Associate Degree in Histology
Make a Difference in the Medical Field with a Histology Degree
Our associate degree in Histology is designed specifically for those who want to continue their education and pursue a career in the rapidly-growing health care field.
In our Histology program, you will study the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues, learn the appropriate testing for tissue samples to ensure proper diagnoses, and detect tissue abnormalities. Working in our student lab, you will learn: medical terminology, medical law and ethics, histology techniques, and concepts of fixation and staining. Take classes on-campus or in a hybrid format, which combines the best of both on-campus and online learning.
Become Certified AND Get Your Degree Simultaneously
You will be simultaneously enrolled in our associate degree in Histology as well as our certificate in Histologic Science. To your advantage, following successful completion of the program and fulfillment of Goodwin’s general education requirements, you will be awarded both the certificate in Histologic Science and the associate degree in Histology. The certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
You will be eligible to sit for the Histotechnician (HT) Board of Registry exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists. If you possess a baccalaureate degree, you may be eligible to sit for the Histotechnologist (HTL) national examination. Reflecting the guidelines set forth by our accrediting body, as of June 2015, 100% of Goodwin College Histotechnician graduates have passed the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Exam.
Job Opportunities Include:
- Botany and forensic medicine
- Industrial and university research
- Marine biology
- Pharmaceutical testing
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Goodwin College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Histologic Science Certificate Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. NAACLS is an independent nonprofit accrediting agency ensuring the quality and integrity of educational programs that prepare professionals to work in the laboratory. The address for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Ph: 773.714.8880 Fax: 773.714.8886. Web: www.naacls.org.
Our 3-year average graduation rate percentage 07/01/14-06/30/17 is 95.1% Our 3-year average placement rate percentage 07/01/13-06/30/16 is 91%.