ACTC Offers New Health Science Technology Degree

A new Health Science Technology Program at Ashland Community and Technical College can help people prepare for entry-level careers in healthcare fields and health-related services.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree program is designed to give students marketable skills for direct care services as well as a foundation in current health care delivery systems. The program combines general education courses with technical health core courses.

The general education courses in writing, math, science, social science and heritage/humanities provide a broad range of knowledge expected of a college graduate. These classes are required for nearly every associate and bachelor degree. The science courses for this program are in Human Anatomy amp; Physiology.

The technical core courses in medical terminology, nursing assistant skills, phlebotomy, first aid and emergency care, pharmacy and pharmacology provide a background in health care knowledge and skills that can translate into many health care fields.

Many of the general education and technical core courses are required for completion of professional health programs such as diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting, nursing, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory care and surgical technology.

The Health Science Technology Program, which starts this fall, can help provide a smooth transition to an Allied Health program or help students prepare for application into a selective admission nursing program.

For more information, contact Professor Dan Bailey, 606-326-2028 or email: danny.bailey@kctcs.edu.

August 9 is the application deadline for fall semester courses, and classes start August 16. Admission forms and class schedules are online at: ashland.kctcs.edu.