Students interested in the Histology program will need to submit an Application Packet (found in the Student Handbook) to the Histology Office, located in Bldg. 150 (Science Center), Room 1114.

Contact us at (254) 526-1883 or by email at

Office hours are:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Student Handbook may be found on the CTC Histology website, or requested by email.
The Application Packet is the back part of the Handbook.

The Application Packet will include:

  • Application
  • Verification of Policies
  • Verification of Receipt of Policies and Procedures
  • Acceptable Science Credit for Transfer to the MLT Program
  • Competitive Status/Travel Acknowledgement
  • Dismissals
  • Criminal Background Check & Drug Screen Agreement
  • Student Health History
  • Personal & Family Health History
  • Physical Form - A physical exam must be completed using this form, and signed and dated by attending doctor/nurse/PA, etc.
  • Two References - No letters of recommendation needed, please use these forms for references

Alongside with the application packet, students will need:

  • Immunization Records - to include all requirements within the appropriate dates.
  • TSI Test Scores, or exemption criteria met.
  • Transcripts (High School Diploma, GED or College Transcripts - unofficial copies are fine
    • Students with prior college credits: it is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure CTC receives the transcripts. For effective academic counseling to occur, copies of the transcripts should be sent to the HT office prior to the pre-admission interview. All transfer courses accepted in the HT curriculum must have a grade of C or above.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be admitted into the HT Program.
  • Science courses that are 5 years old or greater must be repeated, unless the student has complete a 2- or 4-year degree in a relevant science field.

BIOL 1406 is recommended for any student who has not completed a high school biology course prior to entering HLAB

CHEM 1406 is recommended for any student who has not completed a high school chemistry course. Students with previous college science credits will be exempt.

Based on the date of the application and after admission criteria have been met, ten students are admitted to the HLAB 1401 courses.Enrollment in HLAB 1401 does not guarantee a position in the clinical courses of the program. Upon entering HLAB 1401 and subsequent courses, the student is in competitive status for admission to the clinical courses of the program.

The student must complete the program within 4 calendar years of enrollment.

After complete applications have been received by the office, students will be scheduled for an interview with the Program Director, and a decision will be made about acceptance into the program.

Upon successful acceptance, students will be given a Letter of Acceptance, alongside a Histology Degree Plan, and necessary documents to register. (Students will not be able to register for any Histology courses without these documents.)



Histology Admission Policy