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For Specialists in the Health Sciences: Medicine, Nutrition, and the Environment


Different programs for different career paths

This department has different programs designed to meet certification needs for various occupations, including medical laboratory technologist, food sanitation supervisor, and working environment measurement expert class-2. From the time of admission, students follow a curriculum designed for their intended career path.

Medical laboratory technologist / National certification program

Medical laboratory technologists work in hospitals or other medical facilities where they handle laboratory tests of biological organisms, blood, and excretions, as well as physiological tests, like electrocardiograms and ultrasounds. Students must graduate with credits in certain courses to be eligible to take the national certification exam.

Food sanitation supervisor, food sanitation inspector / Certification program

Food sanitation supervisors are certified in the sanitary management of the processes implemented in such industries as the meat product manufacturing industry. Food sanitation inspectors are technically trained public officials who are employed by quarantine stations and public health centers to perform sanitation inspections and provide education and guidance to food manufacturers and restaurants. Both can be certified by appointment after earning credits in the required courses.

Working environment measurement expert / Certification program

The primary job of a working environment measurement expert is to survey harmful substances present in the environments where people work. Students can earn exemption from the exam by obtaining a medical laboratory technologist license and taking accredited courses. After graduating, individuals must take the working environment measurement expert training course and pass the final exam to obtain certification.

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