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A Histotechnician prepares human or animal tissue samples for microscopic examination.

They treat tissue with special dyes and chemicals to help pathologists diagnose disease, conduct research or teach other medical personnel. Histotechnicians work under the direction of a Histotechnologist—who has a bachelor's or master's degree.

Histotechnicians can work in:

  • Hospital laboratories

  • Medical research laboratories

  • Veterinary or marine pathology

  • Dermatopathology

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Forensic laboratories

The Histotechnology program at CCBC provides courses that offer the full range of clinical and didactic experiences to practice as histotechnician. This program is offered only at the Essex Campus. Admission to this program is both competitive and selective.

Program details

Application process


This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; 773.714.8880. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Program pass and job placement rate

Questions? Contact us!

Candice Grayson, MS, MA, MLS (ASCP) CM

Program Director, Histotechnology