To be admitted to the Histotechnology program, the student must have completed College Algebra, Chemistry and Biology with a grade of “C” or higher. In addition the student must have completed all learning support courses.
A prior college degree is acceptable as long as the credits transfer to Darton College and meet the core educational requirements.
Once applicants meet the general requirements for the program, their completed folders are forwarded to the Program Director for review. Students for the program are selected from the applicants according to the following criteria:
|Prior degree obtained||1 point|
|Prior laboratory work experience||1 point|
|Interview and application||1 point|
- Applicants with the greatest number of points are selected until the class positions are filled. Class space is limited to 12 seats and can vary based upon clinical site availability.
- Documented or prior laboratory work experience is encouraged.
- Interviews are scheduled at the discretion of the program director.
- To continue in the Histotechnology program, a grade of “C” is required for all HT courses. A grade of D or F in any HT course will result in the delay of graduation for that student. The student may repeat a course once but can do so only at the next course offering. More than one D or F in any course or combination of courses will result in dismissal of the student.
- Students are required to submit a copy of a recent physical exam prior to program acceptance.
- Students must have documented immunization to Hepatitis B.
- Professional liability insurance is required and is available through the college. The cost is approximately $17.50 per year.
- Students may be required to submit a current drug screen and urine analysis prior to their clinical rotation.
- The costs for supplies such as lab coats, uniforms, gloves and pens/markers will be borne by the student.
- In addition to the above requirements, the student must also demonstrate:
visual acuity (with or without corrective lenses) to observe and perform technical procedures; to identify and differentiate specimens, reagents and equipment; to read laboratory manuals, procedures, policies, specimen labels and materials pertinent to professional practice.
physical ability to manipulate laboratory instruments and equipment in a manner consistent with operational procedures.
manual dexterity to operate laboratory equipment and use tools in a manner consistent with operational guidelines.