Kansas Quick Careers

Patient Care Assistant Training Program


The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Program is a partnership between local community colleges and the Urban League. It is designed to provide students with a comprehensive short term training that introduces them into the healthcare field. The PCA is also designed to help participants gain and retain employment, while at the same time work up the career ladder.


Upon completion of the Patient Care Assistant Program the participants will receive 9 hrs CEU’s as well as certificates in the following areas:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Nutritional Feeding
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • CPR
  • Job readiness training

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
The program is for 7 weeks and classes are offered 5 times a year from 8am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Clinical hours: 7am – 3pm
The Patient Care Assistant program is the only course in Wichita, Kansas that provides the CNA, HHA, CPR certifications and 9 credit hours of transferable college credits in its seven weeks training course.

Health Occupations Technology (HOT)

The Health Occupations Technology (HOT) program is a 19 credit hour certificate program and part of a 65 credit hour Associate in General Studies degree.


  • Courses are hybrid, with theory on-line and face-to-face and skills & clinical all with instructor.
  • Upon successful completion of all HOT courses, students will earn the following certificates:
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Medication Aide (CMA)
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Workplace Skills Development

Entry Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • The HOT program is offered 3 times a year from 10AM-2PM, Monday through Friday. Clinical is on weekends.
  • Students completing the entire AGS degree also earn the certificates listed above and will have completed all prerequisite courses to be considered for nursing program admission.

  • Financial Aid
  • As part of the AGS degree, the HOT program has been approved by the Department of Education for payment of Financial Aid.
  • Students must apply for financial aid at least 4-6 weeks prior to the first course. Follow The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) link.

Call (316) 262-2463 or e-mail Desmond Blake or Jamie Caffey