Allied Health

Our Allied Health programs at GCCC include Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA), and Certified Medication Aide (CMA).

These short programs allow you to receive expert training, earn your certification to work, and enter an industry that is in high-demand for healthcare workers.

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Nursing aides provide basic care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities like nursing  homes, and clinics. The CNA course at GCCC is a five-credit-hour course that provides you with the basic knowledge necessary to meet the psychosocial, physical, and environmental needs of patients, clients, and residents in the facility or agency that you'll eventually work in.

Ninety (90) clock hours must be completed as required by the Kansas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), which includes 45 hours of instructional learning and 45 hours of lab/clinical time. After successful completion of the course, students are prepared to take the CNA exam developed by the KDADS. 

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Medication aides complete an array of administrative and clinical tasks in doctors' offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. The CMA course at GCCC is also a five-credit hour course and provides you with the basic techniques and safety in medication administration. This includes the study of commonly used drugs, as well as classifications and side effects.

The CMA course covers 75 clock hours: 50 hours of instruction and 25 hours of clinical time. You'll be prepared to take the CMA exam developed by the Kansas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services after successful completion of the CMA course. 

Home Health Aide (HHA) 

Home health aides provide personal care to individuals with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment, including older adults who need assistance with day-to-day activities. 

This two-credit-hour course at GCCC will prepare you for work in a variety of home health agencies. It includes the basic knowledge and adaptation of skills you need to provide care and meet the psychosocial, physical, and environmental needs of an individual or family in the home. The course covers 20 clock hours and prepares you to take an exam developed by the Kansas Dept. of Aging and Disability Services. 

For more information about any of the above programs contact Glenda Owens, Coordinator of Allied Health, at 620-276-0337 or

In addition, the GCCC Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and the Associate Degree Program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). See our nursing accreditation page for further detail. Certain GCCC programs have also obtained other specific individual accreditation. GCCC has been accepted for the continuous quality improvement accreditation model by the national Academic Quality Improvement Project.

Additional Degree Opportunities

In partnership with Seward County Community College, other programs may be found here: