Technical, Trade and Vocational Schools
A sample guide to Metro Denver training schools
The Art Institute of Colorado1200 Lincoln St. Denver, 80203 800-275-2420 www.aic.artinstitutes.edu
The Art Institute offers innovative programs to prepare its approximately 2,300 students for employment in creative fields, such as design for advertising, graphics, industrial, interior and the Web. Other students concentrate on creative applications in photography, animation, multimedia, Web site development, video and culinary arts. Located near downtown Denver, the institute is in session year-round and, depending on the program, students can graduate in 18 to 48 months with either an associate of applied science or a bachelor of arts degree. New online courses also are available.
Aspen University501 S. Cherry, Suite 350 Denver, 80246 303-333-4224 www.aspen.edu
Aspen University, formerly known as the International School of Information Managers, was an early pioneer in online education. In 1987, it was the first university to offer an accredited, 100 percent online master of business administration degree. Aspen University offers graduate degree programs in business, technology and education; a bachelor completion program in business administration; and certificate programs in information technology and project management.
College for Financial Planning6161 S. Syracuse Way Greenwood Village, 80111 800-237-9990 www.cffp.edu
The oldest and most widely respected provider of financial planning education in the United States, the College for Financial Planning offers several industry education and certification programs. In 1972, the College of Financial Planning created the country’s first financial planning education program—the CFP® Certification Professional Education Program. Today, it is the college’s most popular program.
Concorde Career Institute111 Havana St. Aurora, 80010 303-861-1151 www.concorde.edu
Concorde offers short, affordable and hands-on training programs for dental assistants, insurance coding and billing specialists, medical assistants, radiologic technology, surgical technologists and practical nursing.
Cook Street Culinary School of Fine Cooking1937 Market St. Denver, 80202 303-308-9300 www.cookstreet.com
Cook Street School of Fine Cooking is a contemporary culinary center dedicated to professional and recreational culinary and wine education. Cook Street’s Recreational Program offers wine and food enthusiasts at every skill level a chance to expand their knowledge through classes and special events. Every class offered is hands-on with full student participation. The Professional Food and Wine Career Program features intensive, hands-on training committed to regional European culinary tradition and technique. These programs make Cook Street one of the premier culinary schools in the nation. Cook Street also offers its space for private events in which the facility is exclusively yours.
Emily Griffith Opportunity School1250 Welton St. Denver, 80204 720-423-4700 www.egos-school.com
Emily Griffith founded Denver’s Opportunity School in 1916. It is the oldest adult vocational/technical school in the United States and enrolls between 11,000 and 15,000 students each year. Individualized hands-on instruction prepares students for jobs as accountants, welders and approximately 37 other careers or trades. Up-to-date accredited courses are offered in an affordable, professional and friendly environment.
Everest College9065 Grant St. Thornton, 80229 303-457-2757
14280 E. Jewell Ave., Suite 100
Aurora, 80012 303-745-6244 www.everest-college.com
Everest College, formerly Parks College, is a career-oriented school that offers a variety of occupational programs. The Thornton Campus is the main campus and has a history that dates back to 1895. The Aurora Campus opened in 1989.
The Iliff School of Theology2201 S. University Blvd. Denver, 80210 303-744-1287 www.iliff.edu
Founded in 1892, The Iliff School of Theology is one of the nation’s 13 United Methodist seminaries and serves approximately 350 students each quarter. The school offers both master’s and doctoral degree programs, including the master of divinity, the master of arts in specialized ministry, the master of arts, and the master of theological studies. Iliff also offers, jointly with the University of Denver, a doctor of philosophy program in religious and theological studies. A doctor of ministry program has recently been developed for clergy interested in advanced professional education.
ITT Technical Institute500 E. 84th Ave., Suite B-12 Thornton, 80229 303-288-4488 www.itt-tech.edu
This nationally known technical institute offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in five schools—information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business and criminal justice.
Naropa University2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, 80302 303-444-0202 www.naropa.edu
Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution whose core mission is contemplative education—an approach to learning that integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental studies, psychology, religious studies and creation spirituality. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional development training and classes for the community.
National American University (NAU)1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 100 Denver, 80222 303-758-6700 www.national.edu
NAU offers graduate, bachelor, associate and certificate programs. The Denver campus provides flexible schedules and programs in masters of business administration, accounting, applied management, business administration, computer/information systems careers, information technology, management information systems, health care management, medical assisting and general education studies.
Ohio Center for Broadcasting1310 Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, 80214 303-937-7070 303-233-4484 (Spanish) www.national.edu www.mediosuno.com (Spanish)
Since 1986, the Ohio and Illinois Centers for Broadcasting have taught all aspects of broadcasting through an intensive, hands-on program. The Centers for Broadcasting possess a unique mix of broadcasting leadership and experience, educational excellence and use of cutting-edge technologies. The Lakewood campus is also home to the first Hispanic media-training program, the first and only one in the U.S.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design1600 Pierce St. Lakewood, 80214 303-753-6046 www.rmcad.edu
Founded in 1963, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design offers bachelor of fine arts degree programs in animation/ two-dimensional, animation/three-dimensional, art education, graphic design and interactive media, illustration, interior design, painting and drawing, and sculpture.
University of Phoenix3151 S. Vaughn Way Aurora, 80015 303-694-9093
10004 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, 80124 303-694-9093
10190 Bannock St.
Northglenn, 80221 303-755-9090
8700 Turnpike Drive
Westminster, 80031 303-487-7155 www.phoenix.edu
With more than 100 locations nationwide, the University of Phoenix is the nation’s largest private university that specializes in education for working adults. Metro Denver has five campuses. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus, online, or a combination of both. Degree programs are offered in business, nursing/health care, human services, technology, criminal justice and education. Certificate programs are offered in human resource management and several information technology disciplines.
Webster-University –Denver Graduate Center9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 310 Greenwood Village, 80112 303-708-8305 www.webster.edu/denver
Webster University’s Denver Graduate Center has been in the Denver area since 1976, offering graduate programs to working adults. Webster offers five, nine-week terms per year, and classes meet only once a week. Degree programs include a master of business administration, as well as master of arts degrees in management and leadership, human resources development, and human resources management. The university also offers a master of science in space systems operations management. Webster University is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited university founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1915. Webster is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Westwood College of Technology7350 N. Broadway Denver, 80221 303-426-7000
3150 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, 80227 303-934-2790
10851 W. 120th Ave.
Broomfield, 80021 303-466-1714 www.westwood.edu
Westwood’s two Denver campuses offer associate and bachelor’s programs in business, design and technology. The Denver North Campus also offers programs in industrial and medical fields. The Broomfield Campus offers programs in avionics as well as airframe and power plant maintenance.