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Apprenticeship & Training Programs

We’re for helping people realize their greatest potential.

Centura Health is championing numerous career development programs that help people discover, train for and secure their next job in health care.

We’re also investing in training and specialty programs so recent graduates and experienced caregivers can practice to the top of their profession, develop their careers and advance within our connected health care ecosystem.

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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. Current offerings include:

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  • Medical Assistant Apprentice Program

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    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.
    • The application window for our next cohort starting in January is open from October 7, 2019 - November 1, 2019.


    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.
    • The application window for our next cohort starting in January is open from October 7, 2019 - November 1, 2019


    SPD Apprenticeship Information Flyer
    SPD Apprenticeship FAQ

  • Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program

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    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.
    • The application window for our next cohort starting in January is open from October 7, 2019 - November 1, 2019.


    Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Flyer

  • Histotechnician Training Program

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    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

Nursing Career Programs

Centura Health is proud to offer exciting opportunities for experienced and newly licensed RNs.

  • Nurse Residency Programs

    Centura Health is proud to invest in career development for incredible RNs by offering residency programs to new and experienced RNs. Our Nurse Residency Programs offer a variety of nationally- recognized curriculum. The evidence-based curriculum, delivered by leaders and mentor who care about your success, will help you become the nursing professional you’ve always envisioned. Application windows are announced several times annually to hire for our numerous cohorts. View upcoming dates and apply.

  • Nurse Residency Call

    Nurse Residency Call

    Join us every third Friday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (mountain time zone) to learn more about Centura Health's nurse residency program, the applicant process and to speak to a Centura Health nurse recruiter.

    Use the toll-free-dial in to hear the recruiter presentation and get your questions answered as you prepare to transition from the classroom to your professional nursing practice.

    Dial-in: 1-408-638-0968 / Enter meeting ID: 542 918 4543

    Please place your phone on mute during the presentation portion of the call. Find more information on our nurse residency programs.