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HopeCAT prepares adults for careers with vocational training distinctive for our market-based approach. We meet with local businesses and other institutions to gauge employment needs, then work with those employers to develop coursework that prepares students for in-demand careers both in and outside of our community.
Our Medical Assistant Program provides our students with an excellent education in order to enter the medical field. The program consists of 9 months of classroom instruction, followed by a 4-week externship at various medical facilities in our community. Within 10 months, at no cost to our students, you can graduate from our diploma program and sit for a national certification. We work with our students and our affiliates to help HopeCAT graduates obtain jobs paying livable wages with benefits.
This program runs once yearly from late August through June. Classes are from 8:30am-2:55pm Monday-Friday.
All Medical Assistant Students can become double certified, CCMA and CPT, pending meeting all NHA exam requirements.
Our Phlebotomy courses provide our students with excellent, skills-based training. While this program no longer stands alone, it has been fully integrated with our Medical Assistant Program. MA students can become eligible to also sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam by meeting all NHA exam requirements during the externship, potentially exiting our program double certified. Double Certification is not required for MA students to meet graduation requirements.
HopeCAT will continue its mission by adding programs over time to meet the demands of our region. Please check regularly for new programs as we expand our reach to meet our full potential of serving and influencing as many people as we can by helping to make the impossible possible.