Accelerating Opportunity Kansas (AO-K)

Accelerating Opportunity Kansas (AO-K)  Accelerating Opportunity Kansas

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. 

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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:   

Agriculture Pathway
Precision Agriculture

Business Pathway
Computer Support Technology

Health Services Pathways
Certified Nurse Assistant + Nutrition + Medical Terminology
Medical Office Assistant

Manufacturing and Construction Pathways
Industrial Welding Technology
Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Electrical Technology

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.

Mary Johanning

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