Histology Technician Program

Histology Technicians specialize in the techniques of preparing thin slices of tissue for microscopic examination by a pathologist. They must properly accession, gross, fix, process, embed, cut, stain, and troubleshoot technical issues that arise in the laboratory setting. Histology technicians operate precision equipment and work with a variety of dyes and chemicals to make tissue abnormalities visible with a microscope. Knowledge of biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology is essential for the professional histology technician.

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Histology Technician AS

Histology Technicians specialize in the techniques of preparing thin slices of tissue for microscopic examination by a pathologist. They must properly accession, gross, fix, process, embed, cut, stain, and troubleshoot technical issues that arise in the laboratory setting. Histology technicians operate precision equipment and work with a variety of dyes and chemicals to make tissue abnormalities visible with a microscope. Knowledge of biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology is essential for the professional histology technician.

 

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Courtney ThoresonCourtney Thoreson, Program Advisor

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Program Website: www.mayo.edu/mshs/careers/histology-technician/histology-technician-minnesota
Program Plan: www.rctc.edu/academics/programs/
More Information: www.rctc.edu/contact/

Overview content updated: 2017-04-17