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Frequently Asked Questions

WhatTest strips is the cost of tuition and fees?

Tuition/fees for the histotechnician certificate are determined by the University of North Dakota (UND). PSHMC histotechnician trainees receive on-the-job training pay during their clinical training experience.

Are there opportunities to attend the program at night, on the weekends or part time?

The 2-3 semester program is part-time, primarily Monday-Friday. Training may occur on day or evening shift, arranged around current work schedules. Please inquire as to the annual training schedule prior to applying with UND.

Is tuition assistance available for this program?

Histotechnician trainees are eligible for the Providence EdAssist program; information accessible through the Providence internal HR portal. Additionally, students of the UND program may qualify for university-associated scholarships and grants. Visit the UND website for more information.

Are non-Providence employees eligible for the histotechnician trainee position?

No, the trainee positions are for current Providence laboratory caregivers, only.

Is clinical training placement available for non-Providence caregivers seeking histotechnician training opportunities?

No, clinical placements are reserved for current Providence caregivers.

What is the national certification exam or BOC?

Since 1928, ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification (BOC) (formerly the ASCP Board of Registry) has been widely recognized as the preeminent leader in the certification of histotechnicians.

If you have questions regarding additional policies or procedures that govern students during their clinical training experience, please contact us for further information.