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Histotechnology HT.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2024

What is the program about?

The one-year technical certificate program in Histotechnology (HT) prepares students to enter the workforce as Histology Technicians. In this profession, graduates will be specialized clinical laboratory professionals who work in a hospital laboratory setting processing patient tissue samples onto microscopic slides for pathologists to examine for diagnostic or research purposes. This certificate program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Student Information packet located on the webpage. Students will have a maximum of three opportunities to successfully complete all general education courses required by the program. All course withdrawals (W) or failures (D) or (F) will count as an attempt. After a third unsuccessful attempt, the student is no longer eligible to enter or continue in the program. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Note: Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of compassionate, safe, ethical and legal patient care. Incorporate values and attitudes congruent with the profession's core values and code of ethics through the pursuit of lifelong learning. Apply effective skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in the practice of Histology.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality entry-level histology services (under the required supervision of a laboratory director), in consumer and patient-care environments.
  • Demonstrate ability to safely and effectively manage histology procedures and care for self and patients.

Career Opportunities

Histology Technicians have a unique combination of theoretical and technical skills that make them employable in a number of job environments including hospital laboratories, clinics, research laboratories, industry, sales, technical support, administration and education.
Employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 24,000 openings for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians,
at (visited September 14, 2023).


Potential articulation agreement with Wright State University into Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) and Bachelors of Biological Sciences.


  • ALH 1101 and BIO 1121 and CHE 1111 and CHE 1151
  • Approval of Department
  • and 2.7 cumulative grade point average or greater is required for admission to the program
  • and Must pass a criminal background check
  • and Students cannot be color blind for this certificate
  • and Vaccines required for practicum.


Graduates of the one-year technical certificate in Histotechnology will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology's Board of Certification examination to become certified Histotechnicians (HT).


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
CHE 1111 Introduction to Chemistry I 4
CHE 1151 Lab for Introduction to Chemistry I 0
CLT 2720 Histology Techniques 3
CLT 2723 Lab for Histology Techniques 0
CLT 2730 Special Staining in Histology 3
CLT 2733 Lab for Special Staining in Histology 0
CLT 2740 Histology Topics I 3
CLT 2743 Lab for Histology Topics I 0
CLT 2910 Histology Topics II 3
CLT 2913 Lab for Histology Topics II 0
CLT 2990 Histology Practicum 5
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics 4
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Program Accreditation Information

Accreditation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) is currently in process.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.