Histological Technician Program - Prospective Students
Do I Qualify?
To complete the Online Histological Technician Certificate program within one year as a part-time student, entering students typically have earned a A.S. degree in a health science program, or a related field. Their previous coursework should include completion (C or better) of the following courses or their equivalents:
Students who lack some or all of the background described can still complete the program as a full-time student or, depending on the missing coursework, may require an extended time of study.
In order to be eligible for NYS Licensure as a Histological Technician, the student must have earned or are in the process of earning an associate’s degree with the proper distribution and number of science courses required to meet NYS licensure requirements.
Personal characteristics that predict success in this program are the ability to research and solve problems, an interest in science and medicine, curiosity, reliability, and a desire to be involved in a truly rewarding profession.
Student Essential Functions
The essential functions are the nonacademic requirements of each program. They correspond to the physical, psychological and professional demands required of a Clinical Laboratory Technician or Phlebotomist. Each of these professionals performs tests and procedures that impact patient care and safety. For this reason, although Broome Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution, it is important that every applicant meets certain technical standards (essential functions) to be able to engage in training activities that will not endanger students, faculty or patients. With appropriate accommodations if needed, all students must be able to perform activities such as those listed below.
Essential Function/Technical Standards
Essential functions/technical standards represent the essential non-academic requirements of the histotechnician program that students must master to successfully participate in the Program. Persons wishing to enter, or those students who expect to continue in the Histotechnician Practicum, must:
1. Eye-Hand: Possess manual dexterity, fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination to:
2. Vision: Possess visual acuity with the ability to discriminate:
3. Health: Possess the physical, mental and emotional health to:
4. Affective Attributes: Possess the ability to:
5. Hazards: Possess the willingness and ability to work with:
6. Communications: Possess the ability to: