LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULUM GUIDE

Histologic Technician
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0965  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Histologic Technicians work under the supervision of a pathologist to prepare
tissue specimens for diagnosis. They perform gross tissue preparation and
laboratory procedures to show microscopic structure. Histologic Technicians solve
problems, demonstrate ethics and patient confidentiality, and use chemical safety
and universal precautions. Histologic Technicians work together with laboratory
personnel to provide doctors with information for making a diagnosis. To work in
most laboratory facilities, Histologic Technicians must be certified by the
American society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), 2100 W. Harrison Street,
Chicago, Illinois, 60612-3798. This curriculum is intended for students who have
been admitted to the joint LCC/Ingham Intermediate Histologic Technician
Certificate Program. Students receive a certificate upon completion and are
eligible to take the HT Board of Registry Exam. The certificate program leads
into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Histologic Technology which
students are strongly encouraged to complete for more employment options.
Curriculum is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory
Services (NAACLS), 410 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, Illinois, 60675-
5634.

This is a selective admission program. In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the College. Many of the courses for this program are
open only to students officially admitted to the Histologic Technician
Certificate Program. 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

INFORMATION
Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408, telephone
number (517) 483-1092 or The Capital Area Career Center at (517) 244-1303.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE HISTOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the
Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408, telephone number (517)
483-1092 or the LCC Admissions Office, Room 2300, Gannon Vocational Technical
Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254. 

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  24 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
SCIN 287    Science Technology Internship                                    4
SCIS 296    Directed Histotech Studies (See Note 1)                          4
SCIS 297    Independent Study in Science                                     4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   24

NOTES:
1.    Students must enroll in SCIS 296 four times for a total of 16 credits. For
      High School students enrolled in the joint LCC/Capital Area Career Center
      Histologic Technician Certificate Program, the SCIS 296 credits will be
      articulated. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Student who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments. 

I             II           III               IV           V
SCIS 296      SCIS 296     SCIS 296          SCIS 296     SCIN 287
                                             SCIS 297