Associate Degree in Histology
Histology program outcomes
Upon successful completion of all Histology program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Receive and accession tissue specimens.
- Prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examinations, including all routine procedures.
- Assist with gross examination and frozen section procedures in histopathology.
- Identify tissue structures and their staining characteristics.
- Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or refer to appropriate sources for repairs.
- Recognize factors that affect procedures and results, and take appropriate action within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated.
- Perform and monitor quality control within predetermined limits.
- 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.
- Exercise principles of leadership, management, safety, and supervision.
- Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care professionals and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care.
- Recognize and act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
- Identify the ethical, legal, and regulatory framework of the health care industry.
- Analyze and synthesize ideas; apply critical thinking skills in professional and personal problem solving; understand and respect a multicultural society.
- Experience a variety of general education courses that contribute to a greater understanding of opportunities that will lead to future education.
- Take the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) which leads to certification as a Histotechnician (HT).