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.
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.
What are my career choices?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Outpatient surgery centers
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Physician office
How much will I earn?
According to the Kentucky Occupational Outlook to 2018, average annual wages for health science technology professionals range from $22,400 to $27,500.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Health Science Technology
- 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 to certificate courses (nursing, phlebotomy, pharmacy) requires students to meet the minimum requirement for enrollment.
You may also consult the Jefferson general admission 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.
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.