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Work Ready KY. Ready, set, work.Students who meet the requirements for the Work Ready KY Scholarship can get their degree tuition free in high-demand career fields. All of the Allied Health programs at Ƶ Community & Technical College are available 100% tuition free thanks to the Work Ready KY Scholarship program. To learn more, visit or visit your local Ƶ campus.

Health Science Technology

What can you do with this degree?
This program provides students with 3-4 certificates that provides students the requirements to work in the healthcare field. While in the program students will be able to complete pre-requisite courses in order to apply to one of Ƶ’s many Health Science programs.

How long is the program?
2-years or until entry into the program of choice.

What campus is the program on?
All campuses.

Certificates:
Close up of hand holding red and white pill.Kentucky Medication Aide

After state testing, students can administer medications as a KMA at various facilities including nursing homes and clinics.



Yellow stethoscope against blue background.Nursing Assistant
After state testing, students can provide direct patient care in multiple settings including nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient services.

 


Photo of phlebotomist hands preparing to take blood sample from a patient's arm.Phlebotomy

After state testing, students can collect blood draws in multiple settings including nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient services.

 


Program Contact:

Donald Fryman, RN
Health Science Technology Program Coordinator
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66123
donald.fryman@kctcs.edu

 

Emergency Medical Services

ParamedicsEmergency Medical Services includes both EMT and paramedic training. The EMT and paramedic programs meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Training and KCTCS-Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients.

Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients with an advanced level of knowledge and skill set.
Program Contact:
Gwyn Gallenstein
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66117
gwyn.gallenstein@kctcs.edu

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Group of female LPN students in their pinning uniforms - white scrubs.LPN’s work directly with patients to provide hands-on care including information collecting, venipunctures, treatments and educating in multiple settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, home care, nursing homes and outpatient centers.

How long is the program?
18 months after admission into the program.

Campus: Ƶ & Rowan

Average Kentucky Salary: $41,920

Program Contact:
Ginger Clarke, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Nursing Program Administrator
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66253
ginger.clarke@kctcs.edu

LPN to RN Online

The LPN to RN online method of delivery has been especially designed to meet the needs of the working LPN. The online delivery method allows the nurse to continue working and attend classes at a time that is convenient to him/her. Students will be required to come to the Ƶ Campus Clinical/Lab.  The dates will be announced early to allow the nursing student ample time to plan their work schedule accordingly.

Campus: Online with Clinical/Lab at the Ƶ Campus

Average Kentucky Salary: $52,892

Program Contact:
Ginger Clarke, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Nursing Program Administrator
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66253
ginger.clarke@kctcs.edu

Registered Nurse (RN)

 Nursing class students.RNs work directly with patients to provide hands-on care including information collecting, venipunctures, treatments and education in multiple settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, home care, nursing home and outpatient centers.

How long is the program?
2 years after admission into the program.

Campus: Licking Valley, Ƶ & Montgomery

Average Kentucky Salary: $52,892

Program Contact:
Ginger Clarke, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Nursing Program Administrator
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66253
ginger.clarke@kctcs.edu

Medical Assisting

Medical assisting student practicing drawing blood on a model arm.Medical Assistants work directly with doctors and patients assisting with information collecting, venipunctures, injections, treatments, and education in multiple settings including doctor’s offices, administrative offices, and outpatient settings.

How long is the program?
18 months after admission into the program.

Campus: Ƶ & Rowan

Average Kentucky Salary: $37,693

Program Contact:
Diana Reeder, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Program Coordinator
(606) 783-1538 ext. 66363
diana.reeder@kctcs.edu

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Medical Laboratory Technician student wearing white lab coat and gloves looking into a microscope.MLTs collect specimens and perform laboratory testing. They contribute to up to 80% of diagnostic information.

How long is the program?
4 semesters to complete once admitted, 3 semesters of introductory and advanced courses (8-week and 16-week course formats) with the final semester approximately 600 hours in a clinical hospital laboratory setting.

Campus: Ƶ

Average Kentucky Salary: $42,259

Program Contact:
Michelle Thoroughman, MS, MT (ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Technician Program Coordinator
(606) 759-7141 ext. 66277
michelle.thoroughman@kctcs.edu

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Physical therapist assistant instructing patient through a therapy exercise.Assists in the mobility of patients under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs work in several settings including rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, athletic training facilities, schools, and hospitals.

How long is the program?
2 years after admission into the program.

Campus: Montgomery

Average Kentucky Salary: $45,122

Program Contact:
Dr. Mary Alice Prater, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
(859) 499-6282 ext. 66509
maryalice.prater@kctcs.edu

Respiratory Care

Respiratory students taking vitals with a practice medical mannequin.Manage cardiopulmonary disorders for patients with respiratory and cardiac illnesses in multiple settings including hospitals, diagnostic labs, home care, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices.

How long is the program?
2-years after admission into the program.

Campus: Rowan

Average Kentucky Salary: $42,700


Program Contact:

Marlene Vice, RRT
Respiratory Care Program Coordinator
(606) 783-1538 ext. 66308
marlene.vice@kctcs.edu