What is Health Science Technology?
Health Science Technology (HST) is designed to prepare students for entry-level career opportunities in the field of health care and health-related services. Many of the general education and core courses are required courses for completion of varied professional health programs, providing a seamless transition into a selective admission program.
The Health Science Technology degree also allows students to pursue specific certificates that prepare them for careers in areas such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Coding, Entry-level Pharmacy Technician, Recovery Coach, Emergency Medical Technician, and Phlebotomy, among others. Students awaiting admission to a selective admission program (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology) may be placed in the Health Science Technology degree option.
Admission to certificate courses (nursing, phlebotomy, pharmacy) requires students to meet the minimum requirement for enrollment and admission to program by program coordinator.
You may also consult the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Admissions Guidelines.
Prior to clinical attendance in any course students are required to provide documentation of required immunizations, background check and drug screens as a requirement for clinical agencies.
What are my career choices?
Students are prepared for a variety of employment opportunities within the health care field:
- Electronic Health Records Specialist
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Entry Level Pharmacy Technologist
- Medical Coder
- Medical Receptionist
- Recovery Coach
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Physician Office
- Fire Departments
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
- Biotechnology - Basic Biotechnician (new window)
- Biotechnology - Advanced Biotechnician (new window)
Emergency Medical Technician
- Human Services - Aging Services (new window)
- Human Services - Client Service Coordinator (new window)
- Human Services - Direct Support (new window)
- Human Services - Recovery Coach (new window)
- Human Services - Psychiatric Mental Health Technician (new window)
Kentucky Medication Aide
Medicaid Nurse Aide
- Medical Assisting - Electrocardiograph Technician (new window)
- Medical Assisting - Medical Office Administrative Assistant (new window)
- Medical Assisting - Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding (new window)
- Medical Assisting - Phlebotomist (new window)
Medication Information Technology
- Medical Information Technology - Electronic Health Records Specialist (new window)
- Medical Information Technology - Hospital Admissions Specialist (new window)
- Medical Information Technology - Medical Coding (new window)
- Medical Information Technology - Medical Receptionist (new window)
- Medical Information Technology - Medical Unit Coordinator (new window)
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.