Curriculum

The twelve month curriculum of the cytotechnology program provides students with entry-level competency as a cytotechnologist. Didactic course work describes the anatomy, physiology, histology, cytology and diseases of different anatomic sites. The proper collection methods and various specimen types are presented. Six major body systems are studied in depth, with sixteen additional body sites presented during the course, "Fine Needle Aspiration." A clinical practicum of twenty-two weeks provides supervised experience in performing the actual duties of a cytotechnologist.

First Semester

Cytotechnology Program Courses

Credit Hours   

Principles of Critical Inquiry 2
Introduction to Cytology, Cytopreparation 1
Cytology of the Female Genital Tract 4
Cytology of the Respiratory Tract 2
Cytology of the Urinary Tract 1
Cytology of Body Fluids & Cerebrospinal Fluid    1
Biology of Disease – PAMM 690 5
Total first semester 16 credit hours

Second Semester and Summer

Cytotechnology Program Courses         

Credit Hours   

Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract 1
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology   3
Immunocytochemistry    1
Cytology Laboratory Management 1
Cytotechnology Clinical Practicum 10
Total second semester & summer 16
TOTAL PROGRAM 32 credit hours

Course Descriptions