Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship

Central Colorado AHEC has partnered with the Community College of Denver to launch an enhanced version of the Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Subject matter experts from CCAHEC and CCD are working in tandem to deliver a training program designed to provide a jump-start to those considering a healthcare career. This unique program provides individualized coaching, personality and learning style assessments, career pathway exploration, essential skills training, contextual learning experiences, and a variety of certifications to enable participants to be successful in a health career.  Additionally, students will earn college credit through prior learning assessments and will receive an EKG Technician certification through the National Healthcareer Association.

Earn Valuable Certifications and College Credit

  • EKG Technician
  • Basic Life Support
  • First Aid
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Mental Health First Aid


Learn Important Career Building Skills

  • Resume Writing
  • Networking
  • Workplace Ethics
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Development
  • Healthcare Career Exploration


Apply these skills to any career!

Direct to Work Opportunity

Learn Basic EKG Interpretation

Certification Offered Through the National Healthcareer Association

Open to anyone 17 or older not attending High School. High School Diploma or GED not required

Begin Your Journey Now

Register by May 3rd

Course Length: 8 Weeks

Mondays and Wednesdays (Online)

Fridays (Hybrid: Online and In-Person Labs)

Lab Location: Community College of Denver, Lowry Health Science Campus


Learn More About HCPA

We meet Anastasia, a young mother who attended the Central Colorado Area Health Education Center's Healthcare Pre-Apprenticeship Program which taught her about the expansive opportunities in the Health Care Field. Anastasia completed the program and can now take care of family with her new job at Swedish Medical Center.

Skeletal models seen in the video were provided by Anatomy in Clay Centers, Denver.

This video was created by Colorado Public Television.

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