BootUp Camps

We're seeking underserved and underrepresented talent for BootUp Camps.

About the Program

BootUp Camps intend to cultivate the next generation of business leaders from unexpected sources. BootUp Camps are innovative STEM-based accelerator programs funded by the Colorado Community College System and organized by CCD Associate Professor Lynn Wilson of Business & Entrepreneurship and founder of SparqU. Below is a list of all of our camps. Dig in and sign up!

Eligible students may qualify for financial support by attending an Accelerated Interest Cafe. Register for the BootUp Camps, and then go here for more details.

Fall 2018 Events

Information for the DPS student programming workshop for this summer is coming soon ~ Check back next week!

Entrepreneur Lunch + Learn Panel

Entrepreneurs Wanted! Come to this exciting Q+A session to find out everything you need to know about entrepreneurship from three successful business owners and innovators. You will not want to miss this one!

FREE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Date | August 9, 12 – 2:00 p.m.
Location | Auraria Campus - Confluence Building, Room 221, 800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
Panelists: Dee Garcia, Jamal Bowen, Rishi Shah
Cost | FREE

Business Administration Meet & Greet

Are you taking classes for business, marketing or entrepreneurship? Then this event is for you! Meet faculty, staff and your fellow classmates to talk shop and make lasting connections. The networking and business opportunities that come from this event will be invaluable. This event is not limited to those declared as business admininitration majors, you simply must be taking a business class.

FREE LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Date:  August 28 & 29, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Auraria Campus - Cherry Creek Building, Room 102, 1111 W. Colfax Street, Denver, CO 80204
Cost:  FREE

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Prep | 2 days

Attendees will receive training and support for preparation and completion on Word and/or Excel Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams. Successful candidates will demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Word and Excel 2016 for a variety of purposes and situations.

WORD 2016
Dates: TBA, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Auraria Campus, Cherry Creek Building, Room 209, 1111 W Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Facilitator:  Christine Bohnsak
Cost:  $250

EXCEL 2016
Dates: May 17th & 18th, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:  Auraria Campus, Cherry Creek Building, Room 209, 1111 W Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Facilitator:  Christine Bohnsak
Cost: $250

Network+ Sneak Peek | 1-Day Intensive

Start your IT career on the right foot with CompTIA Network+ certification training. Earning Network+ certification demonstrates that you possess the skills necessary to support enterprise IT infrastructures. You’ll gain foundational knowledge of today’s most relevant technologies, so you can confidently conduct the tasks necessary to maintain your organization’s IT environment.

Date: TBA, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Auraria Campus - Cherry Creek Building, Room 204, 1111 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Facilitator: Muhammed Alsaffar
Cost:  FREE

Network+ Certification Prep | 5 Weeks

CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. The CompTIA Network+ N10-007 exam has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies

Date:  TBA, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Auraria Campus - Cherry Creek Building, Room 204, 1111 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Facilitator:  Muhammed Alsaffar
Cost:  $1,000

Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop | 4 Weeks

The ACA for Photoshop is aimed at any student or professional looking to take their skills to the next level in graphic design, marketing, photography, blogging, and even social media.

Adobe Photoshop™ is the cornerstone product for Adobe. It is also the beginning certification to acquire if you choose to move further in your design or marketing career. This class will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exam for Photoshop Creative Cloud 15 (CC15).

Through hands-on, activity-based projects that focus on the methods used in industry, as well as expert instructor-led lectures and demonstrations, you will learn everything from basic photo editing to advanced photo manipulation and design. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?

Registration Now Closed. Check Back Soon for Next Dates

Dates:  Dates TBA, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  1150 10th Street, Auraria Arts Building, Room #174
Facilitator:  Douglas Ekstrand, Chair-Multimedia Graphic Design (CCD)
Cost:  $500