Service Specific Information
Students are to proceed directly to the METC Histopathology School after completing
Basic Military Training located at Lackland AFB.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a 4T032 AFSC and be assigned to their duty locations which will be located in one of the U.S. Air Force's military treatment facilities.
Students who are selected for the METC Histopathology School will proceed directly from their current command or from Hospital Corps "A" School upon selection to advanced "C" school training. Students who are selected from Hospital Corps School will proceed with the "A" school check out process prior to checking into METC's "C" School program.
Upon successful completion of the program students will be awarded a NEC 8503 and be assigned to their duty locations which will be located in one of the U.S. Navy's medical centers.
Program Academic Pre-Requisites:
Student Educational background must include prerequisite content in biological sciences, chemistry, and mathematics that provide the foundation for coursework required to succeed in the histotechnician program. Each service has specific academic requirements that must be met before selection.
HISTO 101: Introduction to Histotechnology
HISTO 102: Basic Scientific Information
HISTO 103: Specimen Processing for Histological Study
HISTO 104: Routine Technical Procedures
HISTO 105: Special Staining for Histological Study
HISTO 106: Anatomy and Tissue Idetification
HISTO 107: Autopsy Procedures
HISTO 108: Cytopreparatory Techniques
HISTO 109: Immunohistochemistry
HISTO 110: Practical Histotechnician Training
HISTO 111: Clinical Practicum
College of Allied Health Sciences (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn 50 semester hours toward their associate degree in health sciences in histology through the CAHS.
The Histotechnician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (www.naacls.org
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
With the successful completion of the NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program within the last 5 years. Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination as histotechnicians through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (www.ascp.org) Board of Certification.
Upon successful completion of the METC Histotechnician Program, all graduates are assigned to Air Force and Navy medical treatment facilities within the continental United States and in overseas locations.
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METC Histotechnician Program
Building 1356, Room 3-325
3176 CPL Johnson Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
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