Argosy University, Twin Cities in Eagan, Minnesota, offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Histotechnology degree program. The mission of this program is to teach students to work as healthcare professionals, to interact with other healthcare professionals and patients in a professional and ethical manner, to develop the best possible technical skills in histology, and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve.
The program requires the satisfactory completion of 67 credit hours. In addition to the program-specific courses, students are required to complete 21 credit hours in General Education to fulfill the requirements of an AAS degree. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the ASCP Histotechnician Board of Registry exam. Students who enter the program with a bachelor’s degree that includes 30 credit hours in biology, chemistry or both, complete the program in 54 credit hours and are eligible to take the ASCP Histotechnologist Board of Registry Exam.
Students enrolled in the AAS in Histotechnology program must choose a Track I or Track II curriculum outline. Full-time students following the recommended Track I curriculum outline can complete the program in 22 months. The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track I curriculum based upon full-time status is 33 months.
Full-time students following the recommended Track II curriculum outline can complete the program in 18 months. The maximum allowable timeframe to complete the Track II curriculum based upon full-time status is 27 months.
Graduates will be prepared to provide healthcare services as histotechnicians. Histology is the study of cells, tissues, and body systems. Histotechnicians prepare tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis by pathologists. These tissue sections enable the pathologist to diagnose body dysfunction and malignancy.
Launch your career potential by enrolling in the AAS in Histotechnology program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.