About the Colorado Community College System

The State's Largest System

The Colorado Community College System comprises the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 163,000 students annually.

 

Our Mission

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Our system encompasses the collegiate sites on this map. We provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and we foster an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.

Our Strategic Plan & Fact Sheets

Our vision is that Colorado community colleges are unsurpassed at providing quality educational opportunities for all who aspire to enrich their lives. In order to achieve this vision, we are focusing our efforts in three key areas: Student Access, Student Success and Operational Excellence. Our fact sheets give an overview of CCCS as a whole and the characteristics of each of our 13 institutions.

Our Campus

The Colorado Community College System office is located in the northeast quadrant of what was formerly Lowry Air Force Base, now known as Lowry Campus, about six miles southeast of downtown Denver. In 1993 the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), which governs CCCS, was deeded 153 acres and 1 million square feet of building space at Lowry, and CCCS moved its headquarters and IT offices there in 2002. Some academic programs are also offered at Lowry Campus, including:

  • CCA Solar Energy Program
  • Police Academy
  • Film & Video
  • Computer and Science Programs
  • CCA and CCD Health Sciences Programs
  • CCD Dental Clinic, which serves more than 600 patients annually

Plans for campus development include creation of large green space in the middle of campus and ongoing renovation of additional buildings for academic and administrative uses.

Lowry Campus Map

Lowry Campus Map. Building names and addresses are below

Lowry Campus Map (click to enlarge)

View the Lowry Campus map as PDF

Colorado Community College System buildings

Building Address
Lowry Conference Center 1061 Akron Way
CCCS Information Technologies / UNC 1059 Alton Way
CCCS Administration 9101 E. Lowry Blvd.
Colorado Community Colleges Online 9026 E. Severn Pl.
Lowry Facilities & Security 700 Boston St.

Community College of Aurora buildings

Building Address
CCA Center for Simulation 9235 E. 10th Dr.
CCA Gym 1081 Beeler Way
CCA North Quad 9202 E. Severn Pl.
CCA West Quad & Student Services 710 Alton Way
CCA Colorado Film School 9075 E. Lowry Blvd.

Community College of Denver buildings

Building Address
CCD Dental Hygiene 1062 Akron Way
CCD Health Ed. & Life Sciences 1070 Alton Way

Other buildings

Building Address
New America School 9125 E. 7th Pl.
Pool 775 Akron Way
UNC 1059 Alton Way

Lowry Campus Directions & Accommodations

Accommodations Hotels near the Lowry Conference Center:Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek
4150 East Kentucky Avenue
Glendale, CO
303-692-1800
3.4 mi SWHoliday Inn Select Denver-Cherry Creek
455 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO
888-388-6129
3.2 mi SWHoliday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec Street
Denver, CO
303-321-3500
2.6 mi NDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel Denver
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO
303-321-3333
3.5 mi N
Conveyance The Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the area, depending on traffic. There are numerous ground transportation options available at Denver International Airport. The Ground Transportation Information Counter is located in the central area on Level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal. Counter hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.Taxis pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 507 through 511 (Terminal East) and Doors 506 through 510 (Terminal West).
Directions The following are sample routes for driving to the CCCS Lowry Conference Center:From the North and West:
Take I-70 east to Quebec.
Take Quebec south to Lowry Blvd. (6th Ave.), turn left.
Go east on Lowry Blvd., through two traffic circles, then at the third traffic circle at Yosemite St.
Go three fourths of the way around and go north on Yosemite St. Take the first right at Severn Place.
Go 1 block and turn left to continue onto Severn Place.
Take a quick left to Akron Way going north.
Drive passed E. 10th Dr. and then turn left into Building 697 parking lot.From the South and East:
Take I-225 north to 6th Avenue.
Take 6th Avenue (which becomes Lowry Blvd. after Dayton) west.
Pass the Colorado Community College System office at Alton Way.
At the traffic circle, go right (north) on Yosemite.
Take the first right at Severn Place.
Go 1 block and turn left to continue onto Severn Place.
Take a quick left to Akron Way going north.
Drive passed E. 10th Dr. and then turn left into Building 697 parking lot.From the Southwest:
Turn left (north) on Quebec.
Turn right (east) on Lowry Blvd.
Go east on Lowry Blvd., through two traffic circles, then at the third traffic circle at Yosemite St.
Go three fourths of the way around and go north on Yosemite St. Take the first right at Severn Place.
Go 1 block and turn left to continue onto Severn Place.
Take a quick left to Akron Way going north.
Drive passed to E. 10th Dr. and then turn left into Building 697 parking lot.From West Central Denver:
Take 6th Avenue east, through Quebec into the Lowry Campus.
Turn right (south) on Uinta Way.
Turn right (east) at the traffic circle on Lowry Blvd.
At the next traffic circle on Yosemite, go three fourths of the way around and go north on Yosemite St.
Take the first right at Severn Place.
Go 1 block and turn left to continue onto Severn Place.
Take a quick left to Akron Way going north.
Drive passed E. 10th Dr. and then turn left into Building

Public meeting space is available at the Lowry Conference Center and CCCS Headquarters – President’s Conference Room and New Foundations Room. To find out more, visit the Lowry Conference Center.

Dr. Nancy McCallin, President

President
Dr. Nancy McCallin