Certificate Program

Histologic Technician Certificate Program

Histo-Janie-at-MCCGThe Histotechnician certificate is a two to three semester program for qualified individuals seeking an opportunity in the pathology field. Graduates of the certificate program are eligible to take the National Registry exam for Histotechnician (HT) certification. Histotechnicians have a wide range of job opportunities including hospitals, independent laboratories, Academic and pharmaceutical research, dermatology practices, crime labs, forensics and histology sales.

The curriculum is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and ability to perform hands-on applications in a histology laboratory. Most of these applications are performed on tissue specimens, both human and veterinary.

Histotechnicians are responsible for all aspects of tissue preparation and work closely with pathologists to help them diagnose disease processes. Because each specimen is unique and usually un-reproducible, great care and skill is demanded of all histotechs.

Admission to the certificate program is open to all individuals who meet the requirements.

Admission Requirements

  1. Associate’s Degree or Higher
  2. Admission/Applying
  3. Meet the pre-requisites of Chemistry, Algebra, and Biology (preferably Anatomy and Physiology) with a grade of “C” or higher
  4. Completed program application

Students who are accepted into the program must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each professional Histology course.

The certificate program in Histologic Technician at Albany State University is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: 773.714.8880

COSTS (subject to change)

Hours Resident
Tuition/Fees
Non-Resident
Tuition/Fees
Online
Tuition/Fees
Textbooks
1 $ 845.67 $ 1,103.87 $ 420 $ variable
2 $ 938.34 $ 1,454.74 $ 550 $ variable
3 $ 1,031.01 $ 1,805.61 $ 680 $ variable
4 $ 1,123.68 $ 2,156.48 $ 810 $ variable
5 $ 1,216.35 $ 2,507.35 $ 940 $ variable
6 $ 1,441.02 $ 2,990.22 $ 1,070 $ variable
7 $ 1,533.69 $ 3,341.09 $ 1,200 $ variable
8 $ 1,626.36 $ 3,691.96 $ 1,330 $ variable
9 $ 1,719.03 $ 4,042.83 $ 1,460 $ variable
10 $ 1,811.70 $ 4,393.70 $ 1,590 $ variable
11 $ 1,904.37 $ 4,744.57 $ 1,720 $ variable
12 $ 1,997.04 $ 5,095.44 $ 1,850 $ variable
13 $ 2,089.71 $ 5,446.31 $ 1,980 $ variable
14 $ 2,182.38 $ 5,797.18 $ 2,110 $ variable
15 $ 2,275.00 $ 6,148.00 $ 2,240 $ variable

Histologic Technician Program Fall Matriculation (costs listed are approximate)

Semester Resident *
Tuition/Fees
Non-Resident #
Tuition/Fees
Online
Tuition/Fees
Textbooks
Prices may vary
Fall Semester $ 1,904.37 $ 4,744.57 $ 1,720.00 ~$ 350.00
Spring Semester $ 1,626.36 $ 3,691.96 $ 1,330.00 $ 0
Total $ 3,530.73 $ 8,436.530 $ 3,050.00 ~$ 350.00

Histologic Technician Program Spring Matriculation (costs listed are approximate)

Semester Resident *
Tuition/Fees
Non-Resident #
Tuition/Fees
Online
Tuition/Fees
Textbooks
Prices may vary
Spring Semester $ 1,904.37 $ 4,744.57 $ 1,720.00 ~$ 350.00
Summer Semester $ 1,031.01 $ 1,805.61 $ 680.00 $ 0
Fall Semester $ 1,216.35 $ 2,507.35 $ 940.00 $ 0
Total $ 4,151.73 $ 9,057.53 $ 3,340.00 ~$ 350.00

* Resident tuition and fees are for students that live in GA, FL, AL, or SC and are attending classes on campus.
# Non-Resident tuition and fees are for students that did not live in GA, FL, AL, or SC but are attending classes on campus.

Additional fees
Background Check Fees $49.50
ASCP Exam Fee $215.00 – $240.00
Graduation Fee $75.00
Laboratory Supplies $50.00
Liability Insurance $17.50
Specified Immunizations $200.00
Uniforms/Lab Coat $100.00-150.00
Outcomes 7/1/14-6/30/15 7/1/15-6/30/16 7/1/16-6/30/17 Three year average
ASCP Exam Pass Rate 77% 88% 88% 85%
Job Placement Rates 92% 95% 100% 96%

 

Outcomes 7/1/15-6/30/16 7/1/16-6/30/17 7/1/17-6/30/18 Three year average
Graduation Rate 96% 100% 89% 95%
Attrition Rate 4% 0% 11% 5%

Routes to graduation from the ASU Histologic Technician program include both certificate and associate degree options. Both routes provide students with academic and practical training for job entry skills as a histotechnician (HT).

Graduates of the AAS and Certificate programs are eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam administered by the Board of Registry (BOR) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Program of Study

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