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Certificate in Histologic Science

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Receive and accession tissue specimens.
  2. Prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examinations, including all routine procedures.
  3. Assist with gross examination and frozen section procedures in histopathology.
  4. Identify tissue structures and their staining characteristics.
  5. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or refer to appropriate sources for repairs.
  6. Recognize factors that affect procedures and results, and take appropriate action within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated.
  7. Perform and monitor quality control within predetermined limits.
  8. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public.
  9. Exercise principles of leadership, management, safety, and supervision.
  10. Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and healthcare professionals and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care.
  11. Recognize and act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.