Histotechnician Undergraduate Certificate

Gain both academic and hospital laboratory training as you pursue your Histotechnician Certificate. Get ready to work in a vital medical field preparing specimens for medical diagnosis. You will learn the technique and art of how to embed, cut, stain and prepare a tissue sample for examination under a microscope.

Program Highlights

  • Blends online and face-to-face training in lectures, lab sessions and clinical rotations
  • Pairs well with a major in biomedical science, medical laboratory science or life sciences
  • Students eligible to sit for the national certification examination for histotechnician upon completion 

Program Distinctions

  • Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Only accredited histology program in the Minnesota State System
  • Opportunity to develop relevant skills in classwork, laboratory research and fieldwork with nationally-recognized faculty members

Popular Careers

  • Histotechnician
  • Medical lab
  • Clinical lab
  • Research lab

University Facts & Stats

  • Only accredited histology program in the Minnesota State System
  • 94% of Biological Sciences graduates employed
  • Develop relevant skills in laboratory research with nationally-recognized faculty members.

  • $45 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF)

  • $600,000 National Science Foundation grant helps support students who pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants

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