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Health Science Technology - AAS

Offered at: Ashland Community and Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Gateway Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College, Hopkinsville Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Somerset Community College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 5100007019

May be available completely online. Please check with your academic advisor.

A grade of "C" or better is required in each biological science and quantitative reasoning (mathematics) course. In addition, students must adhere to the grading requirements for each certificate they select for completion.  

Course Title Credits
General Education
Select one of the following two options:3
Applied Mathematics
Higher Level Quantitative Reasoning Course 1
ENG 101Writing I3
Select one of the following two options:4
Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory
PSY 110General Psychology3
Social/Behavioral Sciences3
Oral Communications3
Technical Core
Select one of the following three options:3
Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin
Medical Terminology
Medical Office Terminology
Select one of the following two options:0-2
CPR for Healthcare Professionals
First Aid and Emergency Care
Digital Literacy Course or demonstrated competency 20-3
Health Science Technical Courses 335
Total Credits60-65

Quantitative Reasoning and Biology selection does require special attention to courses needed for a certificate or selective admission programs.  


Digital Literacy course - 3 credit hours or Demonstrated Competency - 0 credit hours


Health Science Technical Course selection must result in final attainment of a minimum of three (3) certificate credentials. Attainment of additional certificates may be awarded to complete the required hours in the Health Science Technical Courses. 

Health Science Certificates

Students are required to earn a minimum of three (3) certificates from the approved Health Sciences certificates list below:

  • Aging Services
  • Advanced Biotechnician
  • Advanced Nursing Assistant
  • Advanced Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Basic Biotechnician
  • Basic Cardiac Ultrasound Technology
  • Biomedical Science - PLTW
  • Certified Medical Technician
  • Client Service Coordinator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Direct Support Work
  • Electrocardiogram/Electrocardiograph Technician
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Entry Level Pharmacy Technology
  • Foundations in Biomedical Technology Networking Systems
  • HIT Coding
  • Hospital Admissions Specialist
  • Kentucky Medication Aide
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting Certificate
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Coding and Reimbursement Specialist
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Medical Office Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Medical Office Limited Radiography
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Scribe
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Unit Coordinator
  • Nursing Assistant/Medicaid Nurse Aide
  • Personal Trainer
  • Phlebotomist
  • Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker
  • Physician’s Office Laboratory
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Technician
  • Recovery Coach
  • Release of Data Specialist
  • Surgical First Assisting
  • Telehealth Technician Associate

Health Science Technical Courses

Students may complete additional certificates and/or take the following courses to meet the required minimum of 60 credit hours needed for the Health Science Technology degree after completing the minimum requirement of three (3) certificate credentials: 

Course Title Credits
AHS 105Introduction to Health Occupations3
AHS 201Management Principles for Allied Health Providers3
AHS 203Diversity in Health Care3
ASL 101UAmerican Sign Language I3
ASL 102UAmerican Sign Language II3
ASL 201UAmerican Sign Language III3
ASL 202UAmerican Sign Language IV3
BAS 120Personal Finance3
BAS 283Principles of Management3
BAS 288Personal and Organizational Leadership3
BIO 118Microbes and Society3
BIO 120Human Ecology3
BIO 130Aspects of Human Biology3
BIO 135Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory4
BIO 137Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory4
BIO 139Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory4
BIO 225Medical Microbiology with Laboratory4
BIO 226Principles of Microbiology3
BIO 227Principles of Microbiology with Laboratory5
CHE 130Introductory General and Biological Chemistry3
CHE 140Introductory General Chemistry3
COM 181Basic Public Speaking3
COM 252Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
COM 254Introduction to Intercultural Communication3
ENG 102Writing II3
FAM 253Human Sexuality: Development, Behavior, and Attitudes3
FAM 255Child Development3
FYE 105Achieving Academic Success3
HST 1013
HST 102Health Care Delivery & Management3
HST 103Health Care Communication2
HST 104Health Care Basic Skills I with Clinical3.5
HST 121Pharmacology2
HST 122Clinical Pathophysiology3
HST 1232
MIT 250Legal Issues in Medical Information Management3
NFS 101Human Nutrition and Wellness3
OST 275Office Management3
PHI 110Medical Ethics3
PHI 150Business Ethics3
PHY 151Introductory Physics I3
PHY 152Introductory Physics II3
PHY 171Applied Physics4
PHY 172Physics for Health Sciences2
PSY 223Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 230Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying3
SFA 100Safety and First Aid1
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (spoken approach)4
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II (spoken approach)4
SPA 103U3
SPA 151USpanish for Health Professionals3
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 203UHigh Intermediate Spanish3
STA 220Statistics3
STA 251Applied Statistics3