Student Success Programs


Community College of Denver offers support programs to help you be successful at CCD in your academics, financial knowledge and personal wellness.

First-Year Experience (FYE)

The First-Year Experience program ensures a beneficial, worthwhile, and helpful transition into college for first-year students who are starting at CCD.

Denver Scholars Program

The Denver Scholars Program is required for scholarship recipients. Participants in this program are coached to help you be a successful college student with the goal of retaining your scholarship.

DSF SEED Program

The DSF SEED Program was built for Denver Scholars who have the desire to transfer to four-year institutions.

Trio Student Support Services (SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides comprehensive academic, financial and personal guidance within an active community of students and staff. All TRIO SSS participants are overcoming obstacles to higher education — such as limited income, being the first generation to go to college, or disability — en route to graduation and transfer.

Student Success & Money Smarts Workshops

Any CCD student can participate in our free success workshops and you can also add the workshops to your resume! Gain some applicable knowledge on college, simple life-hacks, and other life-survival skills.

View the Calendar of Events and attend one of our free workshops. Call our office, 303.556.4964, to reserve your seat, as there are limited spaces in each session.

Our ongoing workshops cover some of the following topics:

  • Health Sciences Programs at CCD
  • Using CCDConnect
  • Using CCD student email
  • Plan your entire degree/certificate in Navigate
  • Finances & money matters
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership building
  • Stress management 
  • Study skills
  • Test-taking skills
  • Your learning style
  • Transferring from CCD to a four-year university
  • Careers in the “helping” professions
  • Tips on searching for scholarships & scholarship essay writing
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation requirements
  • And MORE!