Award Type: AAS
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Histologic Technology program prepares students to provide clinical support to pathologists and researchers through application of technical expertise in processing body tissues for microscopic examination, frozen section assistance, embedding techniques, microtomy, and special staining techniques. Students in the Histologic Technology program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Histologic Technology is also available.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics courses within the last eight (8) years is required.
High school diploma or GED. Completion of Program Prerequisites. Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), tuberculosis skin test (TB), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and Hepatitis B vaccine (HEB) and Seasonal Flu vaccine. Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s). Complete and submit the health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider. Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results. Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities. A formal application and admission or readmission to the Histologic Technology program is required. Application to the Histologic Technology program can be obtained from a Health Professions Advisor, the Program Director, or via the Phoenix College Health Professions, Fitness and Wellness Web site.
Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.