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Short Term Health Programs (CMA/CNA/HHA)

Programs include Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide and Home Health Aide. WATC’s Short Term Health Programs (CMA/CNA/HHA) can be completed in just 4 weeks.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

The Certified Medication Aide course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for safe medication administration in long-term facilities. Graduates are eligible to take the Kansas certification examination to become certified. This course builds upon the role of a certified nurse aide (CNA) and includes accurately measuring, administering and documenting medications to residents.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program prepares students to be caregivers in nursing homes while working under the supervision of licensed nurses. The instruction includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Students must successfully complete a competency skills checklist, maintain attendance as defined in the course syllabus and achieve satisfactory grades. Daytime classes meet daily for approximately five weeks, and evening classes meet two to three times a week for approximately three months. The program meets the guidelines of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and graduates may take the state examination to become CNAs after successful completion of the course.

Home Health Aide (HHA)

The Home Health Aide course prepares the certified nurse aide (CNA) to care for clients in community and home settings. Graduates may take an examination to become a certified home health aide. Documentation and identification of client needs is an important part of this course. Many home health aides are also hired to work at hospice agencies and with agencies working with children.

Degree and Certificate Options
Certified Medication Aide (CMA) 5 Credit Hours
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) 5 Credit Hours
Home Health Aide (HHA) 2 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions

4501 E. 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210
Edmondson_E To get started, new students may contact:

Ebony Edmondson
Admissions Counselor


Hagans_J Current students may contact:

Jeff Thomas
Academic Coach
316.677.1035 (SSC)


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440

Programs also approved by:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66212-1365

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.