Re: online histology programs

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <>

Yes. No. Sort of.

I do not know of any NAACLS-accredited histology program where you can take
the courses on-line, and "graduate" from the histology program.

I know of two NAACLS-accredited HT programs that might be of interest,
depending upon your need.

1. Indiana University School of Medicine

This is a 10 month program, taught via weekly 1 1/2 hour teleconferences.
There is also additional homework, exams, slides that need to be sectioned,
special stains that need to be done. These are mailed to IU, and are graded.
This is set up for people ALREADY working in a histology lab, but who
need/want additional help learning about histotechnology and preparing for
the registry exams.

Upon completion, you receive 24 college credits from Indiana University, and
a certification of completion of the program. You are also eligible to sit
for the ASCP Board of Registry histotechnology exams.

If I remember correctly, they only take about 24 sites (hospitals/labs) each
year. Courses start in about July. So they may have already chosen their
students for
this year, but you can always ask to see if there is still time to enroll.
(You do have to pay for the 24 college credits.)

For more information, contact:
Glenda Hoye, BS, HT(ASCP) Program Director

2. Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD>

Floyd Grimm, MEd. HT(ASCP), Program Director, HT Program, announced at the
Educators' forum at the 2000 NSH S/C that most of his courses are now on
line for his students. The students in his NAACLS-accredited HT program do
their coursework over the internet and via email. However, they still have
to come to the college to do the lab portions of the classes. And they still
have to do a rotation through a hospital lab.

He also mentioned at that forum that the college would be willing to let
other people take the coursework via the internet and email, such as
histotechs working in the field anywhere in the US. These additional people
could be anyone who wants to take the didactic (bookwork) part of the
coursework via the internet and email. Someone at the college would still
grade these people's homework.

However, if I understood Floyd correctly, these people would NOT be earning
college credits, nor are they considered to be students in the NAACLS
program. That is because they would NOT be coming to the college to take the
lab portion of the chemistry and biology courses, nor the histotechnology
courses. Nor would they be doing rotations through the affiliated hospital

If you are interested in this, you would be paying the college some fees for
the privilege of taking the written portion of the histotechnology class via
the internet, and of having your homework and exams graded via email. You do
NOT earn college credit. You are NOT a student in the NAACLS-accredited
program. You ARE, however, learning the same book-stuff as the NAACLS

I think this would be a great way to study at your own pace, at the times
that are convenient to you.

For more information, contact

Floyd Grimm,

Hope these two programs can help you.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
Schools of Histotechnology
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Lamey" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 3:34 PM
Subject: online histology programs

> Does anyone know of any histology programs or schools that offer online
> histology programs?
> Thank You,
> Kim Lamey

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