Ndola College of Biomedical Sciences initially used to offer a 2 year certificate in medical laboratory services.
The proposal for upgrading the institution from a certificate awarding school to a diploma awarding college was approved in May 1999 as part of the Ireland Aid Support programme to Zambia through the Ministry of Health. The Ireland Aid in collaboration with Ministry of Health, provided funds for the infrastructure development and training of lecturers in the Republic of Ireland.
The diploma programme was commenced on 31st July 2001, with the first student intake of 18, comprising 11 female and 7 males.
To date 163 students have graduated from the college since inception (2001).
The Institution has nine (9) full time lecturers specialized in at least one of the following disciplines:
Cellular Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology Haematology/Blood Transfusion Science and Biochemistry.
The college also utilizes part-time lecturers from Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), Arthur Davison Hospital and Ndola Central Hospital to meet curriculum.
The college has state of the art computer laboratory, internet connection, library, lecture theatre, seminar room, audio visual room, 4 specialized laboratories, class rooms and a unit for Continued Professional Development (CPD).