|Application Timeline||Campus Locations|
|Fall Enrollment - Apply in February||Providence - Day and Evening|
Minimum requirements to apply to the Histotechnician program:
Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:
Final acceptance is based upon the completion of the above criteria.
Please note: Requirements are subject to change.
For more clarifying information regarding any of the above please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at:
The performance‐based acceptance process is based on the performance indicators identified for the program. A point system based on the admissions guidelines has been assigned to the performance criteria.
The criteria for the incoming class will include:
|GPA for prerequisite courses BIOL 1010 and CHEM 1030|
|Example: 3.67 GPA x 10 = 36.7 points|
|Maximum points||40 points|
|Grade in BIOL 1010 and CHEM 1030||Each course's letter grade is converted to points and added|
|A (4.0)||10 points|
|A- (3.7)||8 points|
|B+ (3.3)||7 points|
|B (3.0)||5 points|
|B- (2.7)||3 points|
|C+ (2.3)||2 points|
|C (2.0)||1 point|
|Maximum points||20 points|
|ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Test* Score|
|ACCUPLACER score of 90 or better|
|or Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 259 or better|
|or a bachelor's degree|
|or a grade of "A" in ENGL 0890|
|Maximum points||10 points (can only receive points once, even if multiple criteria are met)|
|PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam* (academic aptitude total)|
|Percentile score x 0.25|
|Example: 72 percentile score x 0.25 = 18 points|
|Maximum points||25 points|
|PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exam* (information in the natural sciences)|
|Percentile score x 0.05|
|Example: 85 percentile score x 0.25 = 4.25 points|
|Maximum points||5 points|
|Maximum Total Points||100 points|
*The ACCUPLACER and PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Exams may be taken no more than three times.
In the event of a tie, the students' earliest completion date of the preadmission course will be used as the tie-breaker.
Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment of prior learning will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent to a grade of "B."
A student with a baccalaureate degree or higher may still be required to complete an ACCUPLACER test depending on the prerequisites for individual general education courses.
Please review the Department of Health website to learn about licensing requirements for the health sciences professions.
Please note: A Social Security number is required to begin the certification process for the health sciences professions.
BIOL 1010 - Human Anatomy will be offered for the final time in Summer 2019.
BIOL 1020 – Human Physiology will be offered for the final time in Fall 2019.
Anatomy and Physiology 1 (A&P1) will be first offered in Fall 2019.
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (A&P2) will be first offered in Spring 2020.
What does this mean?
For students interested in the February 2020 application period (for Fall 2020 entrance):
Before submitting your application, you will need to have completed either of the two options below:
*The Biology Department at CCRI will determine which college/university courses are equivalent
For all potential applicants to the Histotechnician Program:
Because we are constantly discovering new ways in which the human body works, BIOL 1020 or A&P2 MUST be taken within the five (5) years before your application to the program. To put it more simply, if you have taken BIOL 1020 more than five years prior to admission into the Histotechnician Program, you will be required to repeat the course.
For any questions regarding BIOL 1010/BIOL 1020 or Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 requirements, please contact Enrollment Services: