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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health Science with a concentration in Histotechnology is designed to accommodate the unique demands for Histotechnology professionals in the health science industry. Upon completion of the program and the attainment of the the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Histotechnologist (HTL) certification and license, graduates may be employed as part of the health care delivery team in a hospital, private clinical laboratory, research laboratory or other health-care setting as laboratory technologists.

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Quick Facts

  • High Employment Rate

    Employment for Histotechnologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2026, faster than the average for other occupations.

  • Other Highlight

    The rapid advancement of knowledge in the field of medical laboratory science is required for the growing need of highly skilled and knowledgeable clinical laboratory scientists. Employment is found in hospitals, physician’s offices, research facilities, private and public health laboratories, industrial quality control, veterinary clinics, pharmaceutical laboratories, and sales and health care equipment.

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The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health offers two program concentration options: Medical Laboratory Science and Histotechnology


Histotechnologists (HTL) work with pathologists and other laboratory professionals in performing and analyzing laboratory testing used for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Program Details

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health Science with a concentration in Histotechnology is a blended- online and MDC Live HT to HTL program. The HT to HTL program expands upon the Associate of Science in Laboratory Sciences curriculum. Graduates of the BAS program with the HTL concentration are eligible for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Areas of Study:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Laboratory Operations and Management
  • Research Methods and issues in Health Science
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Career Prospects

Upon completion of the program and the attainment of certification and license, Histotechnologists are employed in a variety of health-care settings as laboratory technologists with the opportunity of upward mobility to supervisory and management positions. This concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in job roles such as:

  • Forensics
  • Hospital Labs
  • Industrial Labs
  • Medical Sales
  • Medical Research
  • Private Labs
  • Technical Representative

Program Location

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