Thank you for your interest in the Albany State University Histologic Technician Program.
Included in this packet is an application for entrance into the Histologic Technician Program as
well as additional information about the program.
Histotechnicians are medical laboratory personnel who are trained to prepare microscopic slides
from human and veterinary tissue samples. Histotechnicians work closely with pathologists and
other doctorate level professionals in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinical
laboratories, pharmaceutical research, coroner’s offices and other independent laboratories.
While patient care is a major force in the services we provide there is very little or no patient
The job outlook looks quite bright as many established histotechnicans are closing in on
retirement, the standards for certification are raised and the number of laboratory tests increases.
Current entry level salaries are in the mid $30,000 per year range.
The certificate and associate of applied science options present students with alternatives to
acceptance into the Albany State University Histologic Technician Program. Both programs are
open to qualified applicants regardless of prior experience.
Selection is based on a number of factors which are outlined in this packet. Students will be
evaluated and ranked according to these metrics. The Program Director have the right to
increase or decrease the number of students accepted in any given year based upon the
fundamentals of the applicants.
Students interested in applying for admission into the Histologic Technician Program must first
be admitted to Albany State University ~ West Campus. Admissions to Albany State University
can be done online at https://www.asurams.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/or through the mail,
requires a $25.00 non-refundable fee if completed online and $20.00 if submitted through the
mail (application fee is currently being waived), and the submission of transcripts of all prior
academic coursework. A separate application to the Albany State University Histologic
Technician Program must be mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered to the Program Director by May
15th for early acceptance or the extended deadline of June 30th for the fall matriculation and by
for early acceptance or the extended deadline of November 30
for the spring
matriculating class. Please note that financial aid (FAFSA) must be completed by June 1
for fall and November 1
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Histologic Technician Program Director in the
Health Sciences Division via the following methods:
e-mail: email@example.com phone: (229) 500-2249
Taiquanda Winbush, Program Director
Histologic Technician Program