Scholarships will cover all tuition, fees & course materials for the college’s fast-track career paths in health-related occupations.
Coloradans who want a new career in health care can now complete one of FRCC’s certificate programs in the following medical fields—at no cost.
These programs can all be completed in a year (or less) to start a new career:
- Advanced Pharmacy Technician—26 credits (2 semesters)
- Clinical Emergency Medical Technician—24 credits (2 semesters)
- Dental Assisting—46 credits (2 semesters)
- Emergency Medical Technician—12 credits (1 semester)
- Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching—24 credits (2 semesters)
- Massage Therapy—20 credits (3 semesters)
- Medical Assistant—26 credits (2 semesters)
- Nurse Aide (CNA)—5 credits (1 semester)
- Phlebotomy—5 credits (1 semester)
- Practical Nursing Certificate—43 credits (3 semesters)
- Sterile Processing—18 credits (1 semester)
Health care jobs are some of the fastest-growing in Colorado and provide a wage that can support a family. In a year or less, trainees can learn the skills they need to start working in one of these high-growth careers.
“These medical positions are critical in Colorado’s health care facilities,” said FRCC President Colleen Simpson, EdD. “We’re training the workers who will care for all of us when we need it—while helping our students quickly start rewarding careers.”
Starting this semester, FRCC students who enroll in one of these 11 health care certificate programs will have their tuition, fees and course materials covered by scholarships. The funding is provided by the state’s Care Forward Colorado grant program.
All that FRCC students have to do to receive the scholarship money is apply for financial aid. Whatever isn’t covered by financial aid will be covered by Care Forward dollars through May of 2025.
FRCC will receive approximately $5.6 million for its students in these health care programs. Students who are already in these programs can receive reimbursement through Care Forward.
Once students earn their certificate, they’ll be well prepared to begin working in health care, continue their education, or both.
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More About Care Forward Colorado
Care Forward Colorado is made possible by Senate Bill 22-226, which dedicates $26 million in state recovery dollars to train health care workers across Colorado. The bill was signed by Gov. Polis in May and sponsored by Senators Sonya Jacquez Lewis and Bob Rankin and Representative Kyle Mullica.
About Front Range Community College
Front Range Community College offers 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as 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 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.