Students who have completed the 39 specified credits and 8 elective credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in required mathematics and science courses, are eligible to apply for the AHLT 258 seven-month,40 hour per week course taught at Beaumont Health System. This is an intensive 7 month clinical course . Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be prepared for the professional registry examination for histologic technicians. The histologic technician assists the pathologist by processing and preparing slides from surgical and autopsy tissues. The technician also performs a variety of special histochemical stains on tissue sections which aid the pathologist in the diagnosis of disease.
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This program has a competitive admissions process, a required cleared background check,including drug and alcohol screening, a Physical Exam with required immunizations. This program consists of 47 credits at MCC and seven months, 40 hours per week course taught at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. The student must also have fine motor skills needed to perform a variety of necessary skills related to processing tissue samples.