[Histonet] New online Histology study program !!

Della Speranza, Vinnie dellav <@t> musc.edu
Wed Jul 14 12:42:58 CDT 2010

Greetings everyone,

Occasionally I see posts from individuals seeking advice on where they can get the instruction they need to become a certified histotech. It is for this reason that I am sharing this information.

The Histotechnology School at MUSC is beginning an online instructional program for students who would not find it feasible to come to Charleston to study with us directly. Our school began in 2004 and is NAACLS accredited. The online study option is a new option of our program.

Our school's website can be accessed at www.musc.edu/histoprogram<http://www.musc.edu/histoprogram>

I should point out that our program is for individuals seeking to become histotechnologist  (HTL) certified. Applicants must have their baccalaureate degree in order to be eligible for enrollment.

Below I am providing information I received from our school's program director, Karen Geils, and ask that you share it with anyone who might benefit. I've also included Karen's contact information so that she can be reached for further information. I hope that you will contact Karen if our program can be of any help to you.

All didactic material will be delivered online via asynchronous media, and clinical experience will be provided by the affiliate laboratory.  The course management system, WebCT will be used to deliver assignments, lecture material, and tests. Students will be required to have access to a personal computer with internet.

Minimum hardware standards (Mac or PC):

PC Software

Mac Software

CPU with minimum of 2.0GHz
1 GB RAM (2 GB if using Windows Vista)
80GB Hard Drive
2 USB 2.0 ports
IEE 1394 "Firewire"
CD/DVD RW +/- Drive
Sound Card (external or internal speakers)
Microphone headset

Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Microsoft Office
Adobe Reader
Internet Browser - IE or Firefox

Mac OS X version 10.4 or 10.5
Microsoft Office for Mac
Adobe Reader
Internet Browser - Firefox

The fee is $3600.00 and includes the cost of textbooks. Clinical sites are responsible for laboratory supplies and equipment. MUSC will verify that the clinical experience is comparable to that of the MUSC onsite program.

Karen Brinker Geils, MS, HT(ASCP), CT(ASCP)
Director, Histotechnology Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
brinkerk <@t> musc.edu<mailto:brinkerk <@t> musc.edu>

Vinnie Della Speranza

Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services

Medical University of South Carolina

165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309

Charleston, South Carolina 29425

Tel: (843) 792-6353

Fax: (843) 792-8974

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