Health Science Technology
The 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 currently employed individuals wishing to broaden skills for career enhancement. Graduates will possess marketable skills sets for direct services as well as the foundation needed to understand current health care delivery. Many of the general education and core courses are required for completion of varied professional health programs. Examples include diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting, nursing, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory care, and surgical technology. The HST program may provide a smooth transition or career pathway to an Allied Health/Nursing selective admission program if a student is selected for admission. A grade of C or better is required in each biological science, quantitative reasoning (mathematics), and the nurse assistant (NAA 100) course. In addition, students must adhere to the grading requirements for each certificate they select for completion.