PCC has a collaborative agreement with Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) to offer the Histotechnology Program. Through this agreement, students may earn general education course credits at PCC for transfer to the Histotechnology Program at VGCC.

This Histotechnology curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures.

Coursework emphasizes scientific concepts related to laboratory testing, quality assurance, histology, microscopy, and other related topics.

Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the national examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include pathology laboratories in hospitals and clinics and medical or research laboratories.

Doctors’ Offices
Clinical Pathology Labs
Veterinary Services
Research Labs
Pharmaceutical Companies

Anatomy & Physiology
Intro to Histotechnology*
Histotechnology Clinical*

*Coursework completed at Vance-Granville Community College

Students will obtain the technical skills needed to perform as an entry-level histotechnician.
Students will prepare human and animal tissue for microscopic examination to assist pathologists in the diagnosis of diseases.
Students will perform frozen section stains on various tissue samples to assist pathologists and the surgical team awaiting a diagnosis.
Students will prepare for the ASCP credentialing exam.

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology

Degree is issued by Vance-Granville Community College