Histotechnician 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.

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete and be awarded an undergraduate degree. For more information about adding an undergraduate certificate, see your advisor.


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

NAACLS Accreditation and Benchmark Outcomes

Current undergraduate students should contact the certificate advisor at least two semesters prior to graduation to assess preparedness for clinical rotation experience. Prospective students who have already completed a degree should contact the certificate advisor as soon as is possible.

This certificate is not restricted to specific majors; however, current SCSU students working on this certificate are most often majors in Biomedical Science, Medical Laboratory Science, or Life Sciences. The certificate is open to graduates of other colleges and universities assuming appropriate science background.

The Histotechnician Certificate program at St. Cloud State University is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 - phone number 773-714-8880, www.naacls.org

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  • Histotechnician
  • Medical lab
  • Clinical lab
  • Research lab

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