College Pathways

A Path to College

CCD's College Pathways programs enable high school students like you to take college classes and earn college credit while you are still in high school through Concurrent Enrollment, Early College and the ASCENT Program. CCD partners with many high schools in Denver, including special partnerships with several Denver Public Schools Early Colleges.

Concurrent enrollment classes are true college classes with the same standards and expectations as all CCD courses. Because area schools and districts pay the cost of tuition, you can achieve success at the college level with little to no cost. Contact the CCD College Pathways office or your high school counselor to learn more!

Success Rate

In spring 2018, 68 students completed a certificate or degree before they even finished high school.  In the 2016-2017 school year, nearly 2,100 students from the metro-Denver area took concurrent enrollment courses. These students took over 5,100 courses, acquiring almost 16,000 credit hours. Our data shows that CE students consistently perform well in their classes both at their high school and on the Auraria Campus. These classes were funded by their own high schools, and concurrent enrollment students saved $2.17 million in tuition costs in the 2016-17 school year alone!

Getting Started

How It Works

All courses taken through CCD concurrent enrollment will appear on your CCD transcript. Guaranteed Transfer (GT) courses will always transfer and the credit will apply to gtPathways requirements in Liberal Arts & Sciences bachelor’s degrees at all public colleges or universities in Colorado. These may also transfer to other colleges and universities outside of Colorado, so check with the transferring school to be sure. All other college-level courses taken through CCD may be applied to your program of study, per their requirements. Similar to GT courses, these may also transfer to other colleges and universities in or outside of Colorado, so check with the transferring school to be sure. Concurrent Enrollment is a great way to get a head start on your college career – both at CCD and for completing a four-year degree at another college or university.

The information on these pages is to help you gain a better understanding of these programs. However, to learn how you can begin the College Pathways program, please speak with your high school guidance counselor first. Any additional questions or concerns can be directed to our office.

Courses vary across high school campuses and may be subject to change or cancelation.  For an accurate list of courses at your high school, please contact your high school counselor or the College Pathways office.

Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways courses will always transfer and apply to GT Pathways requirements at public colleges and universities in Colorado.  Learn more about GT courses, transfer degrees and guided pathways here.  For more detailed information on CCD courses, including course descriptions, prerequisites and course numbering , please see the course catalog.

CRJ 110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

ENG 121 – English Composition I

ENG 122 – English Composition II

HIS 101 – Western Civilization: Antiquity – 1650

HIS 121 - U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 

LIT 115 – Introduction to Literature I

LIT 205 – Ethnic Literature   

MAT 120 – Math for Liberal Arts 

MAT 121 – College Algebra 

MAT 122 - College Trigonometry

MAT 166 - Pre-Calculus GT-MA1

MAT 201 - Calculus I GT-MA1

MAT 202 - Calculus II GT-MA1

PSY 101 – General Psychology I

PSY 102 – General Psychology II

SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology I

SPA 211 - Spanish Language III GT-AH4


For more detailed information on CCD courses, including course descriptions, prerequisites and course numbering, please see the course catalog.

AAA 109 – Advanced Academic Achievement

ACC 101 - Fundamentals of Accounting

ACC 132 – Tax Prep Colorado

ACC 133 – Tax Prep Colorado Practicum

AEC 100 - Introduction to Design Theory

AEC 104 – Architectural Drawing Theory

ART 121 – Drawing I

BTE 120 – Introduction to Business Practices

BUS 115 – Introduction to Business

BUS 217 - Business Communication and Report Writing

CAD 224 – Revit Architecture

CAD 225 – AutoCAD Architecture

CCR 092 – College Composition & Reading

CHI 111 - Chinese Language I

CHI 112 - Chinese Language II  

CIS 118 – Introduction to PC Applications

CIS 136 – Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Word

COM 115 – Public Speaking 

CRJ 125 - Policing Systems

CRJ 127 - Crime Scene Investigation

CRJ 135 - Judicial Function

HPR 101 – Customer Service in Healthcare

HPR 102 – CPR for Professionals

HPR 178 – Medical Terminology

HWE 100 - Human Nutrition

HWE 124 - Fitness and Wellness

HWE 143 - Applied Nutrition to Whole Food Cooking

MAT 092 - Quantitative Literacy Lab

MAT 093 - Algebra Lab

MGD 101 – Introduction to Computer Graphics

NUA 101 – Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

NUA 170 – Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

SPA 112 - Spanish Language II

THE 116 – Technical Theatre

THE 131 – Theater Production

*The CCD courses list above have been taught (at one time) through Concurrent Enrollment. Please check with the CCD College Pathways office or with your high school to see what is currently available.

The high schools listed below are in the CCD service area and may offer CCD courses at their campuses and/or send students to CCD campus locations.

Please check with the CCD College Pathways office or your high school counselor to for the most up-to-date information.

Abraham Lincoln High School

Abraham Lincoln Respect Academy

Adams City High School

Branson School Online

Bruce Randolph High School

Catalyst High School

CEC Early College

Compassion Road Academy

Cherry Creek District High Schools

Colorado High School Charter

Colorado Early College Parker

Contemporary Learning Academy

Denver Center for International Studies

DCIS Montbello


Denver School of the Arts

Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design

East High School

El Paso District 49 high schools

Emily Griffith High School

Englewood District high schools

Escuela Tlatelolco

EXCEL Academy

Florence Crittenton High School

GOAL Academy

George Washington High School

High-Tech Early College

Insight School of Colorado

Jefferson Academy High School

John F. Kennedy High School

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy

La Academia

Lester Arnold High School

Lotus School for Excellence

Manual High School

Monte Vista Online Academy

Mountain Vista High School

North High School

North Engagement Center

PREP Academy

PUSH Academy

Rocky Mountain Digital Academy

South High School

Southwest Early College

Summit Academy

Thomas Jefferson High School

Two Roads Charter High School

West Career Academy

West Early College

West Leadership Academy