Certificate of Less than One Year in Histologic Technician

Albany State University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 18

Program Description

The Histologic Technician Certificate Program provides students with academic and practical training for job-entry skills in anatomic pathology within less than one year. The curriculum is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and ability to perform hands-on applications in a histology laboratory. Most of these applications are performed on tissue specimens, both human and veterinary. The program is approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Completion of a NAACLS-accredited Histologic Technician Certificate Program will qualify the student to take their national board exams.

Histologic Technicians have a wide range of job opportunities including hospitals, independent laboratories, academic and pharmaceutical research, dermatology practices, crime labs, forensics, and histology sales. Histologic Technicians are responsible for all aspects of tissue preparation and work closely with pathologists to help them diagnose disease processes. Because each specimen is unique and usually unreproducible, great care and skill are demanded of all Histologic Technicians.

Graduates of the AAS and Certificate programs are eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam administered by the Board of Registry (BOR) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Admissions Information

  1. Admission to Albany State University
  2. Prior college degree.
  3. Completion of Algebra, Chemistry and Biology with a “C” or higher. Coursework in Biology would preferably be Anatomy & Physiology. Acceptance of coursework will be at the discretion of the Program Director.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  5. Program application required.

Applications are available through the Program Director or in the Health Sciences office at Albany State University ASU West Campus. Applications are also available from the program homepage at: https://www.asurams.edu/academic-affairs/dchealthprof/docs/HT-Application.pdf

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Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences