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Learn about the in-demand field of Histotechnology and the fulfillment of being a histotechnician and using your skills to help doctors diagnose diseases.

Enrollment for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 is now Open! For more information about enrolling in the Certificate of Achievement in Histotechnology, please contact Program Assistant, Feather Ives, at feathermerritt@gmail.com and cc Dr. Shirley Pan, at span@peralta.edu. Click here for program curriculum.

To join our mailing list for updates on the summer semester, email Program Assistant, Feather Ives, at feathermerritt@gmail.com.

 

The Histotechnology program provides on-campus and on-site technical training, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy and genomics. Training on campus will utilize samples routinely prepared in both clinical and research facilities. As part of their formal training, students of histotechnology will work through study guides provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for its certification examination. Partnerships with local facilities will allow for work experience and internship sites, required for certification of histotechnology graduates, and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.

Our students and alumni have completed clinical rotations and been hired by our partners: