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Histologic Technology

Man with a microscopeDo you find the television program CSI: Crime Stories interesting? Are you committed to participating in the development of new therapies for patients in need? Has a diagnosis of cancer ever affected you or someone you know? Then the field of Histotechnology may be the right choice for you.

Becoming a Histotechnician (HT) allows an individual to participate in patients’ lives without patient interaction. As a certified laboratory professional an HT prepares human and veterinary tissue samples for microscopic diagnosis by a doctor. This career will not only change your life but the lives of many others.

Outcomes:

HT Attrition Rate =   4% (2012-2013)
HT Graduation rate = 96% (2012-2013)

Online (hybrid) option

This option is for students seeking to get certified in the field of Histotechnology without attending classes on campus. Students participating in this program must have a clinical affiliate to fulfill the laboratory/clinical components required for graduation. The affiliate can be a current affiliate or one which is willing to participate as an affiliate of the Darton College Histotechnology program. The classroom portion is completed online with course content, quizzes, chats offered via the web.

Additional Information:

http://www.ascp.org/pdf/HistotechnologistandHistotechnician.aspx
http://www.ascp.org/pdf/2005WageandVacancySurvey.aspx

Responsible Department: Health Sciences - Histology Technology
Program Contact: Carl Sagasser
Content Contact: Anthony Williams (web representative)
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