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Histologic Technology

Program Overview

Does the work of pathologists fascinate you, knowing they specialize in histology, the microscopic study of tissues? As a histotechnician, you can be part of a histology team working with tissue specimens to diagnose disease and abnormalities. The job requires trained individuals who are focused and detail-oriented to help ensure accurate testing and results — people’s lives can be in the hands of yourself and your dedicated team.

Our Histologic Technology program will prepare you to work as a histotechnician and provide clinical support to pathologists and researchers. You’ll learn proper lab procedures, how to process tissue for microscopic examination, and how to assist in frozen section procedures. You’ll also learn embedding methods, microtomy, and special staining techniques.

Make a new career happen. Start your journey today in the Histologic Technology program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College’s Histologic Technology program offers classes ranging from the chemistry of fixation, anatomy, and microtomy to cellular biology and immunohistochemical staining. No idea what we’re talking about? All the more reason to start the six-term histologic technology curriculum at PC.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) as well as a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Histologic Technology. Graduates may go on to gain national certification as a histologic technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Future working environments include healthcare facilities and laboratories.

Program Accreditation

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredits the Histologic Technology and Medical Laboratory Science programs offered by Phoenix College. 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880,

Program Outcomes

The program outcomes as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) can be found here: Histology Program Outcomes

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Rochelle Helminski, for more information.