Histology Schools & Programs

Accredited Histology Schools by State

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Phoenix College

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Phoenix College offers a NAACLS accredited, hybrid based certificate or associate degree program in Histologic Technology. The hybrid design enable students to work while completing the program. The program is based in Arizona and serves the entire state. Students outside of Arizona need to be employed in a histology laboratory to be eligible for the program.


Jefferson State Community College

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Jefferson State's Histologic Technician (HST) Program prepares students for entry into the field of laboratory medicine in five semesters at affordable tuition rates. The HST Program consists of basic academic courses, HST courses taught online, on campus labs, and clinical experiences in one of several hospitals and reference laboratories in the greater Birmingham area.  


Merritt College, Peralta Community College District

Histotechnician Certificate of Achievement

The Histotechnician program provides on-campus and on-site technical training, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy and genomics. 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 histotechnician certificate graduates, and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.

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Mt. San Antonio College

Histologic Technician Program

  • Class Cap: 24
  • Begins: Fall Semester
  • Length: 4 semesters
  • Award: HT-AD

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TPMG Regional Laboratory

Program Information:


  • No tuition is charged to participate in the TPMG Histotechnician Training Program


  • Kaiser Permanente employees can receive up to $3000/year to off-set tuition fees to complete prerequisite courses


  • Additional information can be obtained upon request by contacting David Luong (David.T.Luong@kp.org). 


Delaware Technical & Community College

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Histotechnician Program

The Histotechnician Program provides comprehensive educational experiences that enable qualified students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to be eligible for the ASCP certification and for employment as histology technicians.

  • Class Cap: 6
  • Begins: Summer Semester
  • Length: 2 Years
  • Tuition: Res $1299, Non-Res $3247.90
  • Award: HT-AD


Barry University

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Histotechnology Specialization Programs:

BS Clinical Biology/Histotechnology specialization - Rolling admissions; fall, spring or summer start date. Plan to apply 3 months prior to the semester chosen to start. Evening, weekend and daytime classes. Program duration dependent on credit evaluation of previous college experience. Award: BS in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology. After successful completion of program student are eligible to sit for the HTL exam.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histology - Fall start date only. Plan to apply by early spring. Evening and late afternoon classes. Program duration is 9 months. Award: Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Histotechnology. After successful completion of program students are eligible to sit for the HTL exam.

MS clinical Biology/Histotechnology Specialization - Rolling admissions; fall or spring start date. Plan to apply 3 months prior to semester chosen to start. Evening, weekend and daytime classes. Program duration is 12 months for full-time students. Award: MS in clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology. After successful completion of program students are eligible to sit for the HTL exam. 

Florida State College at Jacksonville

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Associate in Science, Histologic Technology

This limited access program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) enables the graduate to sit for the ASCP Histologic Technician examination. Students who pass the HT (ASCP) exam will be eligible for Florida licensure in histotechnology through the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Department of Health. Students are evaluated for acceptance into the program based on academic criteria (completion of prerequisite courses) and interview. Selected histologic technology courses are formatted for Web-based and hybrid delivery; therefore, computer skills with Internet access is a program requirement. Distance students are welcome. Students may find it difficult to work during the practicum phase of the education (last two semesters) due to the number of required contact hours per week. Students will be expected to perform in a professional manner during the campus and practicum phases and must have excellent coordination skills.

Keiser University

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Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Histotechnology prepares students to work as Histotechnicians in a variety of anatomic pathology laboratory settings. The Histotechnology program is designed to develop technical and intellectual skills as well as developing individuals with a commitment to quality patient care, a passion for the profession, and continued growth within the field. Students learn the core requirements of histotechnology including processing and embedding of surgically removed anatomic specimens and microtomy. Student will master routine and special staining and Immunohistochmistry techniques that make it possible to distinguish tissue components through microscopic examination.

Keiser University Histotechnology Program at Orlando Campus was NAACLS accredited in 2010:

  • Students learn the core requirements of histotechnology
  • To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Histotechnology students must earn 67.0 credit hours
  • Students are eligible to sit for ASCP HT exam and to apply for different state licenses
  • Award: Associate of Science in Histotechnology
  • Length of core Program: 10 month, Daytime program for 1st 8th month from 8-1 p.m., M – F
  • Class Cap: 15

Keiser University Histotechnology Program at Pembroke Pines Campus was NAACLS accredited April 12, 2012:

  • Students learn the core requirements of histotechnology
  • Core Program Start Dates: Every 8 months
  • Length of Program: Daytime program from 8-1p.m., M – F
  • Class Cap: 15
  • To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Histotechnology students must earn 64.0 credit hours
  • Students are eligible to sit for ASCP HT exam

Miami Dade College

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Associate in Science, Histologic Technology

The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most program courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

The Associate in Science degree in Histologic Technology, teaches the knowledge of tissue and cellular structure. Students will develop skills in preparing, fixing processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining tissue, including brain, kidney, bone and muscle tissue. Actual surgical specimens are used in the laboratory settings.

As part of the program a supervised internship at an affiliated hospital, research or private laboratories is required. Students who enroll with a BS degree from a regionally accredited college or university after program completion sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology's Histotechnologist certification exam. Areas of study include:

  • Histotechnology
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Tissue Identification
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infectious Diseases and Control Practices


Albany State University 

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  • Class Cap: 20 Begins: Fall & Spring Semester
  • Length: 8-12 mos/2-3 semesters
  • Tuition: Res: $1,680 Non-Res: $5,220
  • Special Fees: $417 Financial Aid Available
  • Award: HT-AD and/or HT-C


Elgin Community College 

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Vocational Specialist Certificate

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center

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Histotechnician Program: OSF HealhCare Saint Francis Medical Center

  • Class Cap: 1-3
  • Begins: September
  • Length: 7 months
  • Tuition: $3500 per year
  • Award: HT-C


Anne Arundel Community College

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Short Description

The A.A.S. degree program in Histotechnology prepares the student for employment as a histotechnician to meet the current and the increasing demands for histotechnicians in hospitals and clinical settings. Histotechnicians are members of the laboratory team who prepare specimens for research or medical diagnosis by pathologists. Histotechnicians work with fragile, delicate tissue specimens, laboratory instruments, knives, chemicals and glass slides, all of which require mastery of skills and competency. 

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Director:

Briana Zeck, MS, HTL (ASCP)
410-777-7310 or blzeck@aacc.edu  
Office:  Health and Life Sciences Building 

*The school is in the process of obtaining accreditation from NAACLS.

Community College of Baltimore County

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Short Description

The A.A.S. degree program in Histotechnology is designed to prepare students to function in the highly complex arena of a histotechnology laboratory.  Histotechnicians (HTs) prepare human or animal tissue samples for microscopic examination.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Director:

CCBC Essex, Candice Grayson, M.S., M.A., MLS (ASCP)CM
443-840-1029 or cgrayson@ccbcmd.edu
Office:  Eustis Center for Health Professions, 003E


Beaumont Hospital 

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Histologic Technician and Histotechnologist Programs:

The School of Histologic Technicians (HT) is a 7 month laboratory NAACLS-accredited certificate program working with tissues from operating rooms, doctors' offices and autopsy. During the 7 am - 3:30 pm program, Monday through Friday, students learn the theory and technical skills in the Histology laboratory, related to infections, cancer and tissue abnormalities.

  • Tuition: either pay affiliated community college for 12-15 credits, or if already have AA/AS degree then pay Program $2500
  • Award: Certificate of completion

The School of Histotechnologists (HTL) is an 11.5 month NAACLS-accredited certificate laboratory program working with tissues from operating rooms, doctor's offices and autopsy. During the 7 am - 3:30 pm program, Monday through Friday, students learn the theory and technical skills for the Histology laboratory, Muscle enzyme histochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Electron microscopy, and Molecular pathology.

  • Tuition: either pay affiliated University for 24-28 credits, or if already have BA/BS degree then pay program $5000
  • Award: Certificate of completion
  • In addition, students learn management and education methodology principles, problem-solving and troubleshooting expertise, as well as research skills

Detroit Medical Center University Laboratories 

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DMCUL, School of Histotechnology, NAACLS accreditation, is a unique program contenting both Histotechnician (HT) and Histotechnologist (HTL), curriculum and clinical rotation experience. The graduates are eligible to take the HT, ASCP exam with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and HTL, ASCP exam with a Bachelor Degree in Science. The curriculum courses work concurrently with the practice lab and clinical rotation, consisting of: accessioning, distribution, tissue processing, embedding, microtome, automatic and manual staining, special staining and Cytopreparation.

DMCUL is a well diversity campus, housing over nine hospitals, where students develop skill sets in Immunohistochemistry, Enzyme Histochemistry and Electron Microscopy. The practice lab is a six months on hand experience, upon completion students submit selective blocks, H&E and special stain slides to Medical Advisory, for Competency Assessments, before entering into the Histology Department Clinical Laboratories rotation, an additional eight weeks clinical rotation gives the students work experience.

  • Begins: January
  • Length: 8 months, M-F; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Accreditation: NAACLS
  • Award: HT/HTL Certificate


Mayo Clinic 

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Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) in Rochester, Minn., offers a nine-month Histology Technician Program. The program provides an exceptional educational experience by offering high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent histology technician. Instruction is provided on how to properly accession, gross, fix, process, embed, cut and stain tissue, as well as troubleshoot technical issues that may arise in the laboratory setting. Didactic and clinical experiences in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cytology preparation techniques, enzyme histochemistry and molecular pathology are unique aspects to our program highlighted in our enrichment curriculum.

Mission: Our commitment is to develop bright, ambitious future leaders in the field of histology proven through outstanding academic achievement and highly proficient technical aptitude.

Vision: The Histology Technician program will offer an unparalleled educational experience by consistently providing high quality histology curriculum in a blended learning format. 


University of Mississippi Medical Center 

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The Histotechnology program at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions offers a bachelor degree program as an opportunity for those with 60 hours of specific college credit to gain entry-level training and education in histotechnology.

Histotechnology centers on the detection of tissue abnormalities and the treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities. The histotechnologist processes and prepares human and animal tissues with dyes and chemicals so tissues can be evaluated microscopically. The stained tissues can lead to routine and special identification of bacteria, fungi, cancer, and tissue structure abnormalities for pathological diagnosis.

The histotechnologist performs standardized lab tests that include tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining. These tasks require the histotechnologist to be patient, attentive to detail and to have a knowledge of anatomy, pathology, physiology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and chemistry. 

Employment opportunities in the histotechnology field continue to grow. Most often histotechnologists work in anatomic pathology laboratories within hospitals and clinics. However, careers also exist in pharmaceutical, veterinary, biomedical and academic laboratories. 

About the program

Histotechnology offers its bachelor degree program across five semesters (22 months) of academic and clinical education. Students learn standardized lab skills and methods, such as tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining, necessary to become a histotechnologist. 

Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the bachelor of science in histotechnology (BSHTL) degree from the University of Mississippi. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national certification examination to become certified as a histotechnologist.

Important dates

  • March 1 - Application deadline for fall admission
  • July 1 - Applications open

New York

SUNY Broome Community College

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Histological Technician: A.A.S.

Histological Technician: Certificate

The mission of the Histological Technician program is to develop New York State-licensed pathology laboratory professionals. Educational experiences rely on sound and innovative pedagogical approaches, unique technical training, and robust clinical practice. We serve as a pathway for direct employment in the statewide healthcare community. Our mission aligns with the institutional mission by creating access to inclusive, diverse educational experiences through our fully-online certificate and associate degree programs.

*The school is in the process of obtaining accreditation from NAACLS.

SUNY Cobleskill Community College

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  • Class Cap: 16
  • Begins: Aug & Jan
  • Length: dependent on prior education but at least one academic year on site is required.

Graduates will receive an AAS degree with the Histotechnology option and they will be eligible for National Certification by the ASCP. Graduates are eligible for New York State Licensure.

North Carolina

Alamance Community College 

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Histotechnology Program

The mission of the Alamance Community College Histotechnology Program is to graduate histotechnicians with entry-level competencies to include technical and professional skills acquired through relevant training as defined by current professional expectations and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. The major program goal is to graduate students who will effectively and efficiently perform pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical laboratory tasks in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of the histotechnology program and possess the theoretical knowledge necessary to become certified histotechnicians through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Carolinas College of Health Sciences/Carolinas Medical Center 

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Histotechnology Program

Traditional HTL level program in the School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences located at Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte, NC. This is an accelerated 31-week full time on-campus post bachelor’s certificate program. The program has two classes a year starting in January and May. Applications are considered on a rolling cycle with first consideration to those submitted by June 1 for the next year’s enrolment. This program offers a well-rounded educational experience by offering high-quality didactic, student laboratory, and clinical experiences to produce a highly trained and skilled histotechnologist. Instruction on accessioning, gross techniques, fixation, tissue processing, embedding, routine and special staining, immunohistochemistry, molecular techniques, troubleshooting, cytology preparation, problem solving, education, research, management, and special techniques will encompass the student’s training. Clinical training is conducted in the laboratory of Carolinas Medical Center. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Vance-Granville Community College 

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The Histotechnology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (A45370) at Vance-Granville
Community College (VGCC) seeks to provide qualified students with the knowledge and skills
necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to
identify tissue and cell structures. Students will gain hands-on experience by studying the microscopic
anatomy of cells and tissues, detect tissue abnormalities, and learn the appropriate testing for tissue
samples to ensure proper diagnoses. Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the national examination
given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology which leads to
certification as a Histotechnician (HT). 

North Dakota

University of North Dakota 

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The Histotechnician program (HT) is an educational program in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science.

This two or three semester online/distance certificate program offers professional training in a vital medical field.

Students who are intrigued by science and interested in a career in healthcare, but do not want to invest the significant resources to complete a degree, are a fit for this HT program. Upon successful completion of this program, students earn a certificate from the university.


Lakeland Community College 

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Lakeland’s Histology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Lakeland’s Histotechnology program is a two-year program leading to an associate of applied science degree in Histotechnology. The program combines basic science, general education, histology theory and laboratory practice. Lakeland students receive personal attention from a faculty currently employed in the histology field and gain hands-on training in a simulated hospital laboratory on campus. In addition, the program provides students with over 480 clinical training hours at area laboratories.


Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center 

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Histotechnician Program

  • Class Cap: 8
  • Begins: End of August
  • Length: 24 months
  • Tuition: $8,250 per year
  • Award: HT-C
  • Financial Aid available. Approved by Veterans Administration for financial aid.

Drexel University College of Medicine 

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The Drexel MHP Program is a 1 year (12 month) NAACLS accredited program composed of 9 months of classroom and laboratory studies and a 3 month practicum in a hospital based Histology Laboratory culminating in a Master’s of Science degree and HT/HTL exam eligibility. Tuition and fees »

Harcum College 

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Histology Technician Program
Histotechnician Program, AAS

  • Begins: Rolling admissions. Plan to apply 3 months prior to the semester chosen to start.
  • Length: 24 months
  • Tuition: Part-Time Student is $640 per credit

Course available online. All of the required HT specific courses in the program are available on-line, as well as a majority of the required general education courses. The program includes a 3-hour/week practicum lab each fall and spring semester with“hands-on” learning of specialized procedures under the supervision of a certified histologist. Labs are offered Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. These courses can be taken at any accredited college/university convenient to the student and transferred into the Histotechnician Program at Harcum College provided a minimum grade of “C” is earned.

Reading Area Community College 

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Histotechnician Program, AAS

    RACC's A.A.S. degree program in Histotechnology is designed to provide quality instruction to develop highly skilled and ethical histologic technology providers. Students will obtain the necessary academic and technical skills in all areas of the histology laboratory. Technical skills will include training to process body tissues for microscopic examination, frozen section assistance, embedding techniques, microtomy, and special staining techniques.

    Rhode Island

    Community College of Rhode Island 

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    Histotechnician Program

    This is a two-year Histotechnician program offering an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree.
    Cost: The typical cost of the program for a full-time student is the current CCRI tuition for five semesters, books, lab coats, uniforms and travel expenses to the clinical sites. The total cost of a two-year program is approximately $5000.
    CCRI accepts approximately 15 students into the Histotechnician Program each May. If students have prior college education or clinical experience, they can gain advanced placement into the program.

    South Carolina

    Medical University of South Carolina, Medical Center 

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    Histotechnology Program

    The Medical University of South Carolina offers both traditional and distance education.

    The traditional program begins in September and the distance education programs begins in April and September. Both programs are 11 months.


    University of Tennessee, Health Science Center 

    UTHSC Certificate Program in Histotechnology

    This 22-credit hour, 1-year, part-time certificate program provides clinical histotechnology training to prepare health professionals for a career in a histology laboratory. The courses are a combination of online, on-campus, and clinical practicums performed in accredited laboratory settings. The program requires a prerequisite bachelor’s degree and runs January through December. After completion of the certificate program, graduates are eligible to take the Histotechnologist (HTL) exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). 

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    Masters of Cytopathology Practice Program

    Unique in the United States, this program is a master’s level dual cytotechnology (CT) and histotechnology (HTL) program. This 22-month post baccalaureate program provides students with ASCP certification eligibility in two highly desirable fields. In addition to routine and advanced histotechnology practice, this program provides the student with cytopathology expertise at the microscope and with a foundation in molecular methods. Classroom sessions are supplemented with extensive laboratory training as well as with 12 weeks of cytology and histology clinical rotations in anatomic pathology laboratories across the South.

    • Classes begin in August of each year
    • Application cutoff is April 15, with preference given to early applicants
    • Class limit: 6
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    Central Texas College 

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    Central Texas College HT classes cover a variety of subjects including specimen processing techniques, sample preparation and staining, biology, microscopy, functional histology, anatomy and physiology, molecular diagnostics, immunology, immunohistochemistry, and cytology. The program involves two semesters of hands-on clinical skills experience which will help our students master the field of histology.

    Houston Community College 

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    About the Program

    Histologic Technicians (HT), also known as Histotechs, play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. One of the primary functions of the histology lab is the diagnosis of cancer.


    AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science

    AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences

    Medical Education and Training (METC) 

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    Defense Health Agency, METC Histotechnician Program

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    St. Philip's College

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    Tarleton State University 

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    The Associate of Applied Science degree in Histotechnology prepares students for a career as histotechnicians. The program includes prerequisite basic courses, followed by a technical portion. In the technical portion, students will learn to prepare tissue, blood, and fluid samples for histologists or pathologists to examine under a microscope, and look for signs of abnormality or disease.

    Location: Tarleton's Schaffer Education Building, Fort Worth, Texas

    University of Texas, Health Science Center at UT Health San Antonio 

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    Histotechnology Training Program

    Students attend classes and clinical rotations throughout the year M-F, 8am-4:30pm. Students will attend approximately 100 hours of classroom instruction and 1,000 hours of clinical rotation. Classes include Histology, Gross Anatomy and Microanatomy. Clinical rotations include UTHSCSA labs; STR Histology, STRL Electron Microscopy, and San Antonio Cancer Institute. Students also rotate through the Histology & Cytology Labs at University Hospital. South Texas Derm and Precision Laboratories are included in the clinical rotations as enrichment sites.

    • Class Cap: 4
    • Begins: August
    • Length: 12 months
    • Tuition: $0
    • Award: HT-C

    University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 

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    Histotechnology Programs:

    BS HTL 12 Month Program - Prerequisites for 1 year program student must meet the Texas Core curriculum prerequisites and have earned 90 SCH inclusive to 27 SCH combined course work in biology & chemistry

    BS HTL 24 Month Program - Prerequisites for 2 year program student must meet the Texas Core curriculum prerequisites and have earned 60 SCH inclusive of 17 SCH combined course work in biology & chemistry.

    • Class Cap: 15 for 12 Month Program & 15 for 24 Month Program
    • Begins: August
    • Tuition: Res: $6,870.70 Non-Res: $18, 650.70


    Eastern Virginia Medical School

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    The Histotechnology master’s degree program is one of only four of its kind in the country and allows students to work in both clinical practice and research environments, broadening professional options for our graduates. 

    *The school is in the process of obtaining accreditation from NAACLS.

    Inova Histology Program 

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    Histotechnicians (HTs) play a fundamental role in the allied health profession. They are members of an anatomic pathology team who employ histologic technology to prepare tissue samples for analysis, diagnose diseases or conduct research on tissue specimens. The sophisticated techniques used by HTs play an important role in confirming patient diagnosis and establishing patient treatment.

    Inova Histology Program curriculum objectives will meet the standards set by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science which includes the qualifications and responsibilities of the HT Program Administration, and HT curriculum requirements in the area of instruction, learning experiences, and evaluations.

    This certification program is available to both Inova team members and the public.

    Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology 

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    The RMH HTL Program is a one year school that includes six months of lecture and student lab followed by six months of rotation through six hospital histology labs. Each student will rotate through all six rotation sites for four weeks. Rotations will be in RMH (Rockingham Memorial Hospital) Histology Lab, Norfolk General Hospital Immunohistochemistry Lab, Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, Martha Jefferson Hospital Histology Lab, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Histology Lab, and Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Histology Lab. Block teaching will be utilized in the didactic segment of the program with progression of courses from Fixation, Processing/Embedding, and Microtomy to Staining. Many of the lectures will be projected by video-teleconferencing equipment from Norfolk and Williamsburg to RMH. The rest of the lectures will be in person. Two way communications will be utilized in the video-teleconferencing. The entering students will be required to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 credits in biology and chemistry (minimum of 12 credits in each of chemistry and biology) prior to beginning the program. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of the school.

    *The school is in the process of obtaining accreditation from NAACLS. The program officials have been approved.


    Clover Park Technical College 

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    Associates in Applied Science, Histology Technician Program

    • Start Date: September, once a year
    • Length of Program: Daytime program from 8-2pm, M-F; sequential program content, Four quarters (4), with internship ending in July
    • Class cap: 15
    • Award: AAS-T and preparation for taking the ASCP board certification exam in HT, as well as practical exam if applicable

    *Those interested in obtaining HTL certification training may contact Bekki Haggerty for instruction to be arranged

    West Virginia

    West Virginia University School of Medicine Histotechnology Program 

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    • Class Cap: 5
    • Begins: August
    • Length: 5 semesters
    • Award: HTL/B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science


    Marshfield Clinic Health System -- Marshfield Labs

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    NAACLS Accredited Histotechnician Program

    • Class Cap: 3
    • Begins: September
    • Length: 9 months
    • Award: HT-C

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    Harford Community College 

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    Histologic Technician Program:

    The online Histologic Technician program at Harford Community College prepares students for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) National Certification Examination. Students must have at least an associate degree to participate in this program and sit for the exam to become certified as Histology Technicians (HT). View website for complete details. 

      Indiana University School of Medicine 

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      Histotechnology Certificate Program - Online:

      Non-traditional Histology Training (web): I.U. has been teaching HT students at a distance since 1995. The program is taught online to students employed in histology labs across the United States. The highly structured didactic course material consists of interactive-recorded lectures, videos, chat room, and discussion forums as well as review games and is available online 24/7. Live web-conferences are required weekly to ensure student comprehension. Practicum course work is completed concurrently in the student’s lab of employment.

      • Begins: August (Application deadline May 1st)
      • Length: 10 months
      • Tuition: All students pay a flat rate equivalent to in-state tuition, regardless of residency.
      • Financial Aid: Federal Student Aid (FASFA and VA) is available.
      • Accreditation: NAACLS
      • Award: Graduates are eligible to take the HT (ASCP) exam, Certificate from Indiana University School of Medicine, 24 university credits can apply toward an associate degree

      Associate of Science in Histotechnology Program - Online:

      The Associate of Science in Histotechnology degree requires a total of 62 credit hours of course work. Completion of the certificate-level course work (24 credit hours) is required before pursuit of the associate degree. Alternately, the previously certified HT(ASCP) may apply for special credit in lieu of completion of the certificate course work. In other words, Indiana University will award you 24 credit hours for you ASCP certification. Required general-education courses may be transferred from any accredited college or university or you can complete them through the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies independent study courses. NOTE: In order for I.U. to award the degree a minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed from I.U. (special credit does not apply). The 6 credit hour histotechnology capstone course, offered by distance education online and web-conferencing, will be taken as you near degree completion.

      • Begins: Open enrollment
      • Financial Aid: Federal Student Aid (FASFA and VA) is available.
      • Award: Associate of Science in Histotechnology