Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. has partnered with Wichita Area Technical College to provide the community with an affordable and efficient way to get your General Educational Development certificate.


GED Test Preparation Courses

Traditional Classroom

NexStep Alliance ● 3351 N Webb Road, Wichita, KS ● 316.677.1150

  • Instructor-led GED Prep classes are held on a regular schedule of 10 week sessions.
  • Students may attend 9am – 12pm OR 6pm – 9pm on a varying schedule Monday – Thursday.
  • Four sessions are held each year.  Assessments are administered before and after each session.


Accelerating Opportunity provides a pathway for adults to gain new skills to get a good job. With education and credentials beyond high school, students have better options in today’s economy.


Accelerating Opportunity helps students improve basic skills in reading, math and writing needed to prepare for the GED. English language services are available. Earn college credit while earning your GED at the same time. You’ll be well on your way to a great career. Please inquire about the financial assistance options available.


Students can choose from a variety of short-term certificate programs and associate degrees to gain the credentials and skills needed to secure good wages and the opportunity for an entry level position.



The Manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing. Establishments in the Manufacturing sector are often described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment. However, establishments that transform materials or substances into new products by hand or in the worker’s home and those engaged in selling to the general public products made on the same premises from which they are sold, such as bakeries, candy stores, and custom tailors, may also be included in this sector. Manufacturing establishments may process materials or may contract with other establishments to process.

Aerospace Coatings and Paint
Aviation Manufacturing
Certified Nurse Aide
• Composite Technology
Machining Technology


CNA – Certified Nurse Aides provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants

HHA – Home Health Aides provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

CMA – Certified Medication Aides adminster medications as directed by a physician

IT Essentials

IT Essentials prepares students to enter the rapidly advancing field of advanced computing technologies. The coursework provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to complete CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Certifications in Computer Technology A+, Networking Technology N+ and Information Technology Security S+.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

NexStep Alliance ● 3351 N Webb Road, Wichita, KS ● 316.677.1150

English courses are available for students looking to improve their non-native English-speaking skills. For scheduling and information, please call: 316-677-1150.

Morning: 9am – 12pm | Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Evening: 6pm – 9pm | Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday