Histotechnology Program Requirements

Educational Requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have completed ONE of the following:

An associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and at least one college-level math class.

Candidates who meet this requirement and successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the Histotechnician (HT) exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

OR

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and at least one college-level math class.

Candidates who meet this requirement and successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the Histotechnologist (HTL) exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

All applicants must have earned a C or better in the required biology, chemistry and math classes, and must have maintained an overall C or better average.

College Coursework

Completed college coursework in the following areas is preferred, but not required:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physiology

Experience

Prior experience working in a medical laboratory is helpful.

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