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Histotechnician Credential

Credit Recommendations 

  • Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Chemistry & Lab. Mathematics (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Hematopathology (1.5 credits, lower division level)
  • Histologic Techniques I (5 credits, lower division level)
  • Histologic Techniques II (1.5 credits, lower division level)
  • Independent Project (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Medical Ethics (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit, lower division level)
  • Microscopy (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Routine Staining (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Special Staining (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Special Techniques (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Tissue Processing (3 credits, lower division level)

Effective Dates 

January 2010 through June 2015

Credit Recommendations 

  • Biology (6 credits, lower division level)
  • Clinical Chemistry (6 credits, lower divison level)
  • Histopathology (6 credits, lower division level)
  • Microbiology (3 credits lower divsion level)

Effective Dates 

1984 through 1994

Issuing Agency

American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit.