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Health Science Technology

Launch your healthcare career with versatile, job-ready training for a variety of medical fields.

Program Contact
Lorrenda Merritt
Program Coordinator
(606) 878-4865
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What is Health Science Technology?

The medical field is one of the most rewarding fields that one can choose to enter. Our 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. Graduates will possess marketable skills sets for direct care services as well as the foundation needed to understand current health care delivery.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?


Semester One
Course Credit Hours
Approved Certificate ≥ 9
CPR 100 - CPR for Healthcare Professionals 0-1
Semester One
Course Credit Hours
AHS 115 - Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin OR CLA 131 - Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin OR MIT 103 - Medical Office Terminology 3
BIO 135 - Basic Aspects of Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 137 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers OR Digital Literacy 3 OR 0-3
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
FYE 105 (Technical Elective) 3
Semester Two
Course Credit Hours
MAT 110 or Higher 3
Oral Communications 3
PSY 110 - General Psychology 3
Technical Elective or Approved Certificate ≥ 4
Semester Two
Course Credit Hours
Approved Certificate ≥ 9
Semester Three
Course Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Heritage/Humanities 3
Approved Certificate 3
Technical Elective or Approved Certificate 3
Semester Four
Course Credit Hours
Technical Electives or Approved Certificates 12-14


Students are required to complete three or more certificates from among the following:

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, we have you covered. We'll help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

How Do I Apply?

The Health Science Technology Program does not employ a selective admissions process. However, admission to approved certificate courses (nurse aide, phlebotomy, EMT, pharmacy, etc.) requires students to meet the minimum requirement for enrollment and admission by the program coordinator.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

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.

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