At CCD, students have the opportunity to become the person they aspire to be—to reach and strive to improve their lives and make their dreams a reality.
Community College of Denver's educational programs are designed to enrich the social, civic, and economic fabric of our community, nation, and world. Through innovation, open exploration of ideas, and preparation of a well-trained workforce, CCD enriches our democracy and supports a vibrant local economy. Programs and strategies that promote access—as well as academic and personal success for underserved students—are the foundation of CCD operations.
We offer several programs for those looking to careers in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry, including Machine Technologies, Fabrication Welding, and Engineering Graphics Technologies. CCD is dedicated to expanding access, particularly for underserved first-generation and minority students. Nearly 50 percent of CCD students are first-generation and over 60 percent qualify for financial aid. Hispanic students make up a quarter of CCD's population, providing the college with federal recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
CCD has become is a leading point of entry to higher education for Denver and surrounding areas. With a mission to provide "education and opportunity in a diverse world," CCD provides access and opportunity for non-traditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships that are improving high school graduation rates.
CCD is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, which is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.