A new technical degree program is now available at the Madisonville Community
College (MCC) Muhlenberg Campus. Implemented in the fall 2016 semester, the Health
Science Technology (HST) program will prepare students for entry level career opportunities
as well as advancement in the healthcare and health-related service professions.
Degree completion can result in high employment rate with job stability as a multitalented,
marketable health care professional.
MCC Chief Academic Officer Dr. Deborah M. Cox shared, "I am pleased that our first
technical degree program offering in Muhlenberg County is Health Science Technology.
This is a unique degree that affords students with a broad skill set that will make
them attractive to employers in the health care industry. The job market in health
care is growing in all parts of this service area as well as throughout the state
The Health Science Technology (HST) program uses an interdisciplinary approach to
health care education with a balance of academic and technical courses to prepare
students to serve as practitioners in the health care industry. The curriculum serves
three main purposes including:
completion of prerequisite courses for nearly all allied health and nursing programs;
completion of the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree, as well as three or
more certificates in health care disciplines; and
providing a multidisciplinary alternative to the current health program inventory.
The AAS degree in Health Science Technology requires 60-68 credit hours and includes
3 certification credentials the Certified Nurse Aide certification (required for
all students) and the choice of 2 additional credentials, such as Electrocardiogram
Technician, Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker, Emergency Medical Technician, or
Kentucky Medication Nurse Aide. The certificates may be earned while completing the
required academic courses and will afford the student an opportunity to seek employment
within the health care field while completing the HST degree. The certificates, which
are chosen by the student from MCC s health care inventory based on personal interest,
serve as career choice enhancements that may lead to entrance in a specific field
of study, or give the student flexibility in choosing varying health care institutions
in which to work.
For more information about the Health Science Technology program, visit the MCC website
(madisonville.kctcs.edu) or contact Patricia Young at (270) 824-1749; email email@example.com