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This program is offered fully online.
The Graduate Certificate in Infection Control enhances the knowledge base of post-baccalaureate nurses, medical technologists, microbiologists, or other health professionals employed as infection control practitioners. The director is certified in infection control (CIC) and brings over 20 years of infection control experience to administer this program. The design of the certificate encourages critical thinking skills that build competency for infection control professionals and provides managerial skills for effective infection control practice. The courses in the certificate program provide a comprehensive knowledge base to prepare students for the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) examination. (Note: specific infection control practical experience requirements must be met to sit for the CBIC exam).
This certificate is offered fully online.
Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements. The applicant must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in nursing, medicine, microbiology or one in a related environmental or occupational health field. Appropriate work experience is required.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
Time Limit / Average time to Completion
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, it is possible to complete the certificate in one year if two courses are taken in the fall semester.