What is Health Science Technology?
The Health Science Technology 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.
As a graduate, you will possess marketable skills sets for direct services as well as the foundation needed to understand current health care delivery. The 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.
A grade of "C" or better is required in each biological science and quantitative reasoning course.
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
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?
Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Health Science Technology
- Certified Nurse Aide
- Pharmacy Technician
- Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker
- Medical Coding
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.