A histotechnician is an individual who is trained in the preparation and staining of tissue slides for microscopic examination and disease diagnosis by the pathologist. Histotechnicians may be employed in a variety of areas, such as operating rooms, clinics, doctors' offices, research, veterinary pathology, marine biology and forensic pathology. Histotechnicians may preserve organs for later examination, perform enzyme biochemistry of electron microscopy. Histotechnicians may also assist the pathologist in the preparation of frozen tissue sections which are used to provide rapid diagnosis. This is a two-year program offering an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree at the Liston Campus Only. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Tel (773) 714-8880.
The Mission of the Histotechnician Program is to prepare students with entry-level knowledge, application, and problem-solving skills to completely and safely perform histological procedures and function as an active member of the healthcare team.
Please note: The next application period for this program will be during the month of July, 2020.
Upon completion from the Histotechnician Program, graduates will:
- Be skilled in current practice as entry-level histotechnicians.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically and solve problems in a clinical setting.
- Act as ethical and responsible members of the healthcare team.
NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - See Histology accreditation information
- Programmatic Outcomes Data
- Occupational Outlook
- American Society for Clinical Pathology
- National Society for Histotechnology
- Technical Standards