Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)


The Health Sciences Technology program at Cincinnati State offers a flexible curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the healthcare field. Students are trained to perform multiple functions in more than one healthcare-related discipline, while working toward completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students must meet with an advisor before deciding on their areas of study. To complete the associate’s degree requirements, students combine certificate program coursework (chosen from the certificates listed) with core technical coursework in areas such as science, medical terminology, and professional standards. Students also complete courses in communication and other foundation skill areas.

Most program graduates are employed in a field related to one of their completed certificates.

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in a healthcare field related to one of their completed certificates. Work settings include hospitals, healthcare centers, health maintenance organizations, physician offices, retirement facilities, and long-term care facilities.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Job titles relate to completed certificates, and could include:
  • Community Health Worker
  • Medical Assistant
  • ECG Technician
  • Nursing Assistant Long Term Care
  • Patient Care Assistant I & II
  • Health Unit Coordinator I & II

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$10/hr - $13/hour, depending on the specialty area

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many employment opportunities in healthcare fields will grow by 30 percent or more through 2020. Job opportunities should be good in all employment settings.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Community health care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physician offices and clinics
  • Retirement facilities
  • Subacute care centers

Co-op Salary Projections

All clinical experiences are unpaid


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
MCH 100Healthcare Informatics ( T) 202
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 1 (T)  425
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning ( G) 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MCH 10X Medical Terminology Elective (T)  303
Semester 2  
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
MCH 138Patient Care Skills ( T) 132
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 2 (T)  425
Semester 3  
EMS 100CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional ( B) 101
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G) 324
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 3 (T)  425
MCH 108Professionalism in Healthcare ( T) 303
Semester 4  
MCH 114Law and Ethics for Healthcare ( T) 202
MCH 116Cultural Competency for Health and Public Safety Professions ( T) 303
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 324
XXX XXX Certificate Electives 4 (T)  425
PSY XXX Psychology Elective (B)  303
Total Credits:  551763


Medical Terminology Elective
MCH 101
& MCH 102
Medical Terminology 1
and Medical Terminology 2 (T)
MCH 104Comprehensive Medical Terminology (T)3
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
Psychology Elective
PSY 200Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 210Adolescent Development3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
Certificate Electives
Students must complete at least two of the following certificates and must earn a minimum of 20 credits in certificate courses that are not already required for the Health Sciences Technology degree. Other healthcare certificates (not listed below) may be used with the prior permission of the Health Sciences Technology Program Chair.
Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 128Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor4
Aquatic Personal Trainer Certificate
HFT 160Aquatic Personal Trainer2
Coding Specialist Certificate
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
HIM 100Introduction to Health Information Management3
HIM 115Clinical Abstracting of Health Data2
HIM 130International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Coding4
HIM 135Pharmacology for Health Information Management1
HIM 210Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies3
HIM 215Advanced Medical Coding4
HIM 225Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding3
Community Health Worker Certificate
CHW 100Community Health Worker Training4
CHW 180Community Health Worker Practicum3
MCH 106Health and Wellness Promotion2
Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate
MCH 141Electrocardiography 13
Electrocardiography (Advanced) - Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate
MCH 142Electrocardiography 24
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice7
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate
EMS 110Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice7
EMS 120Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology3
EMS 211Paramedic 17
EMS 212Paramedic 26
EMS 213Paramedic 36
EMS 221Paramedic 1 Lab1
EMS 231Paramedic 1 Practicum2
EMS 222Paramedic 2 Lab1
EMS 232Paramedic 2 Practicum 3
EMS 223Paramedic 3 Lab1
EMS 233Paramedic 3 Practicum3
Group Fitness Instructor Certificate
HFT 122Group Fitness Instructor4
Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate
HFT 130Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs3
HFT 164Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 13
HFT 168Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 23
Health Unit Coordinator Certificate
MCH 110Orientation to Health Records3
MCH 120Health Unit Coordinator Training4
Medical Assistant Certificate
BIO 117Human Body in Health and Disease3
MA 100Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants4
MA 105Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants4
MA 110Medical Office Laboratory Procedures5
MA 115Pharmacology for Medical Assistants3
MA 120Medical Office Insurance Coding and Billing2
MA 125Externship and Seminar for Medical Assistants4
MCH 104Comprehensive Medical Terminology3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
Nurse Aide Training Certificate
MCH 130Nurse Aide Training4
Patient Care Assistant Certificate
MCH 132Patient Care Assistant Training3
Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
HFT 151Personal Fitness Trainer 13
HFT 152Personal Fitness Trainer 23
HFT 156Establishing a Personal Training Business3
HFT 182Personal Fitness Trainer Practicum2
Pilates Mat Instructor Certificate
HFT 116Pilates Mat Instructor2
HFT 180Pilates Mat Practicum2
Practical Nursing Certificate
PN 101Practical Nursing Concepts 18
PN 102Practical Nursing Concepts 210
PN 103Practical Nursing Concepts 36
PN 185Practical Nursing Role Transition2
Resistance Training Certificate
HFT 124Resistance Training Instructor4

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Lisa Lucas, MA
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