Post Secondary Education Programs
SWCAHEC arranges host or leased housing for all health professions students completing rural rotations from the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.
SWCAHEC arranges community-based service learning opportunities for health professions students completing rural rotations from the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.
SWCAHEC recruits and supports preceptors from all health professions across the region who are interested in teaching health profession students during rural rotations.
Public Health & Nursing Internships
Fort Lewis College and SWCAHEC have teamed up to provide non-paid internships for public health and health professions students searching for program practicum experiences. Please e-mail the executive director at [email protected] or call (970) 426-4284 for more information. Click here for an Internship Application.
Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program
The Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program is a postsecondary education and training program. Apprentices will receive at least one year of on-the-job training plus 150 hours of online learning with a journey-worker (preceptor) for a competency-based program. Apprentices become employees of the clinical practice and wage progressions are tied to skills attainment. Once the apprentice completes the program, s/he will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam.