Medical Office Assistant

The medical office assistant certificate, offered by Fort Scott Community College, prepares students to enter the job market for health information and medical record technicians. Classroom instruction and actual work experience blend the academic and the practical to prepare individuals for challenging work opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Home Health Aide

To work as a home health aide in Kansas, an individual must hold a home health aide certificate issued through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Health Occupations Credentialing. The aide must successfully complete an approved training course and pass a state test to qualify for certification. To qualify for the training course, the individual must be certified by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Health Occupations Credentialing as a nurse aid or concurrently enrolled in a state-approved nurse aide training course.

Geriatric Certified Nurse Aide

This is a 90-hour, state regulated course that follows federal guidelines. It is divided into two parts; Part 1 is lecture and lab, and Part 2 is lecture and clinical experience. Students enrolled in the CNA course must be at least 16 years of age, and have a negative TB skin test or Chest X-Ray with no active signs or symptoms of TB. Clinical agencies may also require an influenza vaccination during the late fall and winter months. 


Suggested Curriculum for the Geriatric Certified Nursing Aide program.


Emergency Medical Technician

The FSCC Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students to provide care for patients in emergency medical settings. The program combines classroom learning with hands-on training in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a certificate and are eligible to take the the Kansas and National Registry certification exams.

Certified Medication Aide

This course prepares participants to administer some medications to residents in adult care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse. QMRP medication aides may administer medications only to residents in an intermediate care facility for the mentally challenged. This course will teach participants to safely administer medications in an adult care home. The course requires both theory and clinical portions and the participant must be able to meet the competencies to be successful.

Environmental Water Technology

At Fort Scott Community College, Environmental Water Technologies are not limited to a study of earth's sciences, but include a search for solutions for all environmental concerns. FSCC trains professionals to fill the numerous employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. It is our mission to help environmental specialists develop strategies that preserve the environment and improve the quality of life one community at a time.



Fort Scott Community College offers a certificate in Manicuring at both our Fort Scott and Pittsburg Cosmetology locations. In this program, students will learn different manicuring procedures, hand and arm massage techniques, and information regarding proper sterilization and sanitation.

Criminal Justice

Interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice? Fort Scott Community College offers students a two-year associate of applied science degree program, a two-year associate of science degree program with emphasis in criminal justice, and a one-year certificate program.

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