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Associate of Science in Histotechnology at IUPUI

  • Medical Director: T. Ulbright
  • Program Director: Clinical Assistant Professor D. Wood


Length of Program As a solution to the workforce shortage the Associate of Science in Histotechnology has a flexible completion timeline. Students should aim to complete the course work in no more than five years from the time they first enroll in the program. Completion certificate-level course work must be completed full-time. Alternately, prior certification by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology is accepted in lieu of the certification.

Structure of Program The professional course work is offered by distance education. General-education courses may be completed at Indiana University or at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Design of Professional Curriculum Required general-education courses may be transferred from any regionally accredited college or university, in accordance with university and school policy, or completed through the Indiana University Online courses. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Indiana University. The certificate-level course work (24 credit hours) is completed as distance education to students in qualified histology laboratories around the United States. Laboratory training sites are located nationwide and change based on the student and/or laboratories need. Courses are taught via distance education to employed and non-employed students. A limited number of clinical sites for the program are located within the Indianapolis area for local non-employed students.

Alternately, the previously certified HT(ASCP) may apply for special credit in lieu of completion of the certificate course work. 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.

Updated: January 1, 2014