Histologic Technician Training, AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S1211

This program provides on-campus and on-site technical training in the field of histotechnology, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridation. Training on campus will utilize samples routinely prepared in both clinical and research facilities. As part of their formal training, students of histotechnology will work through study guides provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for its certification examination. Partnerships with local facilities will allow for work experience and internship sites, required for certification of histotechnology graduates, and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Choose one course from the following:3-5
Introductory Human Physiology
Human Physiology
Introduction to Immunology
ANAT 35Human Anatomy 5
Choose one course from the following:5
Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
Introduction to General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I - Honors
HT 1Introduction to Histotechnology 1
HT 2Scientific Basics for Histotechnicians 3
HT 10Histology 3
HT 12Beginning Histotechniques 5
HT 14Advanced Histotechniques 5
HT 16Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry 4
HT 17Work Experience in Histotechnology 4
MICR 1Principles of Microbiology 4-5
or MICR 22 Microbiology
Total Units42-45

The Histologic Technician Training program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880
(773) 714-8886 (fax)

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • successfully pass the Histotechnician American Society for Clinical Pathology Exam (ASCP)
  • be employed as histotechnicians
  • demonstrate superior technical skills

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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