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MCC Muhlenberg Campus Offers Health Science Technology Program

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 of Kentucky."

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 patricia.young@kctcs.edu