A maximum of four students is accepted into the 47-week program.
During the first seven months, students will develop technical skills
through lectures and laboratory assignments. Classes include:
histotechnique and histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry,
electron microscopy and molecular pathology. Additional coursework
includes classes in management, education methodology, microcomputers,
research and technical writing. The last five months are spent in
clinical rotations through the Histology, Electron Microscopy, Surgical
Pathology, Immunology and Molecular Pathology laboratories, with staff
Student progress is evaluated throughout the program with exams and
performance evaluations. Students must successfully complete each course
to satisfy the requirements of the program.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the
certification exam for Histotechnologists (HTL) administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
33 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603