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

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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