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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.

Fast Facts:
  • 12 months
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st
  • File completion: March 15th
  • A portion of this curriculum utilizes web-based instruction.

  • Completed Application Process
  • Composite ACT Score of 16 or above is required; 18 preferred.
  • A BHCLR applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED prior to program start date.
  • Interview with selection committee.
  • View application information
  • Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria.
  • Histotechnology Technology Checklist

*Please note: A GED qualifies for these prerequisites.
  • Math (may be high school credit)
  • Biology (may be high school credit)

(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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