[Histonet] Non-cert. histo classes

Nails, Felton flnails <@t> texaschildrens.org
Tue Sep 2 12:00:21 CDT 2014

My opinion is that it is a good idea because many hospitals are shutting down their EM department because of a lack of skilled workers.
So the more skills they have the better for them.
Let me know if any of your students want to move to Houston Texas.

Felton Nails
Texas Children's Hospital 

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I am a regular reader of this list, but from a peripheral setting.

I work in an electron microscopy certificate program. Our students are prepared to do either or both certificates in EM, biological and materials.

During their biological training, students are instructed in thin sectioning, specimen prep., etc. I would like to get ideas about how valuable adding more light microscopy specimen prep, staining, and sectioning might be for these students. Would it be good for them to have these skills and knowledge but not a histotech cert.?

I thought about doing a full cert. program, but am daunted by the requirements to set one up and I don't want to compete with other better established programs near by.

Bottom line is I would like to know if teaching basic histo tech skills, w/o certification, is a viable path. Could students leverage these skills into jobs at non-health care type facilities? Could having these skill help them complete a certificated program if they wanted to take that direction later? 

Your input will be valuable to both me and my students.



Jonathan Krupp
Applied Science, Business & Technology
San Joaquin Delta College
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