Apprenticeship Programs

We’re partnering with high schools, colleges and workforce centers from across the region to raise awareness about the demand for health care professionals. Our apprenticeships offer an immersive “earn while you learn” training and coursework experience to prepare students for success in a professional role upon program completion.

  • Medical Assistant Apprentice Program

    Medical Assistant at work
    Employment opportunities for Medical Assistants are expected to increase 29% between 2016-2026*. The annual MA salary range is $26,449 up to $45,628 annually in the Denver metro area. (*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is proud to invest in and champion an “earn while you learn” Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship program. Developed in collaboration with the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement and Arapahoe Community College, this six-month program helps caring, service-oriented people become skilled caregivers and receive priority consideration for open MA positions at Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) clinic practices.

    • Applicants will need a High School Diploma or GED to be accepted into the apprenticeship program.
    • Applicants must be able to commit up to 60 hours per week to allow for clinic work hours, on-site courses and online learning.


    Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Information Flyer
    Medical Assistant Apprenticeship FAQ

  • Sterile Processing Technician Program

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    Employment opportunities for Sterile Processing Techs (SPTs) are expected to increase 15% between 2019-2024* (*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is partnering with Front Range Community College (FRCC) to offer a one-year paid sterile processing apprenticeship. The program consists of two coursework semesters that include both didactic and hands-on simulation in a fully functioning sterile processing department. Apprentices learn how to process surgical instruments used in an operating room setting. Applicants will need a HS Diploma or GED and be passionate about patient safety and working in the healthcare industry. Must be able to commit to a one-year apprenticeship consisting of two coursework semesters that include both course work and hands-on work. Students who successfully complete the one-year program are eligible for consideration to transition to a permanent position on one of our sterile processing teams.

    • Applicants will need a High School Diploma or GED to be accepted into the apprenticeship program.
    • Applicants must be able to commit up to 60 hours per week to allow for clinic work hours, on-site courses and online learning.


    SPD Apprenticeship Information Flyer
    SPD Apprenticeship FAQ

  • Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program

    Pharmacy
    Employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians are expected to increase 7% from 2018 to 2028. (*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is proud to invest in and champion an “earn while you learn” Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program. The Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program is a paid, two-semester program that prepares students to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician Test through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Trainees will be hired by Centura Health while completing their Pharmacy Technician training through Front Range Community College.

    • Applicants will need a High School Diploma or GED to be accepted into the apprenticeship program.
    • Applicants must be able to commit up to 60 hours per week to allow for clinic work hours, on-site courses and online learning.


    Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Flyer
    Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship FAQ

  • Histotechnician Training Program

    Lab
    Employment opportunities for Histotechnicians are expected to increase 11% between 2018-2028*. The annual Histotechnician salary range is $38,640 up to 80,330 annually. (*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is proud to invest in and champion our Histotechnician Extern role. The extern program is a twelve-month training program designed to prepare associates to sit for their certification exam. Candidates will be employed by Centura Health while completing their training.

    • Applications will need an Associate's Degree and a minimum of a 2.8 GPA
    • Pre-requisites include four Biology credits, four Chemistry credits and college level math.


    Histotechnician Extern Flyer

  • Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship

    Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical lab techs are expected to increase11% between 2018-2028. Medical Lab Techs could earn from $36,000 up to $63,000 annually in the Denver metro area.

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is proud to announce our new Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship! The Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship is a paid 12-month program that guides students through the completion of an accredited program. Apprentices will be hired by Centura Health while completing their Medical Lab Tech training through Arapahoe Community College.

    • Applicants will need to review the pre-requisites for the program.
    • Applicants must be able to commit up to 60 hours a week to the program including work, school and study time.
       

    Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship Flyer
    Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship Pre-Requisites
    Medical Lab Tech Apprenticeship FAQ

  • Coding Training Program

    Coding Training Program
    Medical Coders are in high demand given today’s advancements in medical technology. Between 2018 and 2028, the demand for Coders is expected to grow 11%*, which is faster than the national average for most occupations.

    Earn While You Learn

    Centura Health is pleased to announce a new Coding Training Program! The Coding Training Program will go through specific coding including the coding of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding and will prepare students to be a proficient coder and prepare them for the national exam.

    • Applicants will need a High School Diploma or GED to be accepted into the training program.
    • Applicants must have completed a Certified Coding program with proof of successful completion or current AHIMA or AAPC credential required.
    • Applicants must be able to commit up to 40 hours per week.

    Coding Training Program Flyer
    Coding Training Program FAQ