Fort Collins, Colo. – Front Range Community College (FRCC) is building a two-story, 61,000 square-foot Health Care Careers Center (HCCC) to address key healthcare workforce needs in northern Colorado.
The HCCC will provide a centralized, technology-rich learning environment within a state-of-the-art facility for all of the college’s health and nursing programs.
The new building will allow FRCC’s Larimer Campus to continue to provide a highly qualified workforce to meet local healthcare needs and to support anticipated job growth in healthcare fields.
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Where: FRCC Larimer Campus
4616 S. Shields Street in Fort Collins
Sunlight Peak Building (northwest corner of campus)
The event is open to the public—please join us! Members of the media are encouraged to contact Jessica Peterson in advance to make arrangements for interviews: Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-404-5133.
Speakers will include:
- Andy Dorsey (FRCC President)
- Jean Runyon (FRCC Larimer Campus Vice President)
- Yvonne Myers (Health Systems Director for Columbine Health, Chair of the HCCC Capital Campaign Committee)
Health Care Careers Center
All of FRCC’s current health care and nursing programs will be housed in the HCCC. The building will also include space for new programming to meet the changing healthcare needs of the community.
The HCCC will house a variety of state-of-the-art learning spaces including classrooms, labs, small group learning spaces and collaborative space to support the programs and provide students with the required high end hands-on training by dramatically improving inadequate, undersized clinical labs.
FRCC’s Health Care Programs
Front Range Community College offers 15 degrees and certificate programs focused on educating and training students for a variety of disciplines in the health and wellness field.
FRCC currently offers the only nursing program in Larimer County. Our graduates boast among the highest pass rates on the national licensure exam of any nursing program in the state.
FRCC will begin to offer a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in fall 2019. The BSN degree will be available to current students, graduates, and incumbent workers who live in Front Range Community College’s service area, which intersects seven counties from north Denver to Wyoming.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 137,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. CCCS’s open access mission ensures that all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in its 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts and 6 other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of CCCS students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97% of CCCS students stay in state becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of its neighborhoods, businesses and communities.