Program Director & Associate Dean: Gerhild Packert, PhD, HT(Licensed in Germany), MT (Licensed in Germany)

    Education Coordinator: Susan Clark, BS, HTL (ASCP)
    Faculty: Sumera Ackbarali, MS, HTL (ASCP), MT (AAB)
    Faculty: Daniel Packert, MS, HTL (ASCP)

    Histotechnology at Barry University

    The BS in Clinical Biology with a specialization in Histotechnology provides intense training in histotechnology through a combination of lectures, hands-on laboratory experience and clinical internships. Barry University’s histotechnology program is one of only eight programs of its kind in the United States accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

    The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Science program with Specializations in Histotech-nology is to provide our graduates with skills that will al-low them to apply scientific knowledge and collaborate with others using verbal, written and technological skills inherent to health care. We provide them the tools to engage in professional practices that adhere to the concepts of integrity, ethics, life-long learning and patient advocacy. This mission aligns with the goals of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Barry University.

    Preparing You for ASCP Certification

    Students graduating from the BS in Clinical Biology/Histotechnology specialization are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination.*

    The program is designed with the working professional in mind.


    The program includes a five-month internship at clinical affiliate sites throughout South Florida. Internships are scheduled during the daytime hours in accordance with the schedule of the assigned clinical site. The internship provides practical hands-on experience that prepares the student for a career as a histotechnologist.


    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 N River Rd, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Telephone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886

    Note: Completion of a NAACLS-accredited program allows for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Please note that certification agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is your obligation to meet those requirements.

    Board Pass Retention Rate

    YearPass Rate

    Graduation rates/ Retention rates

    YearMatriculatesGraduatesAttrition Rate
    Cumulative Total5042(84%)

    The granting of the degree or certificate is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.

    Video: Preparing for a Histotechnology Career in the US

    Barry University - College of Nursing and Health Sciences - Histotechnology (Specialization within BS in Clinical Biology)

    11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
    Phone number: 305-899-3240
    Toll-free: 1-800-756-6000, ext.3240

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