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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204



With all the job vacancies in bookkeeping and payroll, your skills are in demand.  The accounting field is full of job  opportunities in various areas and industries such as corporations, government and nonprofits.  You could do clerical work, reconciliations, filing, assembling documents, supervision, and management of an accounting department.  Accounting jobs are usually done in office environments where people work regular working hours and overtime can be expected at certain times.  There are also jobs where you may want to be self employed.


Education is valued in the accounting world! Community College of Denver offers certificates and a degree in several areas of accounting. 

AAS--Accountant Degree
The Accounting AAS degree program will prepare you to obtain a solid foundation of general education classes plus the accounting classes you'll need for your career.  When you finish, you'll be ready for an entry-level job as an accounting technician, accounts payable or receivable clerk, payroll clerk, tax examiner, cost accountant, and other related jobs in both the public and private sector.

Bookkeeping & Payroll Technician Certificate
This two semester certificate is designed to prepare you as a bookkeeper.  You will obtain the skills you need to perform as an accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll technician with knowledge of QuickBooks and Peachtree, double-entry bookkeeping, and possess strong numerical abilities.

Computerized Accounting Technician Certificate
If you already have work experience and just need to enhance or increase your accounting knowledge, this program could be for you. You can complete the program in two 15-week semesters and gain the skills to do manual and computerized full-charge bookkeeping activities like financial statements, general journals, ledgers, accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliation, payroll, bad debts, depreciation, inventory, partnerships, stocks, bonds, cash flow, and manufacturing entries. You’ll be ready for a job as a full-charge bookkeeper, computerized accounting clerk, computerized payroll clerk, and accounting assistant.

The Program Advisor for this program is La Verne Donelson. Please e-mail her at if you have any questions or need clarification about this program.

Business Administration

Business Technology

Computer Information Technology

Criminal Justice


Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education Transfer Degree

Engineering Graphics


Political Science


Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information).  The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Click here for CCD’s Gainful Employment Occupation, Placement Rate, On-Time Completion Rate, Average Program Tuition & Fees, and Average Program Median Loan Debt data.

Gainful Employment Information:
Bookkeeping / Payroll Certificate
Computerized Accounting Technician


Center for Career and Technical Education

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 173363 CB 900
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address
South Classroom 201
1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver CO, 80204

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