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Planner for Histotechnician (A.A.S.)

Title of Major: Histotechnician, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: Provided by Registrar

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the School of Health Sciences

Purpose: Prepares the student for employment as a histotechnician to meet the current and the increasing demands for histotechnicians in hospitals and clinical settings. Histotechnicians are members of the laboratory team who prepare specimens for research or medical diagnosis by pathologists.  Histotechnicians work with fragile, delicate tissue specimens, laboratory instruments, knives, chemicals and glass slides, all of which require mastery of skills and competency.

Range of Occupations

  • Histotechnician

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better in each histotechnician and general education course is required to progress in the program. Students will be assessed on performing laboratory skills and procedures. Students must successfully complete two clinical courses designed for practical experience in a laboratory/clinical setting.

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Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________
Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
BIO 230 - Structure and Function of the Human Body   4 credit hours     
HTC 100 - Introduction to Histology Safety and Techniques   4 credit hours     
MAT 137 - College Algebra   3 credit hours     
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  
ENG 101 and ENG 101A are equivalent courses. Students may take ENG 101-ENG 102 or ENG 101A-ENG 102 to meet their English Composition General Education requirement. 
3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CHE 111 - General Chemistry 1   4 credit hours     
HTC 101 - Basic Histotechnology   4 credit hours     
MAT 135 - Statistics   3 credit hours     
MDA 110 - Professionalism in Health Care   1 credit hours     
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication   3 credit hours     
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology   3 credit hours     
HTC 201 - Advanced Histotechnology   4 credit hours     
HTC 204 - Genetics, Microbiology and Pathogenic Diseases of the Body   3 credit hours      
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
HEA 111 - Personal and Community Health   3 credit hours     
HTC 202 - Histotechnology Laboratory Clinical 1   3 credit hours     
HTC 203 - Histotechnology Laboratory Clinical 2   3 credit hours      
HTC 205 - Histotechnology Review   3 credit hours     
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology   3 credit hours     


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