• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    60
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $275.17
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $957.58

Histotechnology, AS

Associate of Science

Histology is the study of cellular structure and tissue anatomy of plants and animals. Histotechnicians and histotechnologists are members of a laboratory team who employ histologic technology to diagnose diseases, to conduct research, or to instruct others in the science. As a histotechnologist, your tasks will require patience, mechanical ability, and knowledge of biology, immunology, molecular biology, anatomy, and chemistry. You will work with delicate instruments and automated equipment as well as knives, chemicals, and glass slides. You must value precision and have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

The IU Online Associate of Science in Histotechnology provides you with the education experiences necessary to enter a career as a histologic technician, to include entry-level competence and eligibility for the ASCP Board of Certification Histotechnician exam. The curriculum balances technical knowledge and clinical competence gained in the histology laboratory setting.

Your IU Online AS in Histotechnology prepares you for a career as a histotechnician in:

  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 
  • Dermatopathology 
  • Public health facilities 
  • Industrial research 
  • Veterinary pathology 
  • Marine biology 
  • Forensic pathology 

Degree Requirements

You must complete the certificate-level coursework (24 credit hours) before pursuing the associate degree. If you are already certified as a histotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, you may apply for special credit in lieu of the certificate course work. To graduate with the AS in Histotechnology, you must complete a total of 60 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Elementary composition (3 credit hours) 
  • Speech communication (3 credit hours)
  • College mathematics - college algebra or higher (3 credit hours)
  • Arts/humanities elective (3 credit hours)
  • Social science elective (6 credit hours)
  • Life & physical sciences - biology (general biology preferred) (5 credit Hours)
  • Life & physical sciences - chemistry (principles of chemistry preferred) (3 credit Hours)
  • Additional life & physical sciences - additional biology (human biology or human anatomy/physiology preferred) (4 credit hours)
  • Histotechnology capstone PATH-H 201 (6 credit hours)

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:  

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
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  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Completed the Histotechnology Certificate level coursework or be certified as a histotechnologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry.
  2. Met all other admissions requirements.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Pre-application form - Applicants should wait to apply to the university until they receive their pre-application approval letter. 
  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Submit Histotechnology Program supplemental forms.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or: 

        IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
        Cavanaugh Hall 147 
        425 University Boulevard 
        Indianapolis, IN 46202 

Courses

Core
  • PATH-H 101 Histotechnology I3 Credits
  • PATH-H 102 Histotechnology II3 Credits
  • PATH-H 103 Histotechnology III 3 Credits
  • PATH-H 104 Histotechnology IV3 Credits
  • PATH-H 181 Histotechnology Practicum I3 Credits
  • PATH-H 182 Histotechnology Practicum II 3 Credits
  • PATH-H 183 Histotechnology Practicum III3 Credits
  • PATH-H 184 Histotechnology Practicum IV3 Credits
  • PATH-H 201 Comprehensive Experience in Histotechnology 6 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.

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