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A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Histotechnician

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.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
or
MAT180College Algebra4

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
HTT100Intro To Histotechnology3
HTT201Histology2
HTT202Histology Internship9
HTT211Histotechnology Procedures I3
HTT212Histotechnology Procedures II3
HTT220 Histochemistry I3
HTT221Histochemistry II3

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO100Medical Terminology3
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
BIO125Introductory Microbiology4
CHM110General Chemistry4
CHM111Intro to Organic & Biochemstry4
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3