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Accelerating Opportunity Kansas (AO-K)
Highland Community College Technical Center is part of a National Initiative called Accelerating Opportunity. The AO-K program provides an opportunity for adults to gain new skills for high demand high wage jobs. With education and credentials beyond high school, students have better options in today’s economy. Students can choose from a variety of certificate programs with the possibility of working towards an associate degree.
AO-K: The Right Fit for You
AO-K serves adults, parents, those who are still learning English, and people who haven’t been in school in years.
Even if you do not have a high school diploma, you can find a path to success in today’s workplace.
HCCTC Career Pathways:
The program is a combination of hands-on learning and academic support in career pathways. Below is a list of approved AO-K programs offered at HCCTC:
Manufacturing and Construction Pathways
Industrial Welding Technology
Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Health Services Pathways
Certified Nurse Assistant + Nutrition + Medical Terminology
Medical Office Assistant
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
There may be funding available to help you pay for tuition and other costs related to attending classes. Please contact the AO-K Coordinator to find out more about these opportunities and how to enroll in the programs.