EOC Services

The EOC offers many services to help you succeed, including educational planning and counseling, career exploration counseling, student financial aid advising, financial literacy information, and assistance with scholarship searches. The EOC also offers college preparation workshops throughout the year.

Eligibility for Services

EOC services are free and available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Interested in pursuing a GED, vocational training, certificate program, or four-year college
  • Do not yet possess a bachelor’s degree

Our Services

Personalized Educational Planning & Counseling

With the help of an Educational Access Specialist, you can start the process of achieving your educational goals! Your EOC Educational Access Specialist will assist you in deciding

  • whether to obtain a college degree or vocational-technical certificate,
  • choosing between public or private educational institutions,
  • selecting a college major,
  • discussing timelines and deadlines,
  • explaining the steps to successful enrollment and/or
  • obtaining your GED or high school diploma.

Career Exploration Counseling

Educational Access Specialists assist you in identifying or redefining career goals. Advising is facilitated and can cover the following services: career inventories, vocational interests, academic skills, personal values, and individual preferences related to a career choice. Job and earnings outlook information may also be discussed.

GED/High School Equivalency Assistance

CCD and the Educational Opportunity Center have partnered with Coal Creek Adult Education Center to offer High School Equivalency Preparation Classes at the Auraria Campus.  

The State of Colorado recognizes two different tests as High School Equivalency. Our instructor can help you prepare for either test (GED or HiSET).

Fall Schedule 2023

August 28 through December 20

Mondays/Wednesdays | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Location | Cherry Creek Building, Room 132

1111 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80217

Visit the link below to register directly with Coal Creek Adult Education Center.

Coal Creek Adult Ed-Registration 

Can’t make it during this time for the class?  FREE Drop-In High School Equivalency Tutoring is available at our Cherry Creek location on the Auraria Campus.  No registration is needed. 


The EOC also offers GED vouchers to assist students with one or two tests left to complete. If you want to learn more about GED vouchers or need assistance locating GED classes in the Denver Metro area, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office at 303.352.8746. 

In the metro area, the organizations below also offer GED classes.

CCD is an official GED testing site; visit our CCD Testing Center for hours and instructions.

Student Financial Aid, Scholarships & Financial Literacy Coaching

Our educational access specialists can explain the financial aid process, including information on the four student financial aid programs: grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. They can also help you complete the appropriate applications. Apply Early! The FAFSA application is available every October for the following school year. Make an appointment to start the process.

​Additionally, the EOC offers financial literacy coaching to help you with personal and educational financial planning.  Please meet with our coach (in person or virtually) to establish your financial goals and develop a plan.  Schedule your appointment today.  

EOC Workshops and Digital Library

The EOC hosts workshops at our various sites across the metro area and at the Auraria Campus in Denver. At Auraria, we partner with the CCD Resource Center, which also offers student workshops on an ongoing basis. Review the Student Success Workshop schedule. Workshop topics include digital literacy, career advising, educational financial literacy, scholarship searches, how to pick a major, and more.  We are excited to roll out our Digital Library, allowing anyone to access our content from anywhere.