The overall goal of the Histotechnology degree program is to prepare each student to become a competent histotechnologist with the capability to work in diverse environments and to meet the health care needs in the state of Mississippi and abroad. In an effort to achieve this goal, students must successfully complete the rigorous requirements of the program which includes didactic, clinical, and research experiences to help students achieve entry level competencies, certification, and employment.
It is essential that students possess certain technical abilities and skills to be successful histotechnologists. Therefore, the program has established technical standards that represent the essential non-academic abilities and skills required for admission and progression in the program. The following technical standards are required of Histotechnology students (with or without reasonable accommodation):
UMMC is committed to ensuring equal access to a quality education for qualified students through the provision of reasonable academic accommodations which support UMMC standards and academic integrity. UMMC policy provides for reasonable academic accommodations to be made for students with verified disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis as specified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
UMMC provides reasonable academic accommodations to students on campus who request accommodations and who meet eligibility criteria. For more information or to request academic accommodations, individuals should go to the Office of Academic Support webpage and complete the Request Academic Accommodations online form.