person: Amy Prevost
 Phone:  608-277-2466
 E-mail
 Web Sites: http://www.btci.org/courses/introductory/mtcl05.html and www.btci.org.
 Training Dates: 40 hours (1 week)
 Location: Madison, WI
 Cost: $750 (student) or $1,000 (professional)
 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: NO
 (Updated Jan. 2006)

 


 

Virginia Commonwealth University
 Course Description: Two week practicum with instruction and hands-on experience
 Contact Person: Guoyan Gao, MS
 Phone:  804-628-2578
 E-mail
 Web Site
 
 Training Dates:  Two-week, on-site course offered monthly
 Location: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
 Cost: $2,700
 NCA Eligible Upon Completion: NO
 (Updated July. 2007)

CE Programs

Sponsoring Institution: Roche Molecular Diagnostics Services
 Program Description: The program is designed for laboratory technologists and currently includes a set of 3 CD-ROM-based educational programs (Genetics, Molecular Technology and Regulatory Education).  All of the programs are P.A.C.E.R, FL State and CMLE accredited. This program features an online testing system that manages payment, test administration and immediately conveys contact hours via a printable certificate customized for the type of credits the tester chooses.  The three courses offer a total of 16 contact hours.
 Contact Person: Available to Roche customers only, contact your local Roche Molecular Account Specialists for details
 Cost: $15.00 per credit hour

 


 

Sponsoring Institution: The University of North Dakota
 Program Description: The University of North Dakota now offers an online lecture series on molecular diagnostics that provides introductory, intermediate and advanced explanations of molecular biological techniques, as well as applications, nomenclature and instrumentation. This program will support a comprehensive understanding of clinical molecular diagnostics. Individuals will obtain P.A.C.E. credit for continuing education, as well as prepare for board certification as a technologist in molecular pathology. Total Contact Hours: 25
 Cost: $500. For labs with 10 or more people enrolling, there is a 20% discount for each person.
 Contact Person: For more information, visit the LEND webpage at: http:/www.medicine.nodak.edu/lend
 or contact Chris Triske.

 

Routes for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification

 (http:www.ascp.org)
 Certification of Molecular Pathology, MP (ASCP)

Molecular Pathology certification enables those who work in this dynamic part of the laboratory to achieve recognition. With an emphasis on molecular techniques and applications, this certification is an excellent opportunity for you to confirm your knowledge and experience.

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1:

ASCP certified as a technologist (MT, CT, HTL, BB, C, H, I, or M) or specialist (SBB, SC, SCT, SH, SI, SM, or SV) AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, OR

Route 2:

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics AND successful completion of a NAACLS-approved baccalaureate molecular diagnostics or molecular biotechnology Program, OR

Route 3:

Baccalaureate degree in biological or chemical science from a regionally accredited college/university AND 12 months acceptable clinical laboratory experience in molecular diagnostics in a CLIA regulated, accredited clinical laboratory in the past 5 years, OR

Route 4:

Graduate level degree (Masters or Doctorate) in the natural sciences or medical laboratory sciences from a regionally accredited college/university AND six months acceptable clinical laboratory experience in molecular diagnostics in a CLIA regulated, accredited clinical laboratory within the last 5 years.