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Conemaugh School of Histotechnology

Conemaugh School of Histotechnology is a two-year Associate Degree program in collaboration with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Students complete the first year at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and obtain a core group of courses. Students then apply to the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology. If accepted, education will continue in the Conemaugh School of Histotechnology at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

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.

Allied Health Reference Form

School of Histotechnology Catalog

Program Effectiveness

Registry Exam
Year Taken Pass Fail Conemaugh Pass Rate National Mean Score
2019 1 1 0 100% 71%
2018 4 3 1 75% 71%
2017 4 4 0 100% 73.3%
2016 2 2 0 100% 69.64%

Employment as Histology Technicians

(Evaluation is conducted six months post-graduation)

2019 - 100%

2018 - 75%

2017 - 100%

2016 - 100%

2015 - 100%

Program Withdrawals

Year Total Enrolled Retention Withdrawals Attrition Rate Retention Rate
2018 4 4 0 0 100%
2017 8 6 2* 25% 75%
2016 2 2 0 0 100%
2015 3 3 0 0 100%

*Voluntary withdrawl not due to academic performance.


Conemaugh School of Histotechnology is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 714-8880

US Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is pleased to release a technical assistance video, How to File a Complaint, to help parents, families, student, and stakeholders better understand how they can file a complaint with OCR.  This resource provides clear and concise direction on how an individual may bring incidents of potential discrimination to the attention of OCR, and includes information on deadlines, ways to provide the required information to OCR, and potential outcomes of complaint investigations. A direct link to the video is available at:

Information about the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s process for submitting consumer complaints 
Phone: 800-441-2555

Conemaugh Health System is required by U.S. Department of Education regulations to provide its students and prospective students with contact information for any relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint about Conemaugh’s education programs.  Students are encouraged to utilize Conemaugh’s internal complaint policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If a concern cannot be addressed through internal processes, students or prospective students may file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (16th Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120).