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Patience, GED® graduate and LPN student

"Taking college courses and being here today, it was the JCAE program that gave me the opportunity to be here."

Cecilia Lopez
Have confidence. You are good enough. They believe in you.
Doug Horner
Jump in head first. Go for it. Don't let anything hold you back. I actually like learning!
Ada Martinez
Caring counselors offered encouragement and a plan for my future. They were there when I was close to giving up.
Valdo P., GED® and railroad conductor pathway graduate

“To be honest, this has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do so far in my life. My story doesn’t start with I quit school this year or last, or 5 years ago. Mine is I quit school 20 years ago. JCAE staff and volunteers made it comfortable and were always helpful and easy to talk to. I continued on the AO-K Railroad Conductor Pathway and graduated with a 3.75 GPA - third highest in the class. It was hard and painful but well worth it in the end.  It takes a lot for me to say, but I am very proud of myself.”

LaTasha S., GED® graduate and Certified Nurse Aide

“The instructors convinced me I was smarter than I thought I was. I was introduced to the AO-K program while at JCAE and the Healthcare Pathway was the best decision.”

Tammy W., GED® graduate and Certified Nurse Aide

“When I got accepted into the AO-K program, I worked really hard to excel in my GED® classes. I got my CNA and my Home Health Aid license while I was working on my GED®. This was possible because of the wonderful help from the staff and volunteers at the GED® program at Johnson County Community College.”

Luca W., GED® graduate and EMT student at JCCC

“The time spent in the JCAE classroom has given me a chance to become confident and someone who wants to learn and strive for success in the medical field. Now I know I can complete my prerequisites for medical school.”