Students who enroll in specific short-term health care training programs at PCC will pay nothing, thanks to the new Care Forward Colorado program.
The qualifying programs available at PCC are:
Students will pay no tuition, fees or course material costs, as program funding allows. The programs can be completed in a year or less.
Care Forward Colorado was created to build up the state’s health care workforce while offering students an affordable way to start a high-growth career that pays well. The program was made possible by Senate Bill 22-226, bipartisan legislation that allocates $26 million in state COVID-19 recovery funds to train people in critical entry-level health care careers.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado faced deep shortages in entry-level health care positions. By 2023, phlebotomist and pharmacy technician jobs will grow by 38% and 24%, respectively, and general health care support jobs are projected to jump by 16%, according to data from the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report.
To learn more about the Care Forward Colorado program, submit our request for information form and an advisor will contact you.