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2015-2016 Archived Catalog 
2015-2016 Archived Catalog

Histologic Technician, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science
Health Sciences Division

Program Code: HISO2

Office: Curtice-Mott Complex CM2313

Phone: (810) 762-0317

This program consists of 47 credits at MCC and seven months of clinical experience at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be prepared for the professional registry examination for histologic technicians. The histologic technician assists the pathologist by processing and preparing slides from surgical and autopsy tissues. The technician also performs a variety of special histochemical stains on tissue sections which aid the pathologist in the diagnosis of disease.

Students who have completed the 39 specified credits and 8 elective credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in required mathematics and science courses, are eligible to apply for AHLT 258  a seven-month, 40-hour-per-week course taught at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. This course will be the final 15 credits toward an A.A.S. degree.

Beaumont’s School of Histology Technology admits two students each September. Applications must be returned to the Program Director by April 15 for admission for the following September. Students must request their transcripts to be sent to the Program Director. An interview with the Medical Director, the Program Director and one faculty member of the program may then be scheduled. Application packets can be obtained online at Click on Histologic Technician.

Contact Information:

Jamie Pert, HTL (ASCP) CM, MB CM
Schools of Histotechnology
Beaumont Health System
3601 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Admission is based on total GPA, the GPA in science and math, letters of recommendation, statement of career goals, previous work experience and the interview results.

Conviction of a criminal offense may prohibit applicants from acceptance into the Histologic Technician clinicals at Beaumont Health System. All applicants for a health profession license or registration in Michigan are required to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check. Students must pass the physical exam given by Beaumont Health System Occupational Health, which includes drug and alcohol screening.

Pre-requisite: Must place at college level reading on the MCC placement test or successfully complete RDNG 030  or ENGL 100 .

Occupational Specialty Courses

Group Total:Credits 15 / 15 Contact Hours

Group Total: Credits 17-19 / 25-27 Contact Hours

Recommended Elective Courses

  • Student may choose any course to total 9 credits Credits 9 / 9 Contact Hours

Group Total: Credits 9 / 9 Contact Hours

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

Social Science (3 credits)

  • Complete any 100 level or higher Social Science course Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours

Mathematics (3-4 credits)

Group Total: Credits 18 / 18 Contact Hours

Program Total: Credits 62-64 / 74-76 Contact Hours


  1. All course and degree requirements must be met
  2. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

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