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Medical Histology Technician

Why Choose the Medical Histology Technician Program?

Medical histology technicians study abnormal or pathological tissues by slicing and staining sections of human tissue for microscopic examination. Our program stresses practical application and the development of job skills, as well as medical histotechnology theory, and is designed to enhance students' abilities to reason, understand, and apply correct principles by teaching analytical and critical thinking skills. The program balances classroom and lab work with time spent in a clinical rotation and provides a strong theoretical foundation to benefit both new entrants into the field and incumbent workers while preparing students to sit for the National Board Certification Exam. If you enjoy science, microscopic examination and helping people, this program and career path may be the perfect fit.

The Medical Histology Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment in clinical, veterinary, and research laboratories. This program also serves as a pathway for career advancement in specialized areas in the medical histotechnology profession.
How Long It Takes:

Medical Histology Technician Degree: 4 Quarters

View the Medical Histology Technician Program's mission here.

The histology programs current three-year pass rate on the National certification exam is 84%

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

Potential Careers

HISTOLOGY TECHNICIANS

Median annual pay in Washington:

$43,600 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.

Medical Histology Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Histology Technician program, students will:

  • The histology student will be prepared and qualified to sit for the National Certification exam.
  • The histology student will understand and comply with National requirements of continuing education to maintain certification.
  • The histology student will perform, manipulate and troubleshoot a variety of histology skills safely and efficiently.
  • The histology student will demonstrate effective communication, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, clients and physicians.
  • The histology student will demonstrate and maintain a medical professional code of conduct.
  • The histology student will comply with employer quality and performance standards.
  • The histology student will be able to develop, utilize, maintain and interpret documentation of a scientific nature related to histology.

Meet Your Instructors

Anita Ostrander, BA, HT (ASCP)QIHC

Program Director


Rebecca L. Haggerty HT ASCP

Education Coordinator

Bldg 21, Rm 232
253-589-4526
rebecca.haggerty@cptc.edu


Medical Histology Technician Program Information Sessions are hosted in Building 21, Room 237, at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, click here.

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clover Park Technical College Medical Histology student Allison Hughes has been named a recipient of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists National Honor Student Award, and she received her certificate during her morning class on May 17.

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