CURRICULAR GUIDE

Histologic Technician
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0965  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

Histologic Technicians work under the supervision of a pathologist to prepare
tissue specimens for diagnosis. They perform gross tissue preparation and
laboratory procedures to show microscopic structure. Histologic Technicians solve
problems, demonstrate ethics and patient confidentiality, and use chemical safety
and universal precautions. Histologic Technicians work together with laboratory
personnel to provide doctors with information for making a diagnosis. To work in
most laboratory facilities, Histologic Technicians must be certified by the
American society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). This curriculum is intended for
students who have been admitted to the joint LCC/Ingham Intermediate Histologic
Technician Certificate Program. Students receive a certificate upon completion
and are eligible to take the HT Board of Registry Exam. The certificate program
leads into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Histologic Technology which
students are strongly encouraged to complete for more employment options. 

This is a selective admission program. In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the College. Many of the courses for this program are
open only to students officially admitted to the Histologic Technician
Certificate Program. 

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408, telephone
number (517) 483-1092 or The Capital Area Career Center at (517) 244-1303.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the
Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408, telephone number (517)
483-1092 or the LCC Admissions Office, Room 2300, Gannon Vocational Technical
Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254. 

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  24 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
SCIS 296    Directed Histotech Studies (see Note 1)                          4
SCIS 297    Independent Study in Science                                     4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   24

1.    Students must enroll in SCIS 296 four times for a total of 16 credits. For
      High School students enrolled in the joint LCC/Capital Area Career Center
      Histologic Technician Certificate Program, the SCIS 296 credits will be


Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Student who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments. 

I             II           III               IV           V
SCIS 296      SCIS 296     SCIS 296          SCIS 296     SCIN 287
                                             SCIS 297