A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health


A.A.S. Degree (W)

Histotechnology is the art of preparing tissue through specialized cutting, embedding, and staining procedures for both research and diagnostic purposes. The histotechnician is the skilled specialist who prepares and stains these thin tissue specimens for examination by pathologists, dermatologists, researchers, and biologists. They are also trained to perform immunohistochemistry, complex molecular biology and genetic testing procedures using high-tech instruments. Histotechnicians may be employed in hospitals, dermatology laboratories, outpatient laboratories, veterinary facilities, or research laboratories. They work with pathologists, dermatologists, pharmaceutical companies, or forensic investigators. The specimens they prepare can be of human, animal, marine, or plant tissue. The program is fully accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880 and prepares students to sit for the A.S.C.P. examination. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4


Courses Credits
HTT 100 Intro To Histotechnology 3
HTT 201 Histology 2
HTT 202 Histology Internship 9
HTT 211 Histotechnology Procedures I 3
HTT 212 Histotechnology Procedures II 3
HTT 220 Histochemistry I 3
HTT 221 Histochemistry II 3


Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
CHM 111 Intro to Organic & Biochemstry 4
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3