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Health Career Opportunities with Personalized Educational Supports

The HPOG HOPES Program trains low-income eligible students for careers in high-demand healthcare fields. The program is funded by a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)  from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In partnership with Arizona@Work, this grant helps the College meet the demand for skilled professionals in the local healthcare industry and provides low-income Pima County residents with opportunities for stable employment and a professional career.

Student benefits

PCC's HPOG HOPES Program provides opportunities for:

  • personalized assessment
  • pre-college basic skills development
  • career services
  • scholarships
  • financial aid
  • tutoring
  • developmental education opportunities (if needed)
  • assistance with support services
  • job readiness and retention services

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must be:

  • Unemployed and living at or below 70 percent of the Lower Living Income Standards (LLIS) as set by the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Employed and living at or below 130 percent of the Lower Living Income Standards (LLIS)
  • Receiving nutritional or financial assistance from the Arizona Department of Economic Security

How to get started

You must first attend an Information Session. Information Sessions are held virtually. Please contact Carmen Jones at or for more information.

proudly funded by HPOGProgram funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. This document was supported by Grant 90FX0036 from the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

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