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Maddie Josephs
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Rosemarie Tavares Proulx
Education Coordinator


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NAACLS  National Accrediting Agency  for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - See Histology accreditation information

Career Information

BLS Occupational Outlook scroll down to Histologic Technician

ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology provides information on careers in medical laboratory science.

NSH National Society for Histotechnology

Histotechnician Program

Liston Campus Only

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  • Program & Course Descriptions
  • Description of Profession
    • A histotechnician is an individual who is trained in the preparation and staining of tissue slides for microscopic examination and disease diagnosis by the pathologist. Histotechnicians may be employed in a variety of areas, such as operating rooms, clinics, doctors' offices, research, veterinary pathology, marine biology and forensic pathology. Histotechnicians may preserve organs for later examination, perform enzyme biochemistry of electron microscopy. Histotechnicians may also assist the pathologist in the preparation of frozen tissue sections which are used to provide rapid diagnosis.

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