Healthcare Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Get Paid to Start Your New Career in Healthcare

Get paid while you learn the skills needed to be successful a variety of healthcare fields, including medical assisting, sterile processing, surgical technology and pharmacy tech.

Come to a Virtual Information Session

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about apprenticeship programs in the healthcare field. Sheena Martin, Apprenticeship Coordinator, will host a one-hour virtual session geared to individuals interested in becoming an apprentice in a healthcare occupation. We'll discuss the following topics:

  • What is an apprenticeship?
  • What occupations in the healthcare field have an apprenticeship program?
  • Different types of apprenticeship programs?
  • What industry partners are involved?
  • Where to get more information on health careers/programs.
  • Answer questions

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month, 6 pm - 7 pm

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Current Healthcare Apprenticeship Programs

Train to be a medical assistant in just one or two semesters through this hands-on program. Apprentices save money on tuition - and get paid for on-the-job learning through one of FRCC's partner organizations:

  • Arbor Family Medicine (Denver area)
  • Associates in Family Medicine (Fort Collins)
  • Boulder Community Health
  • Boulder Medical Center
  • Centura Health

When an apprentice successfully completes this program, they are well-prepared to take a national exam to become a certified medical assistant.

They also have:

  • A nationally recognized credential for medical assisting from the U.S Department of Labor
  • A national certification for medical assisting
  • A diploma from FRCC
  • And in most cases, continued employment.

About this Program

This program is designed for students who want to work as medical assistants. Some FRCC students are selected for apprenticeships while they are studying to complete a two-semester certificate in medical assisting at the college. They complete the program ready to enter the workforce. Other apprentices are hired by our health care partner organizations first—and then given medical assisting education and training while on the job.

Once in the apprenticeship program, it takes 20 weeks to complete required coursework at Front Range Community College in addition to working at a healthcare employer.  Apprentices complete a total of 2,000 hours on-the job training.

What is Taught in this Program?

Apprentices learn clinical skills such as:

  • patient intake
  • physical examinations
  • diagnostic tests
  • treatment procedures (including administration of medications and first aid). T

They also learn administrative skills in:

  • medical office procedures
  • written communications
  • financial management
  • insurance billing
  • classification of diseases
  • medical coding.

What Credentials to Medical Assistant Apprentices Earn?

When an apprentice successfully completes this program, they are well-prepared to take the national exam to become a certified medical assistant.

They also have:

  • A nationally recognized credential for medical assisting from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • A national certification for medical assisting
  • A diploma from FRCC
  • And in most cases, continued employment

About This Program

Apprentices get hired by one of FRCC’s healthcare partners, while completing their pharmacy technician training through the college. Apprentices save money on tuition—and get paid for their on-the-job learning. They complete their related instruction both online and one day per week on campus.

Once in the apprenticeship program, it takes 20 weeks to complete required coursework at Front Range Community College in addition to working at a healthcare employer.  Apprentices complete a total of 2,000 hours on-the-job training.

What is Taught in the Program?

The Pharmacy Technician program teaches students to:

  • Apply, communicate and demonstrate personal/interpersonal knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate, explain, identify and practice foundational professional knowledge and skills.
  • Apply, demonstrate and perform the processing and handling of medications and medication orders.
  • Apply, assist, explain and identify patient care, quality and safety knowledge and skills.
  • Describe and explain regulatory and compliance knowledge and skills.

What Credentials do Pharmacy Technician Apprentices Earn?

When an apprentice successfully completes FRCC’s program, they are well-prepared to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician Certifying Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Our students’ pass rate on the PTCE is 10 percentage points higher than the national average.

They also have:

  • A nationally recognized credential for medical assisting from the U.S Department of Labor
  • A national certification for medical assisting
  • A diploma from FRCC
  • And in most cases, continued employment 

About this Program

Train to be a Sterile Processing Tech in just one semester through this hands-on program. Apprentices pay low (or in some cases no) tuition—and get paid for on-the-job learning through one of FRCC’s healthcare partners.

Once in the apprenticeship program, it is 20 weeks to complete required coursework at Front Range Community College in addition to working at a healthcare employer.  Apprentices complete a total of 2,000 hours on-the-job training.

Apprentices work during the week, and take their classes online and on weekends. When they successfully complete this FRCC apprenticeship, they are well-prepared to take the national exam to become a certified sterile processing technician (Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam).

What is Taught in this Program?

Students will receive instruction in:

  • sterilization
  • infection control
  • decontamination
  • surgical instrumentation processing
  • distribution
  • record-keeping

What Credentials do Sterile Processing Apprentices Earn?

They also have:

  • A nationally recognized credential for sterile processing from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • A national certification for sterile processing
  • A diploma from FRCC
  • In many cases, continued employment with FRCC’s healthcare partner organization.

About this Program

When an apprentice successfully completes FRCC’s program, apprentices are well-prepared to take the national exam to become a certified sterile processing technician (Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam).

They also have:

  • A nationally recognized credential for sterile processing from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • A national certification for sterile processing
  • A diploma from FRCC
  • In many cases, continued employment with FRCC’s healthcare partner organization.