• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    24
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $202.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $202.50

Histotechnology

Undergraduate Certificate

Histology is the study of the 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 Undergraduate Certificate in Histotechnology is designed for students who are already working in histology labs and want to increase their professional knowledge in all areas of histologic technology.

As a student in the 10-month program, you complete four didactic courses and four practicum courses. Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to take the Histotechnician Certification Examination HT(ASCP) administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology's Board of Registry.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Histotechnology prepares you for a career as a histologic technician or histotechnician in such areas as:

  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 
  • Dermatopathology labs 
  • Urology labs 
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Public health facilities 
  • Industrial research labs 
  • Veterinary pathology labs 
  • Marine biology labs 
  • Forensic pathology labs 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Histotechnology, you must complete 24 credit hours.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online AS in Histotechnology, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the undergraduate program.

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Access to a qualified training laboratory.
  2. A certified Histotechnologist or HTL (ASCP) to serve as a mentor.
  3. Completed prerequisite courses.
  4. 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:

  • Complete application for admission. 
  • 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 101Histotechnology I3 Credits
  • PATH-H 102 Histotechnology II3 Credits
  • PATH-H 103 Histotechnology III3 Credits
  • PATH-H 104 Histotechnology IV 3 Credits
  • PATH-H 181 Histotechnology Practicum I3 Credits
  • PATH-H 182 Histotechnology Practicum II3 Credits
  • PATH-H 183 Histotechnology Practicum III 3 Credits
  • PATH-H 184 Histotechnology Practicum IV3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $202.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $607.50
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $202.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $607.50
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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