HistotechnologyA 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
- Forensic laboratories
ProgramAssociate of Applied Science
This program is offered only at the Essex Campus. Admission to this program is on a rolling basis and is both competitive and selective.
Program pass rate & job placement rate
|CCBC-HT pass rate ASCP-BOC exam (within 1st year)||National pass rate ASCP-BOC exam||% of graduates retained after entering final year of the program||Graduate job placement in 1 yr or continuing education|
|3-yr Program Average||100%||N/A||88%||100%|
*First Graduating Class for this new program/Students graduate in August
AccreditationThis program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) www.naacls.org; 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).