Specialists in blood bank technology are knowledgeable in all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine and are subject matter experts on AABB quality systems and FDA compliance requirements related to blood establishments. Specialists in blood bank technology work within the blood center and transfusion medicine fields as technical supervisors, laboratory administrators, quality regulatory assessors, educators and researchers.

Program Overview

The Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine program (SBBT/TM) is a 12-month, non-credit, online program for individuals currently employed in the blood bank field. All course materials and examinations are completed online with required clinical rotations completed at locations chosen by the student. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion.

The SBB/TM curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume positions as technical specialists in the field of blood banking and to take the Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) national exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Completion of this SBBT/TM program does not allow graduates to sit for the ASCP exam following Route 1. Individuals interested in the ASCP SBB exam should visit www.ascp.org for details on eligibility requirements following Route 2 for SBB certification.

Admission & Program Requirements

Students are eligible for admission into the SBBT/TM program provided they meet the specific program admission requirements outlined on the Carolinas College Information Portal. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law.

System/Technology Requirements

Students need access to the following hardware and software requirements.

One of the following operating systems (with updates enabled):

  • Windows: 10, 8.1
  • Mac: OS X 10.10 to 10.13
  • iOS: 7.0+ (iPad only)

Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable, satellite)

One GB free hard drive space (500 MB for iPads or Surfaces)


  • Modern internet browser (Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Edge)
  • Office 365 for education (provided by the College)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Java
  • Modern Anti-virus program (AVG, AVAST, Windows Defender)
  • Modern media player

Some courses may require additional specialized software or hardware (e.g. webcams, headsets, etc.). In this case, these requirements will be clearly outlined in the course syllabus.

More Information

For more information on this program, visit the Carolinas College Information Portal.


Program Information

Program Fee: $2800