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4 FOUNDED IN 1965 Arapahoe Community College was the first community college in the Denver metro area. ACC joined the Community College of Colorado System in 1970 and today serves students on its 51-acre Littleton Campus, as well as at the Parker and Castle Rock campuses. PRESIDENT: Diana Doyle, Ph.D. Prior to coming to ACC, Doyle was Community College of Denver’s Executive VP of Learning and Student Affairs. Be- fore that, she served as Western Nebraska Community College’s VP of Educational and Student Services. Doyle received her Ph.D. in Public Administration-Higher Education from CU-Denver. At CCD, Doyle led Learning/Instruction, Student Services, Online Learning, Pre-Collegiate Programs, Grants, Business and Industry Training and the Confucius Institute. SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS: While all colleges offer a variety of programs to meet the students’ needs, colleges also develop signature programs. A few of ACC’s signature programs are automotive technology, mortuary science, nursing, paralegal, emergency medical technician and interior design. In addition, ACC has the largest law enforcement academy in the state. ACC’s many ser- vices include a Student Success Center with peer mentoring and tutoring, a Career Resource Center, a Career and Transfer Center and an award-winning Childcare Center. CAMPUSES: LITTLETON CAMPUS PARKER CAMPUS CASTLE ROCK CAMPUS 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr. 15653 Brookstone Dr. 4700 Castleton Way Littleton, CO 80160-9002 Parker, CO 80134 Castle Rock, CO 80109 303.797.4222 303.734.4822 303.660.3160 FINAL FALL 2012 COUNTABLE HEADCOUNT: 9,802 Part-time – 75.0% Minority – 16.9% Female – 59.9% FALL 2012 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 101 - 22.2% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 353 - 77.8% Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Arapahoe Community College Include: • Rewind Technology • State of Colorado Division of Human Services • State of Colorado Department of Revenue • State of Colorado Department of Social Services • Winn Marion Companies • Zenplanner COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOURCEBOOK

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Arapahoe Community College was the first community college in the Denver metro area. ACC joined the Community College of Colorado System in 1970 and today serves students on its 51-acre Littleton Campus, as well as at the Parker and Castle Rock campuses.

PRESIDENT: Diana Doyle, Ph.D.Prior to coming to ACC, Doyle was Community College of Denver’s Executive VP of Learning and Student Affairs. Be-fore that, she served as Western Nebraska Community College’s VP of Educational and Student Services. Doyle received her Ph.D. in Public Administration-Higher Education from CU-Denver. At CCD, Doyle led Learning/Instruction, Student Services, Online Learning, Pre-Collegiate Programs, Grants, Business and Industry Training and the Confucius Institute.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:While all colleges offer a variety of programs to meet the students’ needs, colleges also develop signature programs. A few of ACC’s signature programs are automotive technology, mortuary science, nursing, paralegal, emergency medical technician and interior design. In addition, ACC has the largest law enforcement academy in the state. ACC’s many ser-vices include a Student Success Center with peer mentoring and tutoring, a Career Resource Center, a Career and Transfer Center and an award-winning Childcare Center.

CAMPUSES: LITTLETON CAMPUS PARKER CAMPUS CASTLE ROCK CAMPUS5900 S. Santa Fe Dr. 15653 Brookstone Dr. 4700 Castleton Way Littleton, CO 80160-9002 Parker, CO 80134 Castle Rock, CO 80109303.797.4222 303.734.4822

FINAL FALL 2012 COUNTABLE HEADCOUNT: 9,802Part-time – 75.0% Minority – 16.9% Female – 59.9%

FALL 2012 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 101 - 22.2% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 353 - 77.8%

Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Arapahoe Community College Include:

• Rewind Technology• State of Colorado Division of Human Services • State of Colorado Department of Revenue • State of Colorado Department of Social Services • Winn Marion Companies• Zenplanner


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FOUNDED IN 1983 The Community College of Aurora offers degrees and certificates that equip students with relevant learning that goes beyond the book. Students graduate ready to move to the next step in their lives whether transferring to a four-year institu-tion or beginning a new career. Located in Aurora, the third largest city in Colorado, CCA serves more than 600,000 residents in a service area that spans portions of three counties (Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver). CCA’s student population reflects the rich diversity of the community and contributes to the economic stability of the surrounding area. For more information visit:

PRESIDENT: Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven.Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven came to CCA in August 2011 to serve as their Vice President of Student Affairs. In this capacity, she oversaw the college’s student service departments, which includes admissions, financial aid, and student life. Prior to com-ing to CCA, Oudenhoven served as Vice President of Student Development at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. She has also served as Dean of Counseling and Retention, Director of Counseling, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Student Services Manager, and Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing at institutions in the east and midwest. Oudenhoven holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Loyola University Chicago. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:CCA is small enough to get to know students, and big enough to offer numerous courses of study to meet educational goals. CCA signature programs include:• Nationally recognized Emergency Medical Service program• American Bar Association approved Paralegal program • Colorado Film School, ranks 25 best film school in the world• Career-ready Art & Design, Business and Computer Science programs • Prominent Science programs leading to degree programs at the University of Colorado Health Science Center on the Anschutz Campus

”EQUITY” STUDY IMPORTANT TO CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPSCCA has embarked on a new project to discover impediments that may be adversely impacting its African-American population as part of a two-year project designed to transform the college into an “equity-minded” institution.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION CCA offers a unique Translation and Interpretation Certificate. Graduates of the program can enter the workforce as inter-preters and/or translators in the fields of medicine, law, and education, among others.

COLORADO FILM SCHOOLCCA’s Community Colorado Film School (CFS), which is listed as one of the “25 Best Film Schools in the World” by The Hollywood Reporter, offers students real world experience in film video. The CFS students have the unique opportunity to gain experience using the industry’s most advanced cameras early in their programs.


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CENTER FOR SIMULATIONCCA’s Disaster Management Institute (DMI) features a fully functional Emergency Operations Center to train CCA students and working professionals to manage simulated disasters of all types and sizes. The Institute serves as a model for interagency collaboration and workforce training and is key to CCA’s Emergency Medical Provider and Public Service programs. The DMI was the main site for the Colorado first responder terrorist exercise Operation Mountain Guardian. The facility employs some of the most advanced technology available offering realistic environments to train first responders, on-scene command-ers, and incident command teams. INTEGRATED NURSING PATHWAYS CCA and the University of Colorado College of Nursing offer a unique, integrated pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Students will also earn an Associate of General Studies from Community College of Aurora within the program. OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME Preparing the next generation of scientists and engineers Sixteen CCA students participated in the BalloonSat science experiment sponsored by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. CCA students in our Experimental Design class followed the steps of a real NASA mission with the same stepladder approach of planning, testing, and designing.

Model UN teach students to debate global issues CCA held a Model United Nations to give students a real-life global experience. CCA’s two-day exercise was meant to engage the broad international population at the college via an interdisciplinary, game-based learning approach. Students representing 47 governments and six nongovernmental agencies debated issues encompassing “Human Rights and Human Dignity.”

CAMPUSES:CENTRETECH CAMPUS LOWRY CAMPUS16000 E. CentreTech Pkwy. 710 Alton Way, West QuadAurora, CO 80011 Denver, CO 80230 303,360.4700 303,340.7093

More information about these campuses is available at:

FY 2013 ANNUAL HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 12,780 - Student to Faculty Ratio is 22:1Part-time – 81% Minority – 59% Female – 57% Male – 43%

FY 2013 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 48 - 12% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 345 - 88%

Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Community College of Aurora Include:• Univ of Colo School of Medicine • Aurora’s Chamber & Econ Dev Council • U.S. Army • Aurora Police & Fire Departments • Laerdal • Buckley Air Force Base• City of Aurora • Metropolitan State University of Denver • Univ of Colo College of Nursing • Department of Homeland Security • Piton Foundation • Lowry Redevelopment Authority• Medical Center of Aurora • Rural/Metro Ambulance • Regis University • Rural/Metro Ambulance • Wagner Equipment • Philips Medical• Raytheon • Aurora/Denver/Ch.Creek Public Schools • U.S. Federal Air Marshall Service • Pinnacol Assurance • Staples


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER: An Affordable Vibrant Education in a Diverse Urban EnvironmentLocated in the heart of downtown Denver, each year thousands of students walk through our doors looking for a bet¬ter way of life through a college education. As an open-door institution of higher education, CCD is a leading point of entry for students seeking academic transfer, career and technical education, workforce training, or remedial education. Re-gardless of background, students take advantage of the opportunity and tools to grow academically and individually in a stimulating learning environment.

CCD, the most diverse postsecondary institution in Colorado, has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2000; of our nearly 12,000 (Fall 12) students 51% self identity as minority and 26% are Hispanic. From a global perspec-tive, our international student population represents more than 70 nations from around the world.

To meet growing student demands, classes are offered during the day, evenings, weekends and online. Whether the goal is to earn hours toward transfer to a four-year college or university or earn a certificate or an associate degree, starting at CCD provides students an opportunity to realize their educational and personal goals.

PRESIDENT: Dr. Everette FreemanPrior to serving as President of CCD, Dr. Everette Freeman served as president of Albany State University in Albany, Georgia where he not only guided the construction of eight new facilities but became known for instituting innovation in the areas of career and technical education, developmental education and concurrent enrollment for high school students. Dr. Freeman also facilitated the university’s preparation of civic-minded graduates and forged several new transfer agree-ments and partnerships with local and national corporations. An eminent scholar and strategist, Dr. Freeman is a leader in higher education who is well known for his commitment to equity. He earned his doctorate of education in Educational Foundations at Rutgers University, a master of arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois and a bachelor of arts in Sociology and Economics from Antioch College.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:Dental Hygiene Program A part of Health Sciences, the popular Dental Hygiene program trains students to become the “prevention specialist” of the dental team.

Developmental EducationOur newly redesigned Developmental Education program utilizes techniques that give students the support they need to successfully complete remedial education and prepares them for college level work.

GED Online A test site for GED testing online, CCD is now able to offer GED testing on campus, a great convenience to the students.

STEM In support of the STEM student, CCD has an articulation agreement with Colorado School of Mines and is developing a mentorship program with members of the Denver business community.

Radiation Therapy CCD offers the only radiation therapy program in Colorado and was the first in the nation to offer Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT).


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Urban Male Initiative An initiative to reduce the non-completion rate among male students, CCD developed Urban Male Initiative, a system of support addressing the unique challenges faced by this student group.

Veterinary Technology A new group of para-professionals in veterinary medicine, CCD trains veterinary technicians to play a major and respon¬sible role in a veterinary practice.

Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) Regional Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) is an innovative workforce partnership led by Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD), the Community College of Denver (CCD), Denver Transit Partners, and the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver. This collaborative partnership leverages existing training providers to train and place community members into careers in transportation and transit construction.

CCD works to create new programs to meet the demands of the 21st century; our award-winning graphic design program is consistently highly ranked in the Denver-metro area and we have added programs in the areas of criminal justice/public safety, journalism and mammography technology.

CAMPUSES:CCD AT AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER CENTER FOR HEALTH SCIENCES AT LOWRY1111 West Colfax Avenue 1070 Alton Way, Bldg. 849P.O. Box 173363, Campus Box 250 Denver, CO 80230Denver, CO 80217-3363 303.365.8300303.556.2600

FALL 2012 STUDENT FACTS: A CULTURE OF DIVERSITY FOR OUR ENROLLMENT OF 11,901Asian 4% Black 17% Hispanic 26% White 34% American Indian/Alaska Native 1% International 5%

THE CCD STUDENTFull Time 23% Part-time = 77% Female = 57% Male = 43% Minority = 51%

CCD’S CLASS OF 20131,000 degrees and certificates were awarded (tentative).

AY 2012-13 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 124 - 31% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 393 - 69%

Past/Current Workforce Development Training Partners Have Included:City & County of Denver Denver Health and Hospital AuthorityPinon Management RTDAllonhill, LLC Bandit-IDEXExempla Healthcare Pinnacol AssuranceRose Medical Center SMA America, LLCVectra Bank DaVitaJE Dunn Construction Company TeamLinxUpsher-Smith Laboratories Sealy

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COLORADO NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE has a campus in Rangely and a campus in Craig.In addition, the college offers courses in Meeker, Hayden and Oak Creek. Founded in 1962, CNCC joined theColorado Community College System in 1999.

PRESIDENT: Russell GeorgeGeorge served as speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000 where here represented Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties from 1993 to 2000. From 2007-2010. he served as executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. George was executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources from 2004 to 2007 He was Instrumental in helping to preserve and grow CNCC by sponsoring legislation in 1998 to bring the college into CCCS. George has a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and recently served on the governor appointed Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:While all colleges offer a variety of programs to meet the students’ needs, colleges also develop signature programs. CNCC signature programs include nationally-recognized aviation flight training and dental hygiene. They also include nursing, massage therapy, equine studies and management, National Park Service Academy and others.

CAMPUSESRANGELY CAMPUS CRAIG CAMPUS500 Kennedy Drivc 2801 W. 9th StreetRangely. CO 81648 Craig, CO 81625970.675.2261 970.824.11001.800.562.1105

MEEKER CENTER SOUTH ROUTT CENTER345 6th St. 227 Dodge St. Meeker, CO 81641 Oak Creek, CO 80467970.878.5227 970.736.2323

FALL 2013 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 1,095Part-time = 55 % Full-time = 45% Minority = 17% Female = 61%

FALL 2013 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 39 - 42.4% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 53 - 57.6%

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Companies/Organizations that Colorado Northwestern Community Collegeprovides workforce development training for or has affiliation with include:Shell Exploration & ProductionEnCanaColowyo Coal Company LPTwcnrymile CoalTrapper Mining IncTri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.Chevron Energy SolutionsMesa Air CroupUnited AirlinesSpectrum Jet CenterNational Park Service (NPS)Federal Aviation Administration (FAA

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FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, the largest community college in Colorado, has one focus: studentsuccess. In a 2007 survey for a FRCC branding initiative, 92 percent of FRCC students said they would recommendus to others. FRCC enrolls more than 31,000 students annually at four sites and online for career/technicalprograms and guaranteed-transfer degrees. About 5,000 people working in northern Colorado are trained everyyear through the Institute for Community and Professional Development. Thousands of others take advantage ofcontinuing education classes.

PRESIDENT: Andrew DorseyWhen Andy Dorsey became FRCC’s seventh president on July 1, 2009, it was another step in his 16-year journeyof service to the college and its communities. Most recently vice president of the Westminster Campus/NorthMetro Area and college-wide chief academic officer, Dorsey has built a solid foundation for his duties aspresident. Dorsey joined FRCC in 1993 as an instructor, teaching psychology and economics. He earned aBachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in economics and a Master of Business Administration from HarvardUniversity in Cambridge, Mass. He also earned a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Lesley Collegein Denver.

POINTS OF PRIDE:• We focus on student success.• FRCC is the lead college in a Colorado consortium that was awarded a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department

of Labor to develop a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers. FRCC’s portion of the grant – about $10 million – will be used for three projects: (1) to develop a Machining and Advanced Manufacturing Program in a soon-to-be leased facility in Longmont; (2) for some system wide projects, including improving our credit for prior learning process; and (3) grant administration . According to the grant, the program will be called CHAMP – Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program.

• A total of 1,466 associate degrees and 1,722 certificates were awarded in AY 2012-13.• In the past three years, two students have been awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate

Transfer Scholarships, worth as much as $30,000 per year, to complete a bachelor’s degree.• The Boulder County Campus has garnered an international reputation for medallion artistry. These medallions are

like sculptures you can hold in your hand. Lead art faculty Camille Rendal and her students have had medallions accepted for exhibition in the world Art Medal Congress for several years running, the most recent in Glasgow, Scotland.

• A total of 1,589 FRCC students successfully transferred to a Colorado four-year school in 2011, the latest reporting year. FRCC accounted for 25.7 percent of all CCCS transfers to four-year institutions.

• The pass rate for 2012 on the NCLEX Registered Nurse exam was 98.63 percent (Larimer Campus), and 97.59 percent (Westminster Campus).

• The first graduating class in Clean Energy Technology produced 21 degrees and 14 certificates. The program was developed in collaboration with 15 northern Colorado industries.

• Counseling from the Small Business Development Centers resulted in 44 new businesses, 211 new jobs, 169 retained jobs, $10.3 million in local investment, and $5.3 million in increased sales, and $3.7 million in increased contracts.

• Gateway to College, the dropout retrieval program at the Westminster Campus, also focuses on student success: The program has graduated 129 students.

• Half of Academic Year 2011 graduates are pursuing further education, a graduate survey finds.• A total of 365 high school students from the Poudre and Thompson school districts completed year-long career/

technical programs at the Larimer Campus, with nearly all percent taking advantage of concurrent enrollment.

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• More than a dozen career/technical programs have earned accreditations from their respective nationally accrediting bodies. Among recent accreditations: Health Information Technology and Early Childhood Education.

• Westminster Campus students approved a bond fee for parking lot safety improvements, including a new stop light and pedestrian walkways and additional close-in parking, and improvements to the Student Center. Larimer Campus students approved a bond fee to contribute to funding $24 million in projects, including a new Technology Building and expansions and renovations to other buildings.

CAMPUSESWESTMINSTER BOULDER COUNTY (LONGMONT)3645 W. 112th Ave. 2190 Miller Drive Westminster, CO 80501 Longmont, CO 80501 303.404.5000 303.678.3722

BRIGHTON CENTER LARIMER (FORT COLLINS)1850 E. Egbert St. 4616 S. ShieldsWestminster, CO 80601 Fort Collins, CO 80526303.404.5099 970.226.2500

SPRING 2013 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 20,687Part-time = 70% Minority = 21% Female = 57%


Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Front Range Community College Include:Alpine Lumber Company Broomfield Economic Development CorporationColorado Association of Commerce and Industry Choice City WebWorksColorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Composite Technology Development Inc.Hartwig In-SituInovonics Inc. LanxLevel 3 Communications Madwire Media, LLCNite Ize Inc. Northern Colorado Economic Development CorporationOncore Manufacturing Oskar BluesPivotal Labs RK MechanicalSprings Fabrication Tharp Cabinet Corp.Vergent Products Walker Mowers

Statistical information for this fact sheet from the FRCC Office of Institutional Research

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FOUNDED IN 1937Founded in 1937, LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE occupies a 110-acre campus in southeastern Colorado. Students choose LCC for various reasons, including workforce training, one of LCC’s signature programs, or preparation for a bachelor’s degree. While LCC is host to basketball (men’s and women’s), men’s golf and club soccer, women’s softball and volleyball, as well as co-ed rodeo, its nationally-recognized baseball team sends numerous players to professional baseball, and its academic programs attract students from around the world.

PRESIDENT: John MarrinJohn Marrin earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Regis University. Prior to being named as LCC’s presi-dent, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Timberline Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. In 1977 he began a long tenure at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska when he initially joined the institution as a Marketing/Management instructor. While at Western Nebraska, he also served as the college’s Assistant Dean of Student Services, Center Director, and Dean of Business and Individual Training.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:While all colleges offer a variety of programs to meet student needs, they also develop signature programs that demonstrate faculty’s passion and commitment to excellence. LCC’s Nursing Program received national accreditation in April 2012; it has also exceeded national NCLEX-RN pass rates for the past four years with the class of 2013 having a 100% pass rate. LCC’s signature equine program, Horse Training & Management, has once again expanded to offer Barrel Horse Training in addition to Equine Business Management.

CAMPUS2401 South Main StreetLamar, Colorado

FALL 2012 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 916Part-time = 46.1% Minority = 30.5% Female = 52.0%




• Frontier Bank• Walsh Healthcare Center• Lamar Civic Federal Credit Union• Area School Districts• Prowers Medical Center

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FOUNDED IN 1970Established in 1970, MORGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE serves a rural populations covering an 11,500 square mile geographic area in Eastern Colorado. Fort Morgan is the location of the main campus and administrative services. MCC centers in Bennett, Burlington, Limon and Wray supports MCC’s presence in surrounding communities and high schools in the service area. To better serve the dispersed population in rural settings, MCC offers extensive distance learning op-tions in addition to traditional classroom offerings.

PRESIDENT: Kerry Hart, DMEKerry Hart, DME, has served as president of the college since August 2008. Dr. Hart’s strong educational leadership and community involvement speak well for the positive growth and development of the college and its presence with stake-holders. His extensive musical training and interest in the arts have broadened opportunities at the college and strength-ened connections with the community. He holds a doctor of music education and higher education administration, a master’s of music conducting and music literature from the University of Northern Colorado. Before coming to MCC, Dr. Hart taught at the public school, community college, and four-year college levels. He also had administrative experience as department head and division chair, dean, and vice president, and campus dean/chief executive officer.

ENRICHING LIVES AND EMPOWERING EXCELLENCE:As the decade began, MCC was named one of America’s Top 50 Community Colleges by the Washington Monthly. The following are examples of how MCC has continued this excellence since then:

• For the third consecutive year, MCC was named one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” This honor was given to only 24 two-year colleges in the country. In addition, MCC was named an “Honor Roll” college (one of only four in its size category) for achieving high scores in ten out of eleven workplace satisfaction categories.

• Concurrent enrollment student Nadeen Ibrahim was selected as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Community Col-lege Academic Team. Only 20 students from more than 1,800 nominees nationwide were selected for this prestigious honor. As the top scorer in Colorado, Nadeen was also named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. Ibrahim traveled to the American Association of Community Colleges’ convention in San Francisco in April 2013 to receive her awards. She was also featured in USA TODAY, AACC’s Community College Times, the Community College Journal and the Phi Theta Kappa’s website. Nadeen will be continuing her education to become a physician.

• Former MCC concurrent enrollment student Stacey Melissa Lyne of Brush graduated from Harvard University with honors in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences with a specialization in mechanical engineering and material science.

• Cynthia Hanevik, a former MCC student from Burlington, was awarded the Chemistry Community College Transfer Schol-arship from the University of Northern Colorado, which provides up to $10,000 per year toward a chemistry degree.

• Shirley Penn, who has served as MCC’s Coordinator of Workplace Education for twenty years, received the 2013 Award of Excellence for Colorado because of her exemplary work in the field of adult education. This award was presented at the eight-state regional conference of the Mountain and Plains Adult Education Association held at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

• In May 2013 the El Pomar Foundation awarded MCC a $50,000 grant to implement the college’s second class featuring a Business Plan competition for local business entrepreneurs.

• MCC once gain partnered with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide free tax preparation assistance for low-to moderate-income families through the Tax Help Colorado program, helping participants claim almost a million dollars in refunds. Eight MCC students trained in tax return preparation served 531 community members, a 33% increase over last year.


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• In December 2012, MCC was selected by the Colorado Community College System to receive a $63,000 Immersive and Game-Based Learning Challenge grant for a “Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Simulator.” This came on the heels of receiving a grant for a “Sim Spray Paint Gun Simulator.” These cutting-edge simulators are enhancing instruction in the automotive technology and collision repair programs.

• MCC Collision Repair student Cecil Pomeroy placed first place in Post-secondary Collision Repair at the April 2013 state Skills USA competition in Denver and Natalie Gray finished first in Related Technical Math. Both went on to compete at the national conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where Cecil placed tenth in the nation.

• Twenty-eight MCC students competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) leadership conference in March 2013, with nineteen qualifying for nationals in Nashville.

• Six students attended the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference at Johnson and Wales University in Denver. All six placed at State and competed in the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA in June 2013. For the second year in a row, the MCC team won the March of Dimes “Penney War,” surpassing the other teams in raising money for the charity.

• The MCC Bookstore received an award in March 2013 from Campus Hub (a bookstore website company) for the most increased sales for a small store.

• The MCC Jazz Ensemble was invited to play for the second time at the Colorado state capitol as part of Arts Advocacy Day in April 2013.

CAMPUSES MCC MAIN CAMPUS920 Barlow RoadFort Morgan, CO

LIMON CENTER WRAY CENTER940 2nd Street 32415 Highway 34Limon, CO 80828 Wray, CO 80758719.775.8873 970.332.5755

FALL 2012 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 1,875Part-time = 87% Minority = 17%Female = 66% 25 years and younger: 59% 26 years and older: 41%


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS• Area Service Clubs (Lions, Optimist, Rotary) • Area Municipalities• Brush Economic Restructuring Committee • Centennial and East Central Superintendent’s Councils• Area Chamber of Commerces • Colorado Plains Medical Center• Arts for Colorado (state-wide arts advocacy) • Community FORT • East Morgan County Library • Eastern Colorado Regional Workforce • Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center • Brush Economic Restructuring Committee • Fort Morgan Historic Preservation Board • Morgan County Economic Development Corporation• Morgan County Workforce Education Consortium • Northeast Colorado Economic Development Advisory• Progressive 15 Education Committee Committee • Small Business Development Centers • RE-3 Business Advisory Board • United Way • See more examples/specifics at


BENNETT CENTER BURLINGTON CENTER280 Colfax Avenue 340 S. 14th StreetBennett, CO 80102 Burlington CO 80807303.644.4034 719.346.9300

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NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE was founded in 1941 and joined the Colorado state system in 1997.As the largest residential two-year campus in Colorado, it takes pride in providing students with an entirecollegiate “experience,” not only buildings and books. NJC boasts having an impressive event center that ishome to the college’s nationally-recognized sports programs, including women’s volleyball and men’s and women’sbasketball. NJC is a comprehensive community college offering a full array of undergraduate transfer programsand numerous career/technical options.

PRESIDENT: Jay LeePrior to serving as President of NJC, Jay Lee served as Vice President for Instruction at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing a $20 million budget, overseeing all instructional activi-ties, and was the accreditation liaison for the college. Prior to this position, he was Dean of Career and Technical Educa-tion at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. While in Idaho he served on the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Lee has also served in the United State Air Force. He received his Juris Doctor at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and his bachelor of arts in Criminal Justice at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:Two of NJC’s signature programs are Agriculture and Wind Technology. The agriculture program has been a mainstay for a very long time, earning the respect of regional land-grant universities including Colorado State University. Students who transfer, leave NJC with a solid foundation and generally perform in the top 25% of their classes at their new school. Among our agriculture offerings are several applied science and certificate programs in agribusiness, production agricul-ture and equine management. The Wind Technology program is a direct response to the growth of the wind industry in this area. It prepares students to work as operation and maintenance technicians on the large wind turbines. The program also offers certificates in Industrial Maintenance and Motors and Controls since many of the skills and competencies are transferable to other ground based industries. The program has many students from other states and has been featured in several wind industry trade magazines.

CAMPUS100 College Avenue:Sterling, CO 80751Telephone:

FALL 2013 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 1,931Part-time = 49.9% Minority = 23.6% Female = 50%


Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Trainingfrom Northeastern Junior College Includes:Sterling Regional MedCenterSterling Fire DepartmentLogan County Social ServicesNextEra Energy

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OTERO JUNIOR COLLEGE, founded in 1941, joined the system in 1967. OJC has a residential campus in La Junta and attracts students from the service area of Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties, as well as throughout Colorado. Its strong academic and career and technical programs have established OJC as a focal point in southern Colorado. In addition to attracting students from the immediate service area, OJC maintains a large student population of intercollegiate athletes, representing ten National Junior College Athletic Association sports. The college also continues to build on a successful student-centered international program. This past year, students attending OJC came from: Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Japan. Brazil, South Korea, Armenia, Mexico, and South Africa.

PRESIDENT: James Rizzuto, M.A.Mr. Rizzuto received his master’s degree from the Thunderbird Graduate School for Global Management. Prior to coming to OJC in 2001, he served as executive director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and served 16 years in the Colorado State Senate representing southern Colorado. He was a member of the Joint Budget Committee from 1986 to 1998.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:Otero Junior College offers two educational tracks for students. The first is a rigorous academic track that leads to an as-sociate of arts or associate of science degree with guarantee transfer to a four-year college or university in Colorado. This track is utilized by students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree. The Career and Technical Educa-tion (CTE) track offers many programs that will have the student on the job with a specific skill set within one to two years of study. The college’s signature CTE programs include its nationally accredited nursing program and automotive technol-ogies program. Two years ago we launched an Ag-Science program, funded by a Department of Education STEM Grant. This program offers students the opportunity to study three emphasis areas in Agriculture Soil and Crop Science, Agri-Business and Animal Science. Through articulation agreements developed with Colorado State University–Fort Collins, New Mexico State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and West Texas A&M students are able to seamlessly transfer into those respective institutions’ Agriculture Science programs.

CAMPUS1802 Colorado AveLa Junta, CO

FALL 2012 FINAL HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 1,456Part-time = 54% Minority = 37% Female = 59%


Otero Junior College’s Governmental, Business, Education and Industry PartnersService Area Medical Facilities Service Area Law Enforcement AgenciesService Area Manufacturing Companies Service Area County and City GovernmentsService Area Chamber of Commerce’s Service Area Economic Development AgenciesService Area K-12 School Districts Southeast Colorado Workforce CenterNumerous Career and Technical Education Advisory Child Development Services, Head Start, Committees comprised of business and professional Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start people currently working in those fields

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PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE has four full-service campuses serving El Paso, Teller and Elbert Counties. PPCC offers more than 175 associate degrees and certifications in career and technical fields. These can be earned at any of the campuses, two military educations centers or online. PPCC’s website is at

PRESIDENT: Lance Bolton, Ph.D.Prior to serving as President of PPCC, Dr. Bolton was President of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., for nearly five years. Dr. Bolton received his Ph.D. in food science and technology from the University of Georgia in 1997. Prior to his presidency at Northeastern Junior College, Dr. Bolton was Global Director for Research and Development forDuPont Qualicon and was also the North American sales manager for the company.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS• Allied Health • Concurrent Engineering Program • Culinary Arts

• Fire Science Technology

• Nursing

• Water Quality Management

• Zoo Keeping Technology

CAMPUSESCENTENNIAL DOWNTOWN STUDIO CAMPUS FALCON CAMPUS5675 South Academy Blvd. 100 West Pikes Peak Avenue 11990 Swingline RoadColorado Springs, CO 80906 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Falcon, CO 80831719.502.2000 719.527.6000 719.502.2000

RAMPART RANGE MILITARY BASE LOCATIONS:11195 Highway 83 Fort Carson Education CenterColorado Springs, CO 80921 Peterson Air Force Base Education Center719.538.5000

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FALL 2013 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 14,328Part-time = 60% Minority = 30% Female = 57% Military = 24%



RETENTION RATE: 55 percent

OUR IMPACT:• Serve more than 22,000 students • Total employees: 1,137 (190 full-time faculty, 574 part-time faculty and 373 staff)• Contribute $324 million to the local economy

Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Pikes Peak Community College Include:Atmel CorporationBal Seal Engineering, Inc.CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.Connect for Health ColoradoEntegrisFord Motor CreditHigh Performance Engineering, Inc.Janska, Inc.Mountain States Pipe and Supply, Inc.Photo StencilWestern Forge

OUR FUTURE:Expansion of Downtown Studio Campus This 5-year expansion plan will include a 4,800 square foot Black Box Theater for community use as well as student per-formances and instruction. In addition, a recent purchase of adjoining land will accommodate a 3,400 square feet student commons area for tutoring, studying and instruction. The Downtown location currently has 5,000 students, a 30 percent increase since 2007. The campus specializes in visual and performing arts courses along with general education and night and weekend classes.

Military & Veterans Center of ExcellenceThis new center opened in February 2014. It enhances PPCC’s capacity to continue to provide academic advising, paper-work processing and referral services to the roughly 4,000 military and veteran students we serve each semester. The addi-tional space has allowed for a peer tutoring program, an expanded computer lab, study area, lounge and dedicated meeting space. Additional student support resources will be put into place within the next year. Extended LearningExtended Learning at PPCC, established in 2013, will serve the ever-changing needs of El Paso, Teller and Elbert Coun-ties by partnering with local businesses to create customized trainings and career development programs and by providing personal enrichment classes to the community.

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PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Since 1933, Pueblo Community College (PCC) has provided the education and training that gives students the skills they need to qualify for good jobs or to continue their education. As a comprehen-sive two-year public college with four campus sites, PCC serves more than 9,600 credit and non-credit students annually though its academic, community education and workforce training programs. PCC’s main campus is in south-central Pueblo, but it serves eight counties in four different locations. Its Fremont Campus is located in Canon City, and it has Southwest Colorado Community College branches in Durango and Cortez/Mancos.

Through the Gorsich Advanced Technology Center, PCC is a leader in addressing education and training in various technology-related fields. Its health career program offerings top all state community colleges. In the 2012-2013 academic year, PCC led all Colorado institutions in total number of concurrent enrollment credit hours (11,574) provided to more than 1,200 high school students. In November 2013, PCC, a “Military Friendly Institution,” opened a Downtown Studio aimed at providing convenient services to veterans as well as displaced and under-employed community members.

PRESIDENT: Patty Erjavec, MNMPueblo native Patty Erjavec became president of PCC on June 1, 2010 after serving as president and CEO of El Pueblo … an Adolescent Treatment Community. She served on the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education from 2001 to 2010 and was its chair for two years. She also served several months as the Interim President of the Colorado Community College System. Erjavec is PCC’s first woman president.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:PCC offers more than 70 academic degrees, certificates and mini-certificates, including 18 Health Professions programs. Among PCC’s Health Professions offerings are Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs, both of which have clinics that provide discounted or free services to the public. PCC is the only college in Colorado that has a nationally accredited Medical Coding program, and in 2013 it began offering a Medical Assistant program and formed a transfer agreement with Fort Lewis College. Another partnership with the Center for American Values enables students and community members to take history and leadership classes at the CAV’s downtown Riverwalk headquarters.

During the past year, PCC also developed an i-Grad Program that combines remedial classes to reduce the time it takes new students to become “college ready.” To give dropouts a second chance, the college operates two partnership programs that enable students to earn their high school diplomas and college credits simultaneously – Gateway to College and the Alterna-tive High School Diploma Program, which combined to graduate more than 150 students in the past year. PCC also operates a fleet of 7 mobile learning labs that provide training to a wide variety of companies in both Southeast and Southwest Colorado.

CAMPUSES SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION900 West Orman Ave. EAST CAMPUSPueblo, CO 81004 701 Camino del Rio719.549.3200 Durango, CO 970.247.2929

FREMONT CAMPUS WEST CAMPUS51320 W. Highway 50 33057 Hwy 160Cañon City, CO 81212 Mancos, CO 81328719.296.6100 970.565.7496

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FALL 2012 ENROLLMENT HEADCOUNT: 6,139Part-time = 58 % Minority = 39% Female = 60%

FY 2012/13 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 110 – 24.8% ADJUNCT FACULTY: 334 – 75.2%

PCC’s Economic & Workforce Development Partners Include:• Agalite Bath Enclosures • Anglo Ashanti Gold • Ashland Chemical • Atlas-Pacific Engineering Co. • Bal Seal • B&B Cabinets • DeBourgh • DRS Technologies • Entegris • Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel • GCC Rio Grande • General Aluminium Forgings • Goodrich Corporation • Haddonstone • Harley-Davidson • Hewitt-Robins • Holcim Cement • Hospital Cooperative Laundry • JM Eagle • Kurt Manufacturing Company • Layton Trucking • Los Alamos National Laboratory • Magnum Manufacturing • Minco Manufacturing • Pikes Peak Plastics • Portec Flowmaster Division • Pueblo Board of Water Works • Prescott’s Manufacturings • Schalge Lock • Scotts Fertlizer • Springs Fabrication • St. Gobain • Stone Age • Sturman Industries • Summit Brick & Tile • Target Distribution • The Trane Co. • The Boeing Co. • Trinity Packaging • Vestas • VForge • Western Forge • Woodward Governor • Xcel Energy • Youth Offenders System

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RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE serves the residents of Clear Creek, .Jefferson, Gilpin and Park counties on its campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Its unique offering include Emergency Management, Physician Assistant, Teacher Preparation and a nationally recognized OSHA Training Program.

PRESIDENT: Michele Haney. Ph.D.Dr. Haney received her doctorate in counseling from the University of Wyoming in 1979. Prior to coming to RRCC, she was the president of Morgan Community College from 2003 to 2007 and before that, she held positions as the chief executive officer of the Boulder campus for Front Range Community College and the chief executive officer and chief academic officer for the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College.

PROGRAMS FOR EMERGING MARKETS:• Water Quality Management• Home Health Aide• Cyber Security • Machining

CAMPUSES13300 West Sixth Avenue 5420 Miller StreetLakewood, CO 80228 Arvada, COTelephone: 303-914-6600 Telephone: 303-914-6010www.rrec.cdu

FALL 2012 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 9,031Part-time = 68% Minority = 18.7% Female = 50%

FY 2013 FULL-TIME FACULTY: 94 (18%) ADJUNCT FACULTY: 418 (82%)

Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Trainingfrom Red Rocks Community College Include:Shell Oil Marathon Oil National Renewable Energy Laboratory Xcel Energy Suncor Energy Lockheed Martin FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Hill AFBCargill City and County of DenverWSMR (White Sands Missile Range) VornadoCAF (Construction Advancement Foundation) RTDNorth Dakota Safety Council Montana State University

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TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE was established in 1925 and joined the Colorado Community College Sys-tem in 1968. It is the oldest public two-year college in Colorado. The college has two campuses located in beautiful south-ern Colorado. The original campus is located in Trinidad, and the Valley Campus, is located in Alamosa. In addition to serving eight rural counties, (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Rio Grande and Sagua- che), in a service area that covers approximately 14% of the land mass in Colorado, students from all around the state and nation are also attracted by the quality, diversity, choice and affordability of the college. Trinidad State offers programs in arts and sciences, and career and technical education, as well as small class sizes and individualized attention. TSJC competes in eight sports in the National Junior College Athletic Association: Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Softball, Men’s Baseball, Golf and Men’s and Women’s Soccer.

PRESIDENT: Dr. Carmen Simone Prior to serving as President of TSJC, Dr. Carmen Simone served as provost and vice-president for Academic Affairs at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. While serving in this capacity, the college adopted a centralized advising model focused on student success. Prior to this position, she was vice president of Academic Affairs at Casper College in Wyoming where she managed a $30 million budget. While there, her leadership was vital to the college successfully achieving a ten-year reaccredita-tion and completing three major building projects. Before serving as VP, she taught chemistry at the college for 11 years, was chair of the Faculty Senate and was chair of the Physical Science Division. Further, during this time, she served as president of the National Council for Instructional Administrators. Dr. Simone holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

SIGNATURE/UNIQUE PROGRAMS:While all colleges offer a variety of programs to meet the students’ needs, colleges also develop signature programs. TSJC has earned an excellent reputation for its science, technology, math and nursing programs. In collaboration with industry partners, TSJC has developed two Line Technician Programs to provide training for workers in this in-demand field. TSJC also offers a one-of-a-kind Aquaculture program and a nationally recognized Gunsmithing program.

CAMPUSES600 Prospect Street 1011 Main StreetTrinidad, CO 81082 Alamosa, CO 81101719.846.5541 719.589.7026

FALL 2013 HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT: 1,788Part-time = 877 (49%) Minority = 759 (42%) Female = 981 (55%)


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Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Trainingfrom Trinidad State Junior College include:Pioneer Natural ResourcesXTO EnergyMt. San Rafael HospitalSouth Central Council of Governments (SCCOG)BNSF RailwayTrinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of CommerceRocky Mountain Performance 4-H Las Animas County Cooperative ExtensionAdvocates Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)Colorado Pipeline AssociationBonfils Blood CenterTrinidad Lake RanchesTrinidad Correctional FacilityFirst National Bank in TrinidadPikes Peak Workforce CenterColorado Springs UtilitiesCity of Fort CollinsMountain States Line Constructors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (MSLCAT)Black Hills Corporation