CCD Online

Pathway

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees as well as individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. Learn more at CCD.edu/CCDOnline.

Careers in accounting, bookkeeping and payroll are in high demand. Accounting is a field ripe with job opportunities within various industries in corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.
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  • Accounting

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 97% Online
  • Accounting Transfer

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 97% Online
  • Bookkeeping / Payroll

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 88% Online
  • Tax Preparation

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 94% Online
Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere throughout time, emphasizing the importance of culture. Develop your knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience.
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  • Anthropology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Complete a state-approved career and technical education certification at Delta-Montrose Area, Emily Griffith or Pickens technical colleges then apply for CCD’s applied technology program, which prepares you with technical and employment skills.
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  • Applied Technology

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 25% Online
These programs are designed to provide a springboard into a rewarding career, whether it involves transfer into a four-year degree program or direct employment within the design community as an architectural technologist paraprofessional.
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  • Architectural Technologies

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 33% Online
  • Contemporary Building Technology

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Revit

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
Art
Denver is a city rich in arts and culture with many opportunities for visual artists working in any medium. Our classes in studio arts, art appreciation and art history will help you embrace your creativity and focus it towards an art-based career.
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  • Art History Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 80% Online
  • Studio Art Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
Your studies in biology will meet the requirements for entry into health care programs, research careers, and applied or field science. The study of biology will enrich your understanding of the living world and your role within it.
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  • Biology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Get prepared for an entry position in business or a related area. Gain the skills to thrive in Denver's booming economy. By taking accounting, communication, and other business courses, you will be on your way toward furthering your career.
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  • Business Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Management

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 70% Online
  • Marketing

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Real Estate

    Curriculum
    Broker- or Appraiser-Licensed, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 77% Online
  • Customer Service

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Entrepreneurship

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Retail Management

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
Whether your interests lean toward nursing, medicine, pharmacy, environmental science, or renewable energy, the study of chemistry will teach you critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will be the foundation for your career.
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  • Chemistry Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 75% Online
The ability to communicate effectively is valuable in any career and can set you apart in a crowded field of job applicants. In this program, you will learn communication strategies to utilize in personal, professional and public contexts.
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  • Communication Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 85% Online
If you enjoy working with computers, helping customers and friends with technical issues, or building networks, CCD's certificates and degrees in IT or CIS will lead you to work immediately in the industry or transfer to a four-year university.
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  • Computer Information Systems

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 70% Online
  • Computer Technology

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable into CIS Degree
    Offered in the Classroom & 19% Online
  • Cybersecurity

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable into CIS Degree
    Offered in the Classroom & 11% Online
  • Information Technology

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 73% Online
  • Computer Service & Support

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
    Offered in the Classroom & 48% Online
  • Healthcare

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
    Offered in the Classroom & 20% Online
  • Network Security

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable into IT Degree
    Offered in the Classroom & 12% Online
Study within the field of criminal justice, specifically law enforcement, the court system and the correctional system. This program will also advance careers for current professionals.
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  • Criminal Justice Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Criminal Justice

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Homeland Security

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Registered dental hygienists can now continue your education at CCD! Earn a baccalaureate degree and expand your career options with special emphasis in public health dental hygiene and elective courses in education.
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  • Dental Hygiene Degree Completion

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered 100% Online
We’ve embedded strong business and economics-related tools and concepts into this program. Gain the skills to be successful in an entry-level economics-related government or public service job.
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  • Economics Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Our Associate of Arts degree in elementary education is designed for you to transfer to a four-year college, which not only provides you with a solid educational foundation, but it also allows you to save money during your first two years of college.
Becoming an elementary school teacher is a challenging and rewarding career choice.
  • Elementary Education Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Develop critical thinking and writing skills! Composition classes are required for students pursuing transfer coursework and help you complete writing assignments in all of your courses.
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  • English (Literature Emphasis) Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • College Composition & Reading

    Curriculum
    Non-Degree Courses
Train in our state-of-the-art manufacturing center! Welding careers are in demand as they are needed in all sorts of trades — from construction to the energy field.
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  • Fabrication Welder

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 20% Online
  • Basic Welding

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 24% Online
  • Intermediate Welding

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 29% Online
  • Arc Welder

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 14% Online
  • Fabrication Welder Certificate

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
Nutrition is a fascinating and dynamic science with a powerful role to play in promoting and sustaining health and wellness. Explore various approaches to health and wellness through the study of concepts, values and applications in this exciting field.
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  • Nutrition

    Curriculum
    Transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Food, Nutrition & Wellness

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Learn to describe and analyze the physical and cultural landscape. In this program, you will explore the Earth’s surface features and climate, how humans are distributed and the ways in which humans interact with their environment.
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  • Geography Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 87% Online
Geology is the study of the Earth, its rocks and the ways they change over time. You will explore the movement of the earth’s crust, the history of life on earth and past climates.
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  • Geology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
This program gives you a foundation in visual design. Learn to analyze, plan and create visual solutions to a variety of communication projects.
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  • Graphic Design

    Curriculum
    Offered in the Classroom & 45% Online
  • Graphic Design Certificate

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 30% Online
Knowing and understanding the events of the past have aided philosophers, politicians, business people and many more in their careers. At CCD, you can choose from a large array of historical topics to enrich your perspective and knowledge of the world.
US constitution
  • History Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Social and human service professionals are crucial to a community. A high majority of our students successfully complete a degree with CCD and immediately transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
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  • Human Services Transfer Degree

    Curriculum
    Transfer to MSU Denver's B.S. in Human Services, Transfer to CU Denver's B.S. in Human Services
    Offered in the Classroom & 57% Online
  • Human Services Pre-Social Work Degree

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 65% Online
  • Human Services

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 57% Online
Learn to interview, write, report, edit and produce news stories for a variety of media. CCD offers classes that will start you on the path to a career as a journalist and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.
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  • Multi-Media Journalism

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 83% Online
Train in our state-of-the-art manufacturing center! CCD's machine technologies program provides you with classroom learning and hands-on experience with manual lathes, milling machines, and computer numeric control (CNC) machines.
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  • CNC Manufacturing

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 26% Online
  • Basic Machining

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 17% Online
  • CNC Machine Tool Operator

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 17% Online
  • CNC Wire EDM

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Industrial Maintenance Technologies

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 17% Online
  • Intermediate Machining

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 14% Online
  • Five-Axis Milling Machine

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
  • Multi-Axis Lathe

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom
Mathematics is the study of motion, space and quantity, and is the building block for a variety of subjects like finance, engineering and the physical sciences. This two-year program is designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
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  • Mathematics Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Become a medical assistant in only 12 months and join one of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields. You will be trained to perform administrative and clinical duties, becoming a key player in the healthcare team.
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  • Medical Assisting

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
  • Phlebotomy

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Open to Current Medical Assisting Students
Take private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, woodwinds, strings, songwriting and composition; practice in private rooms with pianos in the art building on the Auraria Campus and perform in the King Center recital and concert halls.
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  • Music Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 52% Online
Learn to prepare legal arguments for lawsuits, draft pleadings and motions to be filed with the court, obtain affidavits, and help attorneys during trials. Complete the A.A.S. and start working immediately or transfer to a four-year college or university.
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  • Paralegal Transfer

    Curriculum
    Transfer to CU Denver's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or College of Public Affairs
    Offered in the Classroom & 55% Online
  • Paralegal

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 55% Online
  • General Paralegal

    Curriculum
    Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 55% Online
Cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including law, politics, government, business, science and education.
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  • Philosophy Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Our coursework will prepare you for careers in engineering, teaching, medicine, radiology, and meteorology. Whatever your goal, the study of physics will enrich your understanding of the physical world.
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  • Physics Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Work in a large variety of industries with such duties as conducting public opinion surveys, analyzing election results, and working directly with public officials. After CCD, you can transfer to any four-year public college or university in Colorado.
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  • Political Science Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 95% Online
Develop your knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience. Plus, be a part of the Psi Beta National Honor Society, a vibrant and award-winning student organization.
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  • Psychology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Psychology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
You will learn to perform diagnostic x-ray procedures and become a part of a dynamic healthcare profession. The program may be completed in five or six semesters of coursework, to include classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experience.
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  • Radiologic Technology

    Curriculum
    Internship with Children’s Hospital, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
This program not only prepares you for transfer to a four-year college, but it also develops your knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience.
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  • Sociology Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 95% Online
Gain direct, hands-on experience with production work and coursework in acting, technical theater, script analysis, playwriting, and stand-up comedy. This is a path to various careers in the performing arts, education, liberal arts, and humanities.
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  • Theater Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 60% Online
Veterinary technicians play a major role in veterinary practices, including performing medical and surgical nursing procedures, laboratory testing, anesthesia induction, recovery maintenance, monitoring, and other clinical procedures.
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  • Veterinary Technology

    Curriculum
    Partnerships with 75 Veterinary Hospitals & Facilities, Direct to Work
    Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online
Become skilled in veterinary health and at handling a variety of domestic and exotic species, with the focus on tasks to assist the vet techs and veterinarians. Complete this certificate and start working while you complete the veterinary technology program.
two vet techs in scrubs with a dog
  • Veterinary Technology Assistant

    Curriculum
    Direct to Work, Stackable
    Offered in the Classroom & 19% Online
CCD offers degrees in Spanish and French and also offers courses in American Sign Language and Chinese.
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  • French Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
  • Spanish Designation

    Curriculum
    Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
    Offered in the Classroom & 95% Online