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Health Science Technology

PINWhat is a 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.

Students awaiting admission to a selective admission program (Clinical Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate Degree and Practical Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, and Surgical Technology) will be placed in the Health Science Technology degree option.

CalculatorWhere could I work?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Physician office
  • Pharmacies

ClockHow long will this program take?

It will take a minimum of 4 semesters to get an associate degree in health science technology.

For length of time to get a diploma or certificate AND for a complete list of required courses:
click on "What credentials are available?" to access specific academic plans.

BookWhat credentials are available? (Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Associate Degree — Health Science Technology | Download the academic plan

An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.

Diploma(s)

There are no diplomas available for this program.

Diploma programs are usually short-term and less comprehensive than associate's degree programs. WKCTC offers diploma programs as educational opportunities for students who aren't pursuing full-time degrees. Diploma programs usually consist of several courses in a specific subject area or skill and can lead you toward entry-level employment in a professional field.

G.E.D.I. (Gainful Employment Disclosure Information) refers to an employment situation where the employee receives consistent work and payment from the employer.

Certificate(s)

A certificate is earned by a student after taking a series of courses in a particular subject. Students often earn certificates to get a step ahead in the professional field of their interest, and certificates may be offered in similar programs leading to degrees.

ChartHow do I apply for this program?

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

TelephoneWho can help me? What else do I need to know?

Program Coordinator
Claudia Stoffel
claudia.stoffel@kctcs.edu
270-534-3481

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.