Care Forward Colorado
Thank you for your interest. We are no longer considering students for new Care Forward Colorado awards at ACC.
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?
Students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and who declare one of the certificates below as their primary major may be reimbursed for tuition, fees and materials for that major through 2024.
*If you are a current high school student in Colorado, these programs are available to you upon high school graduation.
What programs are available at ACC?
The following certificate programs may be covered under the Care Forward Colorado Program.
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)
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 email@example.com or Admissions at 303.797.5637.
If you are a current student enrolled in 1 of the 7 eligible certificates, contact Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5661.
If you are a current ACC student interested in 1 of the 7 eligible certificates, contact your Academic Advisor at email@example.com or 303.797.5664 or schedule an appointment in Navigate.