Education Coordinator: Susan Clark, BS, HTL (ASCP)
    Faculty: Sumera Ackbarali, MS, HTL (ASCP), MT (AAB)
    Faculty: Daniel Packert, MS, HTL (ASCP)
    Program Director & Associate Dean: Gerhild Packert, PhD, HT(Licensed in Germany), MT (Licensed in Germany)

    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 five 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 and Medical Laboratory Sciences is to provide our graduates with skills that will al-low them to apply scientific knowledge, while collaborating with others using verbal, writ-ten 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. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends so students can continue to work while enrolled in the program.

    The program can be completed in as little as two years, including the internship.


    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.


    Barry’s histotechnology program (Specialization within BS Clinical Biology) is one of only five NAACLS-accredited histotechnologist training programs in the United States.

    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 is required 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 Rates

    YearPass Rate

    List of clinical affilaites facilities

    Baptist Hospital of MiamiMiami, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    South Miami HospitalMiami, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    Cleveland Clinic FloridaWeston, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    Bethesda Memorial HospitalBoynton Beach, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center of FloridaMiami Beach, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    Integrated Regional LabsFt. Lauderdale , FloridaCAP, CLIA, AHCA
    Memorial Hospital DistrictHollywood, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA
    Boca Raton Regional HospitalBoca Raton, FloridaJCAHO, CAP, CLIA

    Graduation rates/ Attrition rates

    YearMatriculatesGraduatesAttrition Rate
    Cumulative Total5042(84%)

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

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