Barry University’s Allied Health Professions Program offers three different options for those students interested in studying Histotechnology: BS in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histotechnology for those students that already have a Bachelor’s Degree; and the MS in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology for those students interested in graduate study.
All three options provide intense training in histotechnology through a combination of lectures, hands-on laboratory experience and clinical internships. Barry University ’s Histotechnology Specialization programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Students successfully completing any of these program options are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification HTL exam.
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As part of a twenty-four month associate in science degree program, students will gain the knowledge of tissue and cellular structure. They will develop skills in preparing, fixing processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining tissue, including brain, kidney, bone and muscle tissue. Actual surgical specimens are used in the laboratory settings. As part of the program, a supervised internship at an affiliated hospital, research or private laboratories is required. Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
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This limited access program is an Associate in Science degree program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Students who pass the HT (ASCP) exam will be eligible for Florida licensure in histotechnology through the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Department of Health. Selected histologic technology courses are formatted for web-based delivery. Students may find it difficult to work during the practicum phase of the education (last two semesters) due to the number of required contact hours per week. There are five required weekend laboratories that are held at the North Campus in Jacksonville.
* Online Program
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Histotechnology prepares students to perform laboratory studies of tissue. The program includes the study of cellular morphology, chemical composition and the functions of normal and abnormal tissue. Students study the composition of dyes and chemicals and gain a thorough understanding of tissue composition.
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