Histology Technicians prepare tissue for microscopic study by the pathologist to confirm or identify disease processes. This preparation process includes fixation, processing, embedding in a paraffin block, cutting microthin sections and staining to enhance nuclear and cytoplasmic detail.
Effective for the July 2017 incoming class, BHCLR-School of Histotechnology will offer:
A residential certificate track for students on the Little Rock campus,
a fully online certificate track,
an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) track for students on the Little Rock campus,
and a fully online AAS track.
Applicants to both tracks will be required to meet the following admission requirements:
Completed Application Process
ACT Composite score of 18 or above is preferred, 16 is required.
A BHCLR applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED prior to program start date.
Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria. .
Interview with selection committee as requested
Both the certificate and the AAS tracks will be offered to incoming students for July 2017 and July 2018. Effective July 2019, Baptist Health College Little Rock will only offer the AAS in Histotechnology and eight general education courses will be required for all applicants. Pre-requisite courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
Pre-Requisite High School / College Courses for the Certificate Track
High school or college mathematics
High school or college biology
Please note that a GED will satisfy these course requirements for the certificate track.
Pre-Requisites College Courses for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) is a postsecondary education resource service that provides comparable course information to facilitate student transfer within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Where available, ACTS course numbers are included. For more information see:
Pre-Requisites / General Education for the AAS Credit Hours
Area of Study Course
|English Composition I
|English Composition II
|Biology for Non-Majors -or-
|Biology for Majors
|Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) –or-
|Structure and Function Course**
|Fundamental Chemistry I –or-
|College / General Chemistry I
||TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS
*ACTS # is not available for this course. Please contact the program director or registrar for assistance with transfer options.
**This course is a one semester overview / survey of all systems of anatomy and physiology and completion of Anatomy & Physiology I will not meet this requirement. Students who complete Anatomy & Physiology I must also complete Anatomy & Physiology II to satisfy this requirement. Per ADHE requirements, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be taken at the same institution to be transferable.
For students who intend to pursue an advanced degree that will require two semesters / 8 credit hours of A&P, completion of both BIOL 1402 and BIOL 1403 with a grade of C or better will satisfy this course requirement.
Effective July 2019, Baptist Health College Little Rock will only offer the AAS in Histotechnology and the 27 general education credits listed above will be required for all applicants.
NON-RESIDENTIAL TRACK REQUIREMENTS:
(In addition to other academic requirements)
- Must have 1080 hours of Histology lab experience within the last 5 years prior to starting program
- Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health available through completer agreement with Pulaski Technical College. For more information, go to pulaskitech.edu
How much does the Histotechnology Program cost?
The cost of the Baptist Health School of Histotechnology varies depending on the individual student. Please download the cost plan for estimated costs.
What if I don't make a 16 or above on the ACT?
The Baptist Health School of Histotechnology requires an ACT Score of 16 or above for admission. If you do not score a 16 or above, we recommend that you re-test. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT. We also recommend that you use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT.
How many days a week will I be in class?
As a student in the Baptist Health School of Histotechnology, you will be in class 4 days per week.
Do you offer online classes?
The School does offer online courses for applicants that have the prerequired experience mentioned above.
Do you offer night classes?
At this time, the Baptist Health School of Histotechnology does not offer classes at night.
How much do Histotechnicians make?
Earnings for Histotechnicians vary greatly, and have many different factors. Please visit the US Department of Labor website to find out earning information.
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