Programs

Accounting 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.
Anthropology 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.
Applied Technology 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.
Architectural Technologies 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.
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.
Biology 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.
BNSF Certification Program For BNSF employees only, CCD has partnered with BNSF railroad to offer the AWS railroad certification program at our Advanced Manufacturing Center.
BootUp Camps Cultivating the next generation of business leaders from unexpected sources. We're offering innovative STEM-based accelerator workshops.
Building Crafts Combine the art of design and the craft of building. Prepare for a great career in Denver’s booming construction industry.
Business Administration 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.
Certified Dietary Manager Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) professionals are nationally recognized experts at managing foodservice operations. CCD Offers Two Pathway Options for Certified Dietary Managers!
Chemistry 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.
Communication 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.
Computed Tomography This competency-based program will increase your employment options and earning potential. Designed with the working technologist in mind, we’re offering an online didactic course and flexible internship opportunities.
Computers & Technology 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.
Criminal Justice 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.
Criminal Justice Trainings Certification offers a competitive edge and heightens career advancement opportunities. CCD offers numerous training opportunities to criminal justice professionals.
Degree Completion for Licensed Dental Hygienists 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.
Dental Hygiene Become a Registered Dental Hygienist. Located at the Lowry location, CCD offers one of the most respected dental hygiene programs in the state. It is also one of only three community colleges in Colorado offering an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene.
Dental Hygiene Center for Continuing Education Excellence We are pleased to offer opportunities for continuing education in the fields of dental hygiene and dentistry! All of our course offerings fulfill the Colorado State Board of Dentistry requirements for continuing education.
Digital Design Media The next generation of architectural designers will be challenged to give shape to a sustainable world. Develop a proficiency in a broad spectrum of current and widely used digital design software.
Early Childhood Education Teaching at any level — pre-school through college — is an enriching and satisfying career. As a graduate, earn a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification, or work as teacher assistant in schools or child care centers.
Economics 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.
Elementary Education 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.
Engineering Graphics & Mechanical Design Gain the skills to succeed in the growing design and engineering fields. Learn how to use 2D and 3D parametric software to capture the idea and communicate it. Become skilled in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) to prepare for this in-demand career.
English 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.
English as a Second Language (ESL) This non-degree program will help you develop English writing, grammar, reading, listening and speaking skills so that you can be successful in your academic classes.
Environmental Science Environmental Science investigates the systems in the world around us. Your studies will meet the requirements for entry into conservation, research careers, and agricultural science, or work as a teacher, writer, scientist or researcher.
Fabrication Welding 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.
Food, Nutrition & Wellness 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.
Geography 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.
Geology 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.
Graphic Design This program gives you a foundation in visual design. Learn to analyze, plan and create visual solutions to a variety of communication projects.
History 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.
Human Services 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.
Integrated Nursing Pathway CCD provides outstanding preparation for becoming a registered nurse. This program was designed with the student in mind, as a streamlined pathway for community college students to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Journalism 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.
Machine Technologies 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.
Machining & Welding Training CCD offers non-credit CNC machining, welding, wire EDM, and HEIDENHAIN training at our state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center, located north of downtown Denver. We offer training and professional development for all levels.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Are you a registered technologist certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Medical Sonography, or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board? If so, further your career with a certificate in magnetic resonance imaging.
Mammography Are you a registered Radiologic Technologist who loves the patient care aspect of the profession? Increase your skills and earning potential by adding an additional credential after your name and make yourself more valuable to employers.
Mathematics 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.
Medical Assistant 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.
Music 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.
Nurse Aide In as little as four weeks, you can obtain the necessary training to become a certified nurse aide (CNA) in the state of Colorado. Nurse aides have an enormous and lasting impact on their patients and are an integral member of the healthcare team.
Paralegal 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.
Philosophy Cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including law, politics, government, business, science and education.
Physics 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.
Political Science 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.
Practical Nursing Learn to care for the physical needs of patients while promoting their health, healing and wellness. You'll also develop leadership skills that will prepare you to excel in your career.
Psychology 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.
Radiologic Technology 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.
Sociology 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.
Surgical Technology Are you interested in becoming a valued, integral member of the surgical team? Surgical technologists prepare the instruments and set up the trays that will be utilized by the surgical team and provide quality patient care.
Sustainable Design Develop a proficiency in integrated concepts for energy and resource conservation in architectural design and the methodologies used to implement them. CCD is a cost-effective springboard for transfer into a four-year nonprofessional degree program in architecture.
Theater 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.
Veterinary Technology 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.
Veterinary Technology Assistant 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.
World Languages CCD offers degrees in Spanish and French and also offers courses in American Sign Language and Chinese.