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Health Science Technology

Health Science Technology

Launch your healthcare career with versatile, job-ready training for a variety of medical fields, including aging, recovery, administration and nursing.

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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 structured 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. 

What are my career choices?

Medical careers are very portable. Jobs may be found throughout the country. You can work in places like doctor's offices, assisted living facilities, clinics, the health department, hospitals, laboratories, or pharmacies. Students can come out of the program employable, or choose to complete additional education at the bachelor or masters level, where more focused opportunities will become available.

Where can I work?

With the Health Science Technology degree, individuals may be employed in a wide range of healthcare facilities, as well as, other industries such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Health Departments
  • Clinics

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Health Science Technology - AAS: 60-65 Total credit hours Requirements

Certificates (Students are required to complete a minimum of 3 certificates to satisfy the HST degree requirements)

Certificate options include, but not limited to:

Medicaid Nurse Aid Requirements
Massage Therapy Requirements
Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker Requirements
Emergency Medical Technician Requirements
Medical Information Technology Certificates Requirements

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to HCC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.

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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.

Recommended Academic Timeline

1st Semester: 

  • AHS 115 - Medical Terminology - 3 credits
  • OST 105 - Introduction to Information Systems - 3 credits
  • ENG 101 - Writing I - 3 credits
  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking - 3 credits
  • CPR 100 - CPR for Healthcare Professionals - 1 credit

2nd Semester:

  • MAT 110 - Applied Mathematics - 3 credits
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology - 3 credits
  • PHI 110 - Medical Ethics - 3 credits
  • BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory - 4 credits
  • HST Technical Course - Certification Specific

3rd Semester:

  • PSY 223 - Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • HST Technical Courses - Certification Specific 

4th Semester

  • HST Technical Courses - Certification Specific 

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Program Contact

Dr. Beth Beverly

Allied Health 

Director of Allied Health

270.707.3869

ebeverly0003@kctcs.edu