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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.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions for the Histology Program from 5pm - 6pm.

Please note, since our campus is currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 precautionary recommendations, the Information sessions will be conducted online through Google Hangout.

Please send an email to: to be added to the calendar invite to attend the virtual information-session.

January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 30, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
June 29, 2021
July 27, 2021
August 31, 2021
September 28, 2021
October 26, 2021
November 16, 2021
November 30, 2021

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.