Academic Program Proposal

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Activated
Institution
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Proposal
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Academic
Program
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MHEC Final
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Final
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Date
Community College of Baltimore County
Proposal
Associate of Applied Science Histotechnology3/18/2018Approved4/10/2018
Histotechnology Program Description
The Histotechnology Program at CCBC provides courses that offer the full range of clinical and didactic experience to practice as Histotechnician.&nbsp;&nbsp; Graduates of the program .are eligible to be ce1tified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).&nbsp; This program helps meet the needs of the local workforce while providing affordable high-quality education to our students. <br> <br>The proposed&nbsp; Histotechnology A.A.S. provides an affordable means for students to complete a degree that will build transferable work skills and enable entry into a professional&nbsp; career.&nbsp; Hospitals and other healthcare facilities face a critical shortage of <br>qualified&nbsp; laboratory personnel, including histotechnicians.&nbsp;&nbsp; A request for development of the Histotechnology program was initiated by Johns Hopkins Hospital and other local hospitals supported this request.&nbsp; The proposal has the support of allied health program advisory committees and will allow CCBC to address workforce demands. <br> <br>The proposed program in Histotechnology will be the only degree program in the State of Maryland and seeks the Health Manpower Shortage Designation.&nbsp; The program will be seeking accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).&nbsp; Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American&nbsp; Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification examination. <br>