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UCHealth Ascend Career Program

UCHealth Ascend Career Program

Take your career to new heights and get tuition-free education for in-demand jobs.

The UCHealth Ascend Career program provides important education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year.

Starting on day one of employment at UCHealth, if you work an average of 20 hours or more per week, you can enroll in fully funded, tuition assistance programs, including:

  • Nursing opportunities.
  • Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in respiratory therapy and radiography.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • College preparatory programs.
  • Clinical certificates that can help you prepare for in-demand roles, including phlebotomy technician, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, English as a second language and digital-literacy courses.

Designed for working adults

In addition to tuition assistance, the Ascend Career Program supports the social mobility of UCHealth’s staff, enabling those in entry-level roles to grow into professional and higher-income positions that will improve their lives, the lives of their families and their communities.

  • End-to-end coaching available for in-network programs.
  • Flexible programs—self-paced and online.
  • Top-ranked, accredited universities.
  • Programs selected to help employees find their path to an in-demand career.

We look forward to working with you to build your career in health care at UCHealth.

The UCHealth Ascend Career Program is provided in partnership with Guild Education, a Colorado organization dedicated to creating education and career-growth opportunities.


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