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.
What are my career choices?
The certificates required for HST AAS degree completion prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities within the health care field and settings.
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?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Certificate options within the HST plan include:
- Basic Biotechnician (PDF) (Word)
- Electronic Health Records Specialist (PDF) (Word)
- Emergency Medical Technician (PDF) (Word)
- Entry Level Pharmacy Technology (PDF) (Word)
- Hospital Admissions Specialist (PDF) (Word)
- Human Services Direct Support (PDF) (Word)
- Human Services Recovery Coach
- Kentucky Medication Aide (PDF) (Word)
- Medical Coding (PDF) (Word)
- Medical Interpreter
- Medical Receptionist (PDF) (Word)
- Medical Unit Coordinator (PDF) (Word)
- Phlebotomist (PDF) (Word)
- Project Lead the Way
- Data Entry Operator (PDF) (Word)
- 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.
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.