The Histotechnology Program is offered as an area of emphasis within the Medical Laboratory Science major. Students graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science independent of passing the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The Histotechnology (HTL) Program professional curriculum is based at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. The first year consists of didactic and laboratory sessions focusing on routine laboratory procedures and techniques. The second year focuses on complex procedures and techniques and on-site and clinical rotations. Clinical rotations will be completed at the program’s affiliated clinical laboratories. During laboratory sessions and clinical rotations, the students will apply their knowledge and skills by using state-of-the-art equipment to perform laboratory procedures under supervision.
Students are assigned to their clinical rotation sites upon their admission to the program. If a student is accepted into the MLS professional program, a clinical affiliate placement is guaranteed but the clinical affiliate assignment to a specific clinical affiliate site location is not guaranteed. Students who are assigned to off-campus sites will relocate to those sites for the final semester of the senior year. Students are responsible for their own housing.