The School of Histotechnology at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is committed to effective education in this allied health profession.
Histology technicians work in the laboratory and examine and prepare tissue samples removed from surgeries or autopsies. They work in several settings including hospital and research laboratories, veterinary medical laboratories and medical examiner / coroner offices.
Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) since 1973, the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Histotechnology Program is a 12-month, 1,320 hour program that combines classroom and clinical education. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry Examination. Graduates can also receive additional training to learn how to perform autopsies.
We are pleased to announce the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology is now a 2 year Associate Degree program in conjunction with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Students will be required to complete their first year at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and obtain a core group of courses. The second year they will then apply to the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology. If accepted, their education will continue in the School of Histotechnology at the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Campus. Upon successful completion of the two-year program the graduate receives a certificate of completion from the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology and an Associate Degree from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. The graduate will be eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Examination.
Unfortunately, at this time the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology is no longer accepting application for the certificate program. All applications must be made to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to enter the associate degree program. When applying to Pennsylvania Highlands be sure to let admissions and your advisor know you are interested in the Histotechnology program.
Thank you for your interest in our program and best wishes in your studies.