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Accreditation

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.

The Histologic Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Questions on accreditation may be answered at the following address:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 714-8880 (773)714-8886 - fax

Graduates of the program may be eligible to sit for either or both of the following categories of national certification examinations of the American Society for Clinical Pathology:

  • Histologic Technician Certification Examination
  • Histologic Technologist Certification Examination

Program Outcomes

Enrollment and Retention/Graduation Date (Full-Time)
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
7/1/10 - 6/30/11 21 20 95
7/1/11 - 6/30/12 15 15 100
7/1/12 - 6/30/13 20 18 90
7/1/13 - 6/30/14 15 14 93
7/1/14 - 6/30/15 14 13 93
7/1/15 - 6/3/16 16 16 100
7/1/16 - 6/3/17      
Placement Rates Employed in Fields or Enrolled in School for Higher Degree
Graduation Year Percent Placed
7/1/10 - 6/30/11 95
7/1/11 - 6/30/12 93
7/1/12 - 6/30/13 83
7/1/13 - 6/30/14 85
7/1/14 - 6/30/15  92
7/1/15 - 6/30/16  
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - National Certification Exam
Class Sitting for the Exam Number Passing Percent Passing
7/1/10 - 6/30/11 15 12 80%
7/1/11 - 6/30/12 14 12 86%
7/1/12 - 6/30/13 13 11 85%
7/1/13 - 6/30/14 13 11 85%
7/1/14 - 6/30/15 12 11 92%
7/1/15 - 6/30/16 9 7 77%

Licensure

Histotechnicians and histotechnologist, who wish to practice in the state of Florida, must apply for licensure with the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. They may make contact the board at:

Florida Department of Health
Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257

Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-487-9626
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/ClinLb/clp_application.html

SPECIAL NOTE TO STUDENTS WITH BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR HIGHER

Students who have obtained a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last 5 years therefore you will be eligible to sit for national certification exam for histotechnologist, after completing this program.

See the American Society for Clinical Pathology Histotechnologist Certification requirements at http://www.ascp.org.

Further information regarding program accreditation can be obtained at http://www.naacls.org.