Undergraduate Programs

Associate of Science in Histotechnology
Associate of Science in Histotechnology at IUPUI
  • Medical Director: T. Ulbright
  • Program Director: Clinical Assistant Professor D.Wood

Length of Program  One year of full-time certificate-level course work, or prior certification by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, plus additional time for completion of degree requirements. Students should aim to complete the course work in no more than five years from the time they first enroll in the program.

Structure of Program  Designed for the employed histologist, the professional course work is offered by distance education. General-education courses may be completed at Indiana University or at other accredited colleges or universities.

Design of Professional Curriculum  Completion of the certificate-level course work (24 credit hours) is required before pursuit of the associate degree. Alternately, the previously certified HT(ASCP) may apply for special credit in lieu of completion of the certificate course work. Required general-education courses may be transferred from any accredited college or university, in accordance with university and school policy, or completed through the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies independent study courses. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Indiana University. The histotechnology capstone course, offered by distance education via Adobe Presenter and Adobe Connect web-conferencing, will be taken as the student nears degree completion.

Program Facilities  The Histotechnology program office is in the IU Health Pathology Laboratory Building at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Students access accredited course work by attendance at IUPUI or another college or university or through distance education offerings.

Opportunity to Work  The program is designed with the employed histologist in mind; full- or part-time employment is assumed.

Last Updated: March 13, 2012