This curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures.

Course work emphasizes scientific concepts related to laboratory testing, quality assurance, histology, microscopy, and other related topics.

Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the national examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include pathology laboratories in hospitals and clinics and medical or research laboratories.