Histology Technician Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Histology Technician program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Critically examine the foundational concepts, theories and frameworks of histology.
  • Troubleshoot errors in histology through systematic reasoning and problem resolution
  • Correlate tissue identification with function and related pathology
  • Analyze tissue structures for quality based on histological technique and staining method
  • Describe the principles of electron microscopy, enzyme histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and cytology preparation
  • Practice the principles of safety within the laboratory setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to manipulate the tools appropriate for histotechnology
  • Master entry level technical aptitude in all routine histological procedures
  • Evaluate problems for source, cause and potential resolution
  • Apply quality assurance measures to histology processes and procedures
  • Assess the quality of patient samples for accuracy and precision
  • Demonstrate efficiency and timely completion of assigned responsibilities
  • Practice professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ethical role and responsibilities of a professional histology technician
  • Practice critical thinking through sound judgment and decision making
  • Develop professional skills as a function of personal growth
  • Practice respect and concern for patient well‐being (the needs of the patient come first)