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Histotechnology

Histotechnology

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
  • a fully online AAS track.


Fast Facts:
  • 2 Semesters in length
  • Classes begin in July
  • Application Deadline: March 1st
  • File Completion Deadline: March 15th

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to both tracks will be required to meet the following admission requirements:

  • Completed Application Process
  • ACT Composite score of 18 minimum or SAT score of 870 minimum 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.

Application information

Histotechnology Checklist

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: http://acts.adhe.edu/studenttransfer.aspx

Credit by Exam Information for BHCLR (CLEP, AP and PLA)

Pre-Requisites / General Education for the AAS                                                                          Credit Hours

  • ENGL1013
  • English Composition I 3
  • ENGL1023
  • English Composition II 3
  • MATH 1103
  • College Algebra 3
  • CPSI 1003
  • Computer Concepts 3
  • BIOL 1004
  • Biology for Non-Majors -or-
         BIOL 1401 Biology for Majors 4
  • N/A*
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (A & P) –or-
          Structure and Function Course** 4
  • CHEM 1214
  • Fundamental Chemistry I –or-
         CHEM 1414 College / General Chemistry I 4
  • PSYS 1103
  • Psychology -or-
         SOCI 1013 Sociology 3

    TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS                                                                                               27


    *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

    DEGREE COMPLETION:
    • Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health available through completer agreement with Pulaski Technical College. For more information, go to pulaskitech.edu

    FAQs

    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 an ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 870?
    The Baptist Health School of Histotechnology requires an ACT score of 18 or above, or an SAT score of 870 for admission. If you do not score an ACT of 18 or an SAT of 870, 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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