What is Health Science Technology?
The 60-63 credit Health Science Technology (HST) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level career opportunities in the field of healthcare and health-related services. The program is designed for those students who seek entry level jobs as well as for the currently employed individual wishing to broaden skills for career enhancement.
What are my career choices?
Graduates will possess marketable skills sets for direct care services as well as the foundation needed to understand current health care delivery. Many of the general education and core courses are required for completion of varied professional health programs. Examples include diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting, nursing, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory care, and surgical technology.
Additionally,Health Science Technology program provides a smooth transition or career pathway to an Allied Health or nursing selective admission program once a student is accepted.
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?
With the Health Science Technology degree, you may be employed in a wide range of health care facilities as well as other industries, including:
- Doctors' Offices
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Outpatient Care Centers
- Health Department
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Kentucky Medication Aide
- Nursing Assistant
Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Health Science Technology
Upon completion of the program, the graduate can:
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically and solve problems in the health care environment.
- Practice in a variety of settings within the parameters of individual knowledge and experience according to the standards of practice.
- Demonstrate basic Health Science Technologist skills with safety and efficiency.
- Establish and maintain effective/therapeutic communication (written and oral) with clients, families, significant others, and members of the health care team.
- Identify and support situations that may impact the clients’/families’ rights or well-being.
- Recognize situations beyond one’s knowledge and experience and seek consultation from appropriate resources in a changing healthcare environment.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory framework according to the standards of practice.
- Establish priorities and organize care in a timely, efficient, cost-effective manner.
- Provide evidence-based competent care.
|Health Science Technology: 60 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Length of Program
Most students may complete an AAS program in two years, provided they enroll in the recommended number of credit hours per semester and the availability of desired certificates within that timeframe. General education courses, with the exception of any course prerequisite, may be taken while attaining the required certificates.
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.