Denver Trade Schools

Lincoln Tech

For over 55 years, Lincoln Tech’s Denver, Colorado campus has been a cornerstone of technical education. Formerly Denver Auto-Diesel College, it’s now a flagship facility attracting students nationwide. Offering auto, diesel, collision repair programs, and more, it’s a hub for in-demand technical skills.

In Automotive Service Technology, students delve into rebuilding engines, diagnosing onboard computers, and mastering transmission repairs. Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology follows I-CAR standards, preparing students for a booming job market with over 3500 projected positions in Colorado by 2030. Diesel and Truck Technology equips students to diagnose and repair heavy-duty engines. At the same time, Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology boasts a 27% job growth in Colorado, teaching wiring, electrical controls, and even programming fire alarm systems.

HVAC programs prepare students for a 30% growth in technician demand, emphasizing hands-on training with industry-standard tools. Welding & Metal Fabrication, with a 17% job growth forecast, offers comprehensive training in various welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding. Specialized partnerships with MOPAR, Tesla START, Johnson Controls, and Hussman further enhance students’ skills and employability, ensuring they are well-prepared for success in their chosen fields. With a focus on practical skills and industry partnerships, Lincoln Tech’s Denver campus continues to shape the future of technical education.

  • 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 eight and twelve-week courses that take place in a working dental facility. Upon completion, students will be able to perform dental X-Rays and, in some cases, obtain certification in skills like CPR. The institution also provides an online course for those seeking a job in a dental front office.

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

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University, with its heart in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, extends its academic reach to Denver, Colorado, through a modern regional campus in Centennial. As a private research university founded in 1964, NSU has grown into a research powerhouse, offering an academic home in the Denver area that’s both innovative and community-focused. Students looking for quality education in Health care, Education, Business Development, and other fields can find over 150 programs at NSU. However, the Denver, CO, campus only offers an Anesthesia (M.S.) Program.

With a 14,500-square-foot facility filled with multimedia classrooms and a computer lab, providing a conducive learning environment, NSU’s Denver, CO Campus equips students for today’s careers. The university opens doors for more than 7,000 graduates every year, joining the ranks of over 200,000 global alumni. NSU stands out as a private, non-profit educational beacon with a unique reputation endorsed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The university is also recognized for its commitment to the community, earning Carnegie recognition for community engagement. With tuition costs averaging $56,870 before aid for the 2021-22 year, students are investing in a reputable education that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. NSU’s Denver campus promises quality education in the heart of Colorado.

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

Pima Medical Institute

The institute’s Denver, CO campus has operated since 1988 and resides in a six-story building north of the heart of Denver. Pima Medical Institute’s Denver campus primarily features dental and veterinary medicine programs, radiography, and medical assisting. This campus offers 7 certificate programs, 5 Associate’s degree programs, and the Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Course. Pima Medical Institute’s Denver campus has received national accreditation and regional approval from the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

  • 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

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

Based in Fort Collins the U.S. Career Institute provides career training and certificate programs in a wide variety of fields such as healthcare, business, skilled trades, law and wellness.  Many of the courses offered allow you to study from home at your own pace.  The school is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

  • 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

Colorado Technical University

Established in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) stands out as a private institution renowned for its comprehensive offerings in vocational training. Specializing in business, management, and technology fields, CTU provides flexible online programs tailored to meet students’ needs, granting them unprecedented flexibility compared to traditional classroom settings. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, CTU ensures quality education across its diverse range of programs, including engineering, business, and nursing, accredited by ABET, ACBSP, and CCNE respectively. Notably, CTU has consistently ranked among the top online bachelor’s programs for nearly a decade and is recognized for its exemplary Master’s degree programs in Criminal Justice and Computer Information Technology. Moreover, its online MBA program holds a prestigious Tier One ranking by CEO Magazine. With a strong emphasis on career planning services and professional networking opportunities, CTU is committed to fostering student success and remains a highly awarded institution dedicated to advancing students’ professional endeavors.

  • 3151 S Vaughn Way Aurora, CO 80014
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing

Concorde Career College

Concorde Career College is a for-profit institution offering career-focused education in the healthcare fields. Founded in 1966, Concorde is renowned for its hands-on training programs and preparing students for success in their chosen professions. They provide a variety of diploma and associate degree programs in fields such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology. Concorde often offers flexible schedules, including evening classes, to accommodate students with busy schedules. Students at Concorde Career College may graduate from their programs in as little as 8 months. Additionally, they typically provide career services to assist students with job placement and career advancement. Concorde Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring quality education and training.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dental, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary Services