Health Science Technology

Health Science Technology: Multi-skilled healthcare worker

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.

A Health Science Technology degree also allows students to pursue specific certificates that prepare them for careers in areas such as Certified Nursing Assistant and Retail Pharmacy Technician, among others. Students awaiting admission to a selective admission program (Clinical Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory care, and Surgical Technology) may be placed in the Health Science Technology degree option.

Credential Opportunities:

  • AAS Degree:
    • Health Science Technology
  • Certificates:
    • Basic Healthcare Foundations, Intermediate Healthcare Foundations, Medical Coding, Medical Office Radiography, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant (Advanced), Pharmacy Technician, and Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker

Length of Program:

  • This program can be completed in four (4) semesters.

Admission Requirements:

  • Admission to certificate courses (nursing, phlebotomy, pharmacy) requires students to meet the minimum requirement for enrollment.
  • You may also consult the JCTC general admission requirements.

Screening Requirements:

  • 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.

Program Information:

Contact Information:

  • Kara Schotter
    • Academic Program Coordinator
    • Office: Health Science Hall, Room 452
    • Phone: 502-213-4245

Other Information: