Histologic Technician Training (AS Degree S1211)

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Choose one course from the following:3-5
Introductory Human Physiology
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 35Human Anatomy5
HT 1Introduction to Histotechnology1
HT 2Scientific Basics for Histotechnicians3
HT 10Histology3
HT 12Beginning Histotechniques5
HT 14Advanced Histotechniques5
HT 16Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry4
HT 17Work Experience in Histotechnology4
MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4-5
or MICR 22 Microbiology
Total Units42-45

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

Contact:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880
(773) 714-8886 (fax)
info@naacls.org
http://naacls.org/

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
HT 1 Introduction to Histotechnology 1 1
HT 2 Scientific Basics for Histotechnicians 3 3
BIOL 1 General Biology 4 4
CHEM 10 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors 5 5
CHEM 10 or 40 is an advisory for HT 2 2  
and Micr 22, 1 or 26 6  
 Units13
Winter Term 1
MICR 1 or 22 advisory for HT 12 2  
 Units0
Spring Term 1
HT 12 Beginning Histotechniques 5 5
ANAT 35 Human Anatomy 5 5
ANAT 35 is required; ANAT 10A is not acceptable 0  
 Units10
Summer Term 1
A/AS PE 1  
HT 17 Work Experience in Histotechnology 2 1-4
HT 17 1-2 units; 4 units total; offered all terms 4  
 Units1-4
Fall Term 2
HT 10 Histology 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
HT 14 Advanced Histotechniques 5 5
 Units12
Winter Term 2
HT 17 Work Experience in Histotechnology 2 1-4
HT 17 1-2 units; 4 units total; offered all terms 4  
 Units1-4
Spring Term 2
HT 16 Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry 4 4
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units9
Summer Term 2
A/AS AMIST 3  
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Fall Term 3
A/AS HUM 3  
A/AS BEH 3  
A/AS ARTS 3  
A/AS SELF 3  
Histologic Technician, AS S1211 1  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units0
 Total Units50-56
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