Specialization in Histotechnology

Specialization in Histotechnology

Our students can choose one of three routes to become a Histotechnologist

  • BS in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histotechnology (10-month program)
  • MS in Clinical Biology with a Specialization in Histotechnology (12-month program)

This degree/certificate program is designed to be as flexible and as convenient as possible to provide a schedule that allows students to continue maintaining personal and professional responsibilities while earning their degree/certificate in Histotechnology.

The Histotechnology specialization provides intense training in histotechnology through a combination of lectures, hands-on laboratory experience and clinical internships.

The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Science program with Specialization in Histotechnology is to provide our graduates with skills that will allow them to apply scientific knowledge and collaborate with others using verbal, written and technological skills inherent to health care. We provide students the tools they need 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 Histotechnology specialization are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) HT and HTL certification examination.* This certification is recognized throughout the country as well as internationally.


The program includes a five-month internship at clinical affiliate sites throughout Florida. 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
Email: info@naacls.org

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 Rate

  • 2020: 100%
  • 2021: 89%
  • 2022: 86%

Retention Rate:

  • 2020: 100%
  • 2021: 100%
  • 2022: 100%

Placement Rate (Found employment in the field/continued education) within one year of graduation:

  • 2020: 83%
  • 2021: 100%
  • 2022: 100%

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

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