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Consider a career as a Histology Technician.
Histology is the science dealing with the structure of cells and their formation into tissues and organs. Histotechnology is a structural science concerned with the demonstration of cellular change, chemical composition, and function of normal and abnormal tissue. Histology technicians (HTs) prepare sections of body tissue for microscopic examination by pathologists or other medical scientists. The histology technician freezes and cuts tissue, then mounts it on slides and stains it with special dyes to make them visible under the microscope. The tissue may be of human, animal, or plant origin. Prepared sections enable pathologists to identify signs of disease, illness, or malignancies in the body, as well as signs of normality or improvement.
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.
This Continuing Education and Training Online Histotechnology Program at Harford Community College is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880.
Learn more about this highly sought-after credential. View the admission packet or contact us at HTonline@harford.edu.
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