Medical Laboratory Technology, Microscopic Tissue Anatomy, Advanced Technical Certificate

Program Information

This Advanced Technical Certificate is designed for students who have completed the Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

While an AAS provides a firm foundation for the entry level medical laboratory technician, the addition of an Advanced Technical Certificate enhances the graduate’s attractiveness to an employer. Pathologists frequently seek enthusiastic histology technicians to join their teams.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is granted an Advanced Technical Certificate and is eligible to apply for the certification examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and/or the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

The program curriculum is a balance of technical courses and supervised practicum work at area hospitals. This provides the student an opportunity for educational development, as well as skill competency.

Prior to entering the Microscopic Tissue Anatomy Advanced Technical Certificate program, the student must have completed an AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology and have made application to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists examination for medical laboratory technicians.

Career Opportunities

The clinical laboratory technology profession invites advanced skilled technicians to join medical organizations to assist in disease and diagnostic procedures that arrest clinical symptoms. The combination of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree and Advanced Technical Certificate in Microscopic Tissue Anatomy separates your skill set from those who have not discovered this important pathway to a productive career in health care.

Most Histotechnicians work in hospitals or research libraries.

Earning Potential

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician (includes histotechnicians): $54,452 per year1

Campus

Central Campus

Admission

A criminal background check and drug screening are required by all health science students attending clinical courses or practicum and may be required prior to admission.

Prior to entering the Microscopic Tissue Anatomy Advanced Technical Certificate program, the student must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and have made application to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists examination for medical laboratory technicians.

The College designed this Advanced Technical Certificate for students who have completed the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree.

Plan of Study

Central Campus
AMLABT-MTA

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
HLAB 1401 Introduction to Histotechnology 4
HLAB 1402 Histotechnology I 4
HLAB 1405 Functional Histology I 4
HLAB 1460 Clinical I - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 4
 Credits16
Second Term
HLAB 1443 Histotechnology II 4
HLAB 1446 Functional Histology II 4
HLAB 1461 Clinical II - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 4
 Credits12
Third Term
HLAB 1462 Clinical III - Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 4
HLAB 2341 Registry Review 3
 Credits7
 Total Credits35

Capstone Experience: HLAB 2341 Registry Review