Histotechnician Program

Skills You Will Learn

Skills developed through the histotechnician training program include those required for histotechnician (HT) certification.  Training will include:

  • Fixation, tissue processing
  • Embedding, microtomy techniques
  • Troubleshooting tissue slide preparation
  • Hematoxylin & eosin staining, special stains, and coverslipping techniques
  • Tissue identification
  • Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry
  • Introduction to in situ hybridization and flow cytometry
  • Use and maintenance of histotechnology instrumentation
  • Safety and regulatory agencies
  • Quality control and record keeping
  • Interpersonal skills and ethics