History

Program of Study

History Designation

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

About the Program

Study history and apply it to many types of careers. Knowing and understanding the events of the past have aided philosophers, politicians, business men and women as well as researchers, communicators, editors, information managers, and social advocates. Begin a career as a history teacher or museum curator or archivist by starting your education at CCD.

While a CCD student, you can take classes to study Western civilization and antiquity, or learn about Islamic civilization or U.S. history from reconstruction through the Civil War and beyond. Review topics surrounding the state we live in and its history. Dive into the Cold War, or learn about modern China and Latin America. At CCD, you can choose from a large array of historical topics to enrich your perspective and knowledge of the world.

Obtain an Associate of Arts degree with a designation in history to apply and transfer to a four-year college or university.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Knowledge Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead To a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo 
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Enrollment at postsecondary institutions is expected to continue to rise. The majority of employment growth is likely to be in part-time positions.

There are numerous job possibilities with a degree in history. Use the knowledge you gain with your associate in history, plus your bachelor degree, to apply toward a great career in any of the following areas.

  • History Teacher/Professor
  • Museum Curator/Archivist
  • Political Activist/Lobbyist
  • Journalist
  • Historical Author
  • Legal Assistant

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

With a bachelor’s in history education, the median annual salary for a high school teacher is $59,170.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook for history teachers.