Histology Technician (Minnesota)
Ideal Histology Technician Candidate:
- Enjoys working as a team
- Meticulous about details
- Thrives on responsibility
- Likes working with visual stimulus
- Multitasks effectively
- Values lifelong learning
- Demonstrates strong fine motor skills
Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) in Rochester, Minn., offers a nine-month Histology Technician program. The program offers an exceptional educational experience by providing high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent histology technician.
The Histology Technician Program provides instruction on how to properly gross, fix, process, embed, cut and stain tissue, as well as troubleshoot technical issues that may arise in the laboratory setting.
Didactic and clinical experiences in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cytology preparation techniques, enzyme histochemistry and molecular pathology are unique aspects to our program highlighted in our enrichment curriculum.
Our commitment is to develop bright, ambitious future leaders in the field of histology proven through outstanding academic achievement and highly proficient technical aptitude.
The Histology Technician program offers an unparalleled educational experience by consistently providing high-quality histology curriculum in a blended learning format.
- A high-quality histologic product is a critical component to an accurate patient diagnosis
- A community of educators is necessary to provide a broad learning experience and address the individual needs of the learner
- Collaboration is important for successful growth and development of the student
- Everyone in our diverse learning environment has an equal voice and must be treated with dignity
- Every student has the capacity to succeed and demonstrate professional excellence
- Experiential learning is necessary to increase knowledge and clarify meaning
- Innovation and technology enhances the educational experience
- Excellence: To deliver the best patient outcomes through knowledge and technical aptitude
- Commitment to Quality: To deliver the highest quality histologic product to each and every patient sample
- Innovation: To further advance the field of histology through the use of creative reasoning and cutting-edge technology
- Professionalism: To exemplify the histology technician's professional role in the health care system and society
- Mutual Respect: To treat everyone with dignity and advance cultural awareness
- Teamwork: To value the contributions of all and promote collaboration among medical professionals
- Integrity: To adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility
- Lifelong Learning: To dedicate oneself to continuing education and ongoing technical skill development
Gainful Employment Disclosure Report
The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist students in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program.
An option also exists to gain a Histology Technician Degree, in partnership with the Rochester Community and Technical College.
Mayo School of Health Sciences' Histology Technician Program is accredited by the The National Accrediting Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences(NAACLS).
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Rosemont IL 60018-5119
Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Mayo Clinic's histology technician training facilities were designed specifically for the program and are located in close proximity to the histology-based laboratories. The facilities provide an excellent training environment and include areas dedicated to lectures and technical aspects of histology. Each area has state-of-the-art equipment.
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Graduation and Certification
When you complete the Histology Technician Program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
An option also exists to gain a Histology Technician Degree, in partnership with the Rochester Community and Technical College. Graduates are eligible to take the national examination to become a certified histology technician, offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
For the majority of the classroom instruction and clinical rotations, your learning schedule will include eight-hour (equivalent) days, five days per week.
Each year, the Mayo School of Health Sciences admits 8 students into the Histology Technician program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures a comprehensive educational experience with one-on-one instruction.