Histological Technician - Certificate
Histological Technicians work closely with pathologists and play an integral role in aiding patient diagnosis. They use their knowledge of tissues, pathological conditions and precision equipment to process, section and stain patient specimens. The precision, quality and timeliness of the specimen preparation directly impacts diagnosis and ultimately patient care.
If you are fascinated by the complex way the body works and you like to work with your hands, if you have an inquisitive mind and have always been fascinated by medical research and the solutions it pursues, then Histological Technician may well be the career for you.
Online Histological Technician Certificate Program at SUNY Broome Community College is a one-year, licensurepreparing, clinically-based curriculum leading to the Certificate. Students complete their studies on a part-time basis (less than 12 credit hours per semester). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for New York State Licensure immediately upon graduation and national certification examinations using Route 2, which requires one year of full-time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry, or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada, or an accredited laboratory within the last 10 years.
In lieu of campus-based student laboratories, Online HT students complete a set of preclinical competencies each semester at an affiliated hospital within their geographical area. At the end of their studies, students will also complete clinical training (320 hours) in hospital laboratories affiliated with the program to provide hands-on experience as well as excellent training for immediate employment. In order to be eligible for NYS Licensure as a Histological Technician, the student must have earned or are in the process of earning an associate’s degree with the proper distribution and number of science courses required to meet NYS licensure requirements.
Program Prerequisite Requirements:
- Sequential Math I, II, and III, or A and B, or the equivalent
- Regents Biology, College Preparatory Biology or Applied Biology
- Regents Chemistry, College Preparatory Chemistry or Chemistry I & II
- Regents English
- Minimum grade of 74 in Math/Chemistry
The certificate program accepts students annually during the Fall semester.
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