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.
**PLEASE NOTE - There is a change in the MAT prerequisite course (to MAT140) effective for admission to the Fall 2019 Program**
|Information Sessions for the Histology Progam from 5pm - 6pm.|
|Location: Healthcare Education Building Room - HE116
3144 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013
|April 9, 2019||October 22, 2019|
|May 14, 2019||November 19, 2019|
|June 25.2019||December 3, 2019|
|July 30, 2019|
|August 20, 2019|
|September 17, 2019|
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.
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.
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.
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