Public Health Pre-Apprenticeship Program


Building upon the valuable skills case investigators, contact tracers, and resource coordinators have employed to contain the spread and impacts of COVID-19, the Public Health Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides continued career exploration within public health and health care fields through a simple three-step online program:

Step One: Complete the Colorado Public Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Training

Step Two: Complete at least one (1) online career exploration module of your choosing, approximately 30 minutes

  • Option to complete a free Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course upon completion of at least one career exploration module

Step Three: Complete one (1) career counseling session with a workforce navigator scheduled through Arapahoe Community College or the Community College of Denver, approximately 30 minutes and conducted via phone


You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

How to Register for the Public Health Pre-Apprenticeship Program

CLICK HERE to register for the Colorado Public Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Training.

If you have previously registered for this training, see more instructions below


For those who have started or finished the Colorado Public Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Training...

Please CLICK HERE and use your Canvas login credentials to return to the course and navigate to the new career exploration modules

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If your email does not work, you will need to use your username instead. If you've forgotten your username, please email RM-PHTC at
  • If you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" link on the Canvas login page to reset your password. This must be done through Canvas. RM-PHTC cannot reset passwords.


For those who have not yet started the Colorado Public Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Training...

Please CLICK HERE and select the "Already Registered" icon. You will then receive instructions on setting up a Canvas account and accessing the training modules in Canvas.


Potential to Earn College Credit

Participants who fulfill the Public Health Pre-Apprenticeship Program, complete a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and complete all 13 career exploration modules may qualify to earn college credit, which could be applied towards a health care certificate or degree program. Potential to earn college credit may be discussed during your career counseling session.


Receiving Your $100 Amazon Gift Card

Trailhead Institute will be notified once you've completed all three steps of the Public Health Pre-Apprenticeship Program. At this time, you will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card via the email address used to create your Canva account.


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