Histologic Technician Training (AS Degree S1211)
Natural Sciences Division
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:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|Choose one course from the following:||3-5|
|Introductory Human Physiology|
|Introduction to Immunology|
|Choose one course from the following:||5|
|Chemistry for Allied Health Majors|
|Introduction to General Chemistry|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry I - Honors|
|ANAT 35||Human Anatomy||5|
|HT 1||Introduction to Histotechnology||1|
|HT 2||Scientific Basics for Histotechnicians||3|
|HT 12||Beginning Histotechniques||5|
|HT 14||Advanced Histotechniques||5|
|HT 16||Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry||4|
|HT 17||Work Experience in Histotechnology||4|
|MICR 1||Principles of Microbiology||4-5|
|or MICR 22||Microbiology|
The Histologic Technician Training program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
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 a Histotechnician
- demonstrate superior technical skills
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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