Apprenticeship Programs

Earn While You Learn

Earn and learn with minimal education requirements, built-in wage increases and mentored on-the-job learning. 

Start working quickly in high demand industries, plus track to academic certificate and degree completion pathways. 

What is an apprenticeship?

With an apprenticeship, you can start working and earning wages in the field while you train for your career. After successful completion of related classroom instruction and a job offer from an employer partner, you’ll gain real-world experience with on-the-job training. Plus, you’ll earn college credits that can be applied to a certificate, associate’s degree or even a bachelor’s degree. 

  • Related Technical Instruction (RTI) - minimum of 144 hours, coursework and skill building specific to occupation
  • On-the-job Learning (OJL/OJT) - 2,000 hours of mentored, workplace experience with an employer partner 
  • Wage Increases - Two built-in wage increases, based on competency development in occupation related job functions
  • Nationally Registered Program - Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship completers will receive a credential of completion, as well as opportunities for additional academic and industry certifications

My apprentice has been a perfect fit for us and she has brought so much talent and positive energy to our team!

Kris Green, CMM
Practice Manager, Exceptional Care for Women

Interested in taking a FREE class? PCC President Patty Erjavec is offering new students who register for classes 3 free credits with her 3 on Me offer. This offer covers up to $500 in tuition. To qualify, you simply need to be a Colorado resident and be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund program. To accept this offer, simply apply to PCC. We’ll take care of the rest!

Don’t wait – enroll today!

3 on me - Enroll now and receive 3 credits for FREE
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Medical Coding (HIT)

Students: Benefits & Requirements 
Employers: Become a Partner!
Goals: AHIMA Certified Coding Associate or Certified Coding Specialist certifications
Studies: All coursework counts towards academic certificate and degree pathways and is completely online



Medical Assistant

Student: Benefits & Requirements
Employers: Become a Partner!
Goals: PCC Medical Assistant Certificate, RMA Certification, Federal Dept. or Labor Apprenticeship Certificate
Commitment: Minimum of 2,000 hours structured and supervised on-the-job training which includes 600 hours of related instruction (RI)
Studies: Courses delivered in classroom and on-line instruction
Enrollment: Follow these Easy Steps!
Submit an Interest Form
Apply for MA Apprenticeship


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Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Certificate, AAS
Course Availability


Apprenticeship Coordinator - CIS & HIT 

Brenda Wallerstedt 
Apprenticeship Coordinator - MA
(719) 549-3318

For Academic Advising, please call 719-549-3177 or contact the appropriate department: 

Program Coordinator
Marianne Horvath 

Ronda Gasperetti 

Department Chair 
Tim Gama

Medical Assisting
Department Chair
Kathy Maurello
719-549- 3170 

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