Histologic Technician - AAS

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Histologic Technician - AAS

The Histologic Technician AAS program is a two-year, five-semester course of study requiring a total of 60 semester hours of credit. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8886. Graduates are eligible for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR). New classes begin in the fall of each year. The following courses: EDUC 1300 Learning Framework, HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions, MATH 1314 College Algebra, ENGL 1301 Composition I, BIOL 1406 General Biology I are prerequisites for admission to the Histologic Technician - AAS program. Total Credits in the Prerequisite Semester is 15.


Semester 1
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I ( Lecture) - Recommended for transfer OR
CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I ( Lecture) 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I ( Lab) - Recommended for transfer OR
CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I ( Lab) 1
HLAB 1305 Functional Histology I 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab) 1
HLAB 1301 Introduction to Histotechnology 3
Semester 2
HLAB 1402 Histotechnology I 4
HLAB 1346 Functional Histology II 3
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab) 1
Semester 3
HLAB 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 2
HLAB 1443 Histotechnology II 4


Semester 1
HLAB 2434 Histotechnology III 4
HLAB 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 2
Elective Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester 2
HLAB 1268 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 2
HLAB 2341 Registry Review (#Capstone Course) 3
Semester 3

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

General Education Electives for Workforce Programs

Humanities/Fine Arts

Note: English Composition, Creative Writing, Studio Arts and Speech courses do not satisfy this requirement. Beginning Foreign Language courses taken in 2017-2018 will count toward core requirements.

ARAB 1411*ARAB 1412*
ARTS 1301ARTS 1303ARTS 1304
CHIN 1411*CHIN 1412*
COMM 2366*
DANC 2303
DRAM 1310DRAM 1351, DRAM 2366*
ENGL 2322ENGL 2323ENGL 2327ENGL 2328ENGL 2332ENGL 2333ENGL 2342ENGL 2343ENGL 2351
FREN 1411*FREN 1412*
GERM 1411*GERM 1412*
HIST 1301HIST 1302HIST 2301HIST 2311HIST 2312HIST 2321*HIST 2322*, HIST 2327HIST 2328*HIST 2381
HUMA 1301HUMA 1305HUMA 1311*HUMA 2319HUMA 2323
JAPN 1411*JAPN 1412*
KORE 1411*KORE 1412*
MUSI 1306MUSI 1310
PHIL 1301PHIL 1304PHIL 2306PHIL 2307PHIL 2316
SPAN 1411SPAN 1412