RE: Associate Degree for HT

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From:"Bartlett, Jeanine" <>
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Date:Fri, 30 Apr 1999 06:36:31 -0400
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Amen!  I still think the fact that I attended an accredited program of
histology and passed my registry exam should carry some weight.  I was not
one of the lucky ones grandfathered into being allowed to take the HTL
without a Bachelor's, so although I have enough college credits for an
Associates Degree I am still left out of many opportunities because I am
ineligible for the HTL due to educational requirements.

Jeanine H. Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd., NE  MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333

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Sent: Friday, April 30, 1999 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: Associate Degree for HT

That's absurd.  What makes an Associate Degree so important?  I've been
histology for 20 years without that piece of paper...and a darned good job, 

What makes people think that a 2 year degree, a 4 year degree or even an 
master's degree can make a skilled employee and a solid worker?  We've taken

the ASCP test and have proven ourselves.  That should be good enough.  Who's

great idea was it to diminish that by requiring a random number of college 

Linda Gephart
All Saints Hospital
Fort Worth, TX

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