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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Introduction to Histotechnology
Course Number: HT 1
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be informed of the courses required for the Histotechnician training program.
  • Students will be able to describe regulatory and accrediting agencies that set standards for histotechnology laboratories.
  • Students will set up an employment portfolio for use throughout the program
  • Students will be able to identify the steps in tissue processing that all tissue specimens undergo from arrival in the laboratory to the completed report.
  • Students will be able to list the equipment and reagents needed to process routine tissue specimens.
  • Students will be able to identify the role of the histotechnician in tissue sample preparation in clinical, research, veterinary, and other histology laboratories.
  • Students will be able to use the internet to locate histotechnology journals, newsletters, conferences, and support resources to be used in subsequent courses and future careers.
  • Students will be able to identify program admission requirements, essential functions, course requirements, clinical work experience, program policies and procedures, and certification.
  • Students will be able to describe the essential functions necessary for admission and participation in the Histologic Technician Training Program.
  • Students will be able to develop an educational plan (with assistance from counseling faculty) to complete the program and prepare a portfolio to record program progress and skills acquired.