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The histotechnician (HT) is responsible for processing surgical
biopsies and autopsy specimens for microscopic review by
pathologists. Illnesses such as cancer or serious infections can
often be detected by the arrangement of cells in a tissue sample.
The histotechnology program of Elgin Community College provides a
quality education which integrates general education and professional
courses with hands-on experience to prepare graduates with the
technical skills needed to work in a variety of histology
laboratories. Students who successfully complete either the
certificate or degree will be eligible to sit for the national
certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical
Pathology (ASCP). Accreditation: The histotechnology program is
accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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