Biological Sciences Program

AS Degree Programs

Histologic Technician Training
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Program Major 21211
This program provides on-campus and on-site technical training in the field of histotechnology, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridation. Training on campus will utilize samples routinely prepared in both clinical and research facilities. As part of their formal training, students of histotechnology will work through study guides provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for its certification examination. Partnerships with local facilities will allow for work experience and internship sites, required for certification of histotechnology graduates,
and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.
Requirements for the Major
Required courses:
  • ANAT 10B Introductory Human Physiology, or 4.0 CSU,UC
  • ANAT 36 Human Physiology 5.0 CSU,UC
  • ANAT 35 Human Anatomy 5.0 CSU,UC
  • CHEM 2A Fundamentals of Chemistry, or 4.0 CSU,UC
  • CHEM 1A General Chemistry 5.0 CSU,UC
  • HT 1 Introduction to Histotechnology 1.0
  • HT 2 Scientific Basics for Histologic Technicians 3.0
  • HT 10 Histology 3.0
  • HT 12 Beginning Histotechniques 4.0
  • HT 14 Advanced Histotechniques 4.0
  • HT 16 Histochemistry/Immunohistochemistry 4.0
  • MICR 22 Microbiology, or 4.0 CSU,UC
  • MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology 5.0 CSU,UC

PLUS
Select four (4) units from:

  • HT 17 Work Experience in Histotechnology 1.0
  • HT 18 Work Experience in Histotechnology 2.0
  • HT 19 Work Experience in Histotechnology 3.0
  • HT 20 Work Experience in Histotechnology 4.0
Total Units 40.0 - 43.0