What is Health Science Technology?
Health Science Technology 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 classes for complete 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 a Nurse Assistant and Phlebotomist, among others. Students awaiting admission to Gateway’s selective admission program for Nursing may be placed in the Health Science Technology degree option.
What are my career choices?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Fire Departments
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Massage Therapy Centers
- Medical Coding Agencies
- Non-profit Agencies
- Outpatient Laboratories
- Physician Offices
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
|Health Science - AAS: 60-65 Total credit hours||Course Catalog|
|Health Science - AAS: Nursing Track: 66 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||Course Catalog|
|Direct Support Work - Certificate: 15 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic - Certificate: 45-49 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Emergency Medical Technician - Certificate: 6 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|HIT Coding - Certificate: 31-37 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Kentucky Medication Aide - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Massage Therapy - Certificate: 29-30 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Medicaid Nurse Aide - Certificate: 3-6 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Phlebotomist - Certificate: 4-9 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Recovery Coach - Certificate: 24 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
|Release of Information Data Specialist - Certificate: 12-16 Total Credit Hours||Course Catalog|
Prior to clinical attendance in courses that have a clinical component, students many be required to documentation of required medical documentation, immunizations, background check and drug screens as a requirement for clinical agencies.
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.