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Contact: Jennifer Mac DonaldTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jmacdonald@mtsac.edu
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Natural Sciences Division
Degree S1211

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.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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    • Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

      Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 29-2011.03

      Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.80

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,145.65
      Annual Job Openings
      2,703

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • Histologic Technician Training, AS

    Natural Sciences Division
    Degree S1211

    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.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Choose one course from the following:3-5
    ANAT 10B
    Introductory Human Physiology
    ANAT 36
    Human Physiology
    MICR 26
    Introduction to Immunology
    ANAT 35Human Anatomy5
    Choose one course from the following:5
    CHEM 10
    Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
    CHEM 40
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    CHEM 50
    General Chemistry I
    CHEM 50H
    General Chemistry I - Honors
    HT 1Introduction to Histotechnology1
    HT 2Scientific Basics for Histotechnicians3
    HT 10Histology3
    HT 12Beginning Histotechniques5
    HT 14Advanced Histotechniques5
    HT 16Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry4
    HT 17Work Experience in Histotechnology4
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4-5
    or MICR 22 Microbiology
    Total Units42-45

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Contact: Jennifer Mac DonaldTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jmacdonald@mtsac.edu

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