Care Forward Colorado
Ready for your next step? Launch your healthcare career with Care Forward Colorado!
Care Forward Colorado provides zero-cost, short-term healthcare training at Arapahoe Community College. In one year or less, you can learn the skills to become a certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician, phlebotomy technician, or medical assistant, and more in-demand professions.
Why a career in healthcare?
Healthcare jobs are some of the fastest-growing in Colorado and provide a wage that can support you and your family. There’s also opportunity to advance in your career. Once you earn your certificate, you can continue your training at ACC to add to your skillset and qualify for higher-paying jobs.
How does it work?
Starting in Fall 2022, students who enroll in eligible healthcare certificate programs will be reimbursed for tuition, fees, and materials through 2024. In addition to training, you’ll be connected to an “earn while you learn” opportunity—such as an apprenticeship—that may lead to your first job in healthcare!
What programs are available at ACC?
As part of the Care Forward Colorado program, we offer the following certificate programs:
EMT Certificate (12 credit hours)
Medical Assistant Certificate (29 credit hours)
Medical Office Technology Billing & Reimbursement Certificate (25 credit hours)
Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate (9 credit hours)
Nurse Aide Certificate (6 credit hours)
Paramedic Preparation Certificate (32 credit hours)
Phlebotomy Certificate (7 credit hours)
Ready to get started?
If you’re ready to enroll, call ACC Admissions at 303.797.5637 to discuss program and reimbursement options.
More About Care Forward Colorado
Care Forward Colorado is a state program funded through federal recovery dollars. To learn more, visit the CCCS Care Forward Colorado page.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
If you are a prospective student, complete the form below and/or contact Kathryn Kenyon, Success Coach, at kathryn [dot] kenyon [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or Admissions at 303.797.5637.
If you are a current student enrolled in 1 of the 7 eligible certificates, contact Financial Aid at finaid [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5661.
If you are a current ACC student interested in 1 of the 7 eligible certificates, contact your Academic Advisor at advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664 or schedule an appointment in Navigate.