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    Colorado Technical University

    Colorado Technical University strives to help students achieve their personal and professional goals. The school, whose mascot is the golden eagle, focuses on delivering industry-relevant material through its online platform and two campus locations. Colorado Technical University offers a variety of options for students pursuing their associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees. Full-time and part-time students can attend classes on campus or take courses online. Areas of study include business, nursing, project management, and more.

    • 3151 S Vaughn Way Aurora, CO 80014
    • 4435 N Chestnut St Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing

    Concorde Career College

    With several locations throughout the United States, Concorde prepares attendees for jobs in healthcare and dentistry. This institution prides itself on providing an educational experience that is student centered, community based, and achievement driven.

    Career seekers interested in studying a trade in healthcare or dental care can go to Concorde Career College for a diploma or associate degree in an array of fields. The institution offers programs in diagnostics, including cardiovascular and medical sonography. Allied health programs include medical assisting and office administration.

    Several programs also focus on patient care, such as massage therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, surgical technology, and coursework for physical therapy assistants. Concorde helps interested students prepare for high-level dental care, as well, with programs and training for dental assistants and hygienists.

    • 111 N Havana St Aurora, CO 80010
    • Healthcare and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

    Cortiva Institute
    With over 30 locations in 13 states, Cortiva Institute serves many people looking for careers in massage therapy or skin care. Students can complete accelerated programs in less than a year. All tracks are nationally accredited. During schooling, attendees are able to grow as professionals to prepare for their futures.

    • 14107 East Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012
    • 8991 Harlan St., Suite B Westminster, CO 80031
    • Cosmetology and Barbering, Massage Therapy, Wellness

    Empire Beauty Schools
    Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.

    • 16800 E Mississippi Ave. Aurora, CO 80017
    • 8996 W Bowles Ave. Littleton, CO 80123
    • 3811 E 120th Ave. Thornton, CO 80233
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    IntelliTec Colleges
    IntelliTec College aims to improve local communities through career training and certifications in various fields such as healthcare, automotive technology, cosmetology, business, and IT. IntelliTec College typically offers diploma and degree programs designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in their chosen career fields. These programs often emphasize hands-on training and practical skills that are relevant to the industry. They are accredited by the ACCSC and other institutions.

    • 2315 E Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    • 772 Horizon Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506
    • 3673 Parker Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81008
    • 713 E Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, CO 81007
    • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Dental Assisting, Electrical, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Billing and Coding

    Lincoln Tech
    Now with over 20 locations across the United States, Lincoln Tech opened its first New Jersey campus in 1946. Specializing in hands-on technical career training, degree programs include automotive, health sciences, culinary arts, cosmetology, and other skilled trades. Educators work hard to give learners the practical skills needed to succeed in new vocations.

    • 11194 E. 45th Ave. Denver, CO 80239
    • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation

    National School of Dental Assisting
    The National School of Dental Assisting offers hands-on clinical programs and online training for dental assisting. E-Learning courses are self-paced with guidance from an experienced instructor. The school has eight physical locations across Colorado, Nevada, and Washington, some of which are in major cities such as Denver and Reno.

    • 3303 W. 144th Ave. Suite 100 (Broomfield) Denver, CO 80023
    • Dental Assisting

    Nova Southeastern University

    Fort Lauderdale-based Nova Southeastern University offers distance and on-campus learning programs. The school, whose mascot is the shark, has eleven campuses located in Florida and Puerto Rico. The university's core values include academic excellence, integrity, and innovation. To fulfill that mission, this private, non-profit college offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in fields like business, medicine, law, and education. Diversity and community are also central to the school's mission.

    • Denver, CO
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts

    Paul Mitchell Schools
    There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.

    • 118 W Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • 405 S Teller Street Lakewood, CO 80226
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Pima Medical Institute
    Pima Medical Institute, an employee-owned and accredited private career college, has been dedicated to medical education since 1972. Pima specializes in preparing students for the healthcare sector, encompassing medical, dental, and veterinary professions. Academic offerings range from certificate programs to associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

    • 13750 E. Mississippi Ave Aurora Aurora, CO 80012
    • 5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard, Suite 150 Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    • 7475 Dakin Street Denver Denver, CO 80221
    • Dental, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary Services

    Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
    Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers courses in Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Electronics, Nondestructive Testing, HVAC, and Piloting.

    • 10851 West 120th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80021
    • Aviation Management

    St. Moritz Massage Academy

    Located in the Denver area, St Moritz offers a 20 week massage therapy training program with a focus on Swedish Massage. Payment plans are available. Support with finding a job.

    • 6830 S. Yosemite Ct. Suite 101, Denver, CO 80112
    • Massage Therapy

    U.S. Career Institute
    The U.S. Career Institute has been providing students with a quality education for more than 35 years. The school prides itself on its career-focused approach and self-paced courses. Those enrolled can graduate with a certificate or associate degree from one of USCI's dozens of programs. Based in Colorado, U.S. Career Institute offers a variety of distance learning programs.

    • 2001 Lowe Street, (Fort Collins) Denver, CO 80525
    • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Social Services, Sports Management, Sterile Processing Technician, Wellness


    Career Outlook in Colorado

    Trade schools in Colorado help prepare students for rewarding careers in a number of different industries. With employment on the rise throughout the state and an average annual salary of $66,700, the area provides many opportunities for success.

    The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment projects a high demand for cybersecurity analysts as more companies and individuals rely on computers to do business and complete daily tasks. Respiratory therapy jobs are also expected to increase by over 30% as more people seek medical help for breathing problems.

    Industry Growth in Colorado

    With an aging population and the healthcare industry in Colorado continuing to expand, nursing career opportunities should be plentiful. Doctors may also employ more physician assistants to help them meet their patients’ needs. Other industries, such as information technology, will also need qualified software developers to make user-friendly programs and applications.