Histotechnology Program

Consider a career as a Histology Technician

The Harford Community College Ten-Month Online Histotechnology Certification program is a way for students to prepare for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) National Certification Examination. Those who pass the exam are certified as Histology Technicians (HT). Certified HTs usually work in human health care, veterinary, industrial, or research laboratories.

Our Histologic Technician Program has consistently met the NAACLS benchmark for ASCP certification and graduation rates.

To be eligible, you must be an incumbent worker currently employed by a laboratory. The prerequisites for this program are an Associate’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university and successful completion of high school and/or college level biology and chemistry.

The Associate’s Degree can be in any subject.  Online courses are available for Biology and Chemistry to meet these requirements.

This Continuing Education and Training Online Histotechnology Program at Harford Community College is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880.

Please be advised that each State has the power to set its own practices. National certification does not guarantee licensure in any individual State. In addition, Harford Community College is not authorized to register students from certain states. To learn more about distance learning authorization by state, refer to the application or the information by state.

Enrollment is on demand, so there are no predetermined start dates for the program.

The cost of the program is $4,945. Textbooks are required and not included in the cost of the program.

To apply for this program, complete the Admission Packet and mail to Histotechnology Program, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD  21015 or fax to 443-412-2110.

 For more information about the course outline and learning objectives, preview the Student Manual.


Contact Information:

For more information, please call
443-412-2498 or email