Associate Degree in Histology

Histology program outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Histology 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. Express themselves clearly in written, oral and electronic modes of communication using Standard English; read and comprehend information; organize ideas and demonstrate competency in research modes including use of information technology.
  9. Exercise principles of leadership, management, safety, and supervision.
  10. Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care 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.
  12. Identify the ethical, legal, and regulatory framework of the health care industry.
  13. Analyze and synthesize ideas; apply critical thinking skills in professional and personal problem solving; understand and respect a multicultural society.
  14. Experience a variety of general education courses that contribute to a greater understanding of opportunities that will lead to future education.
  15. Take the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) which leads to certification as a Histotechnician (HT).