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Histologic Technology

Please note the Fall 2020 Histology program has been canceled. The next available Histology Program will start January 2021.

The Histologic Technology program trains students to become histotechnicians and provide clinical support to pathologists and researchers. Application of technical expertise in processing body tissues for microscopic examination is emphasized, including frozen section assistance, embedding, microtomy, and special staining techniques.

Information Sessions for the Histology Progam 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: rochelle.helminski@phoenixcollege.edu to be added to the calendar invite to attend the virtual information-session.

June 16, 2020
July 21, 2020
August 18, 2020
September 15, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 1, 2020

Knowledge and Skills

Skills and knowledge gained in the program include the ability to:

  • Identify tissue structures and their staining characteristics
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments
  • Document histologic laboratory actions and clerical functions using medico-legal guidelines

The certificate and associate degree programs will articulate to many state and national universities as transferable university-level courses. The Arizona Course Applicability System provides information on courses, course equivalencies, and program requirements at all public universities in Arizona. This website can provide you with information on how your specific coursework will transfer and apply toward a degree program.

A partnership with NAU is available for earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences.


Certifications

Graduates of both the certificate and associate degree program may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Histologic Technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). National certification is not currently required for employment by some employers and may become a future entry-level standard for employment.

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, www.naacls.org


Career and Employment Outlook

The program provides education and training for employment in various medical and bioscience laboratories. Employment is often found in healthcare facilities or laboratories.

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.


Program Outcomes

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

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, www.naacls.org