Health Science Technology

Learn about the classes and other requirements for the Health Science Technology major in the Curriculum Guide.

    Health Science Technology:  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.  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.

    Credential Opportunities:

    • Degree
      • Associate in Applied Science Health Science Technology.
    • Certificates:
      • Nursing Assistant 
      • Advanced Nursing Assistant 
      • Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker 
      • Pharmacy Technician

    Length of Program:

    • This program can be completed in four (4) semesters.

    Admission Requirements:

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

    Screening 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.

    Contact Information:

    • Peggy Spears 
      • Academic Program Coordinator
      • Office:  Health Sciences Hall, room 459
      • Phone:  502-213-4152

    Other Information: