Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cytotechnology (final year 2021-22)
The UNMC Cytotechnology program will be transitioning to a Master of Diagnostic Cytology degree in fall 2022. We will update information as it becomes available. Contact program officials for more information.
Length: 12 months (3 semesters)
Program Start: Fall semester
Class Size: Varies by site
Campus Location: Omaha & Satellite Sites
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Application Open: January 25, 2021
Application Close: April 1, 2021
Interviews: Program will work with applicants to schedule interviews.
Cytotechnologists perform microscopic examinations of specially stained slides of human cells from sites throughout the body for the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
UNMC’s cytotechnology program:
- is a leader in virtual microscopy (VM). Students have access to thousands of annotated images for studying from anywhere at any time, practicing their screening and interpretation skills inside and outside the classroom setting.
- is a leader in distance education, with nine approved satellite sites:
- Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL
- UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
- BayCare, Greater Tampa Bay area, Florida
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- ProPath, Dallas, TX
- Sonora Quest Laboratories, Phoenix, AZ
- Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (Coming Soon)
- provides our students with the latest technology in the classroom.
“The profession is very versatile and I love the daily challenge. The program at UNMC has far exceeded my expectations.” - N. Baker, Cytotechnology graduate