CURRICULUM GUIDE

Histologic Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0923  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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), 2100 W. Harrison Street,
Chicago, Illinois, 60612-3798. This curriculum is intended for students who have
been admitted to the joint LCC/Capital Area Career Center Histologic Technology
Program.  Curriculum is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Services (NAACLS), 410 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago,
Illinois, 60675-5634.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.
Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before
enrolling in any course.

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 Technology Program. 

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

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, Suite 2300, Gannon Vocational Technical
Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254. 

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  35 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 127    Cell Biology                                                     4
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy                                                    4
BIOL 270    Human Genetics                                                   3
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
CPSC 120    Introduction to Computers                                        3
MATH 112    Intermediate Algebra                                             4
SCIS 297    Independent Study in Science                                     1
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

Completion of the accredited Capital Area Career Center
Histologic Technology Program                                       16 Credits
Certification by the ASCP (see Note 1)

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL:  11 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas (See Note 2)                0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      0
            Mathematics Core Area                                            0
            Science Core Area                                                0
            Writing Core Area                                                0

CHOICE 2:   Electives                                               11 Credits
BIOL 203    Microbiology                                                     3
BIOL 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
BIOL 275    Molecular Biology I                                              4
BIOL 276    Molecular Biology II                                             4
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
STAT 170    Introduction to Statistics                                       3
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    The specific histologic technique courses necessary to prepare for this
      certification must be taken at the Capital Area Career Center or, students
      who have prepared for the certification exam in another program may apply
      for "Credit For Previously Acquired Knowledge and Learning Experience." See
      the "Student Records" section of this catalog.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      these Core areas.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students 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
SCIS 297          BIOL 127          BIOL 201          BIOL 270
                  MATH 112          CHEM 151          SOCL 120
                  SPCH 120          CHEM 161          Lim. Ch. 2
                  WRIT 121          CPSC 120          Lim. Ch. 2
                                    Lim. Ch. 2