Certificate in Histology - One Year

Albany State University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 18
Per Credit Hour Cost $95.00
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Program Description

The Histology Certificate is a two to three semester undergraduate program for qualified individuals seeking an opportunity in the pathology field. Graduates of the AAS and Certificate programs are eligible to take the National Registry exam for Histologic Technician (HT) certification. Histologic Technicians have a wide range of job opportunities including hospitals, independent laboratories, academic and pharmaceutical research, dermatology practices, crime labs, forensics and histology sales.

The curriculum is designed to develop the student’s knowledge and ability to perform hands-on applications in a histology laboratory. Most of these applications are performed on tissue specimens, both human and veterinary.

Histologic Technicians are responsible for all aspects of tissue preparation and work closely with pathologists to help them diagnose disease processes. Because each specimen is unique and usually un-reproducible, great care and skill is demanded of all Histologic Technicians.

Admission to the certificate program is open to all individuals who meet the requirements.

Graduates of the AAS and Certificate programs are eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam administered by the Board of Registry (BOR) through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Admissions Information

1. Admission to Albany State University

2. Prior college degree.

3. Completion of Algebra, Chemistry and Biology with a “C” or higher. Coursework in Biology

would preferably be Anatomy & Physiology. Acceptance of coursework will be at the

discretion of the Program Director.

4. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

5. Program application required.

Applications are available through the Program Director or in the Health Sciences office at Albany State University ASU West Campus. Applications are also available from the program homepage at:


Program Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences