Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 193

Health Science Division
The Histotechnology Certificate Program provides students with academic and
practical training for job-entry skills in anatomic pathology. The program is approved by the
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and seeks accreditation with The
National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 West Byrn
Mayer Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, Illinois 60631, Phone (773) 714-8880,
Completion of a NAACLS accredited histotechnology certificate program will qualify the
student to take their national board exams.
Histology Admission
Option I:
High School Option
1. Admission to Darton State College
2. Completion of all learning support courses.
3. Completion of high school Algebra, Chemistry and Biology with a “C” or higher.
4. Program application required.*
Option II:
College Option
This option is an alternative way to gain admission into the program as well as a way to
eliminate prior academic deficiencies.
1. Admission to Darton State College
2. Completion of all learning support courses.
3. Completion of college Algebra, Chemistry and Biology with a “C” or higher
4. Program application required.*
Once applicants meet the general admission criteria for the program, their completed
folders are forwarded to the Program Director for review. Students for the program are
selected from the applicants according to the following criteria:
Prior Degree Attained
Prior laboratory work experience
Completed program application
Applicants with the highest point accumulation are selected until the class positions are
filled. Class size is based upon annual clinical site availability.
*Applications are available through the Educational Coordinator or in the Health Sciences
office at Darton State College. Applications are also available from the program homepage
Additional Requirements:
1. A minimum grade of a “C” in each professional Histotechnology course.
2. Students are required to submit a completed medical form obtained from the office of
Health Sciences or have a copy of a recent physical exam on file.
3. Students must have documented immunization to Hepatitis B.
4. Liability insurance is required upon enrollment in the program.
5. To satisfactorily complete the curriculum and to develop required skills the students
must have:
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