From welding to philosophy, FRCC has a program for you.

Is a bachelor's degree your goal? Our two-year associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) are guaranteed to transfer to four-year public schools in Colorado.

Need skills? Our technical degrees (A.A.S.) and certificates launch you into a career. Some certificates can be completed in just one semester.

Select a campus to see what programs are offered there.  Click on a program name for required classes, contacts, starting salaries, and more.

Patient Care Technician

This program prepares students for entry-level work in a variety of health care environments, such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, fire departments, ambulance companies or emergency room facilities. Patient Care Technicians care for patients under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. 


Patient Care Technician

26 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate focuses on patient care as a Nursing Assistant/Phlebotomist. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills in class and in clinical placements in the health care field. Upon completion, students can take the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam through the National Center for Competency Testing.

Patient Care Technician Certificate: See required courses & descriptions.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Larimer, Loveland & Westminster Campuses only.


6 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate provides students the entry level knowledge and practice of administering and reading EKG's in the health care setting. Students may be eligible to sit for the Certified EKG Technician Exam.

Electrocardiogram certificate: See required courses & descriptions.

Offered at Larimer, Loveland & Westminster Campuses only.

Health Care Customer Service Basics

6 credits
(1 semester)

This program trains students to be health care administrative assistants knowledgeable in medical terminology and Electronic Health Records (EHR), managing the daily operations of a medical facility, checking patients in, verifying patient insurance, and providing quality customer service to patients. 

Health Care Customer Service Basics certificate: See required courses & descriptions.

Offered at Brighton Center, Larimer, Loveland & Westminster Campuses only.

Annual Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
EMT/Paramedics $23,309 $40,705 $49,403
Administrative Assistant $20,346 $33,600 $40,227

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2015)

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