CCCS Revolutionizing College Textbooks & Tackling Costs

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is a champion in delivering high quality post-secondary education and training that is affordable and accessible. One way the System and...

Community College of Denver president announces plans for retirement

Dr. Everette Freeman, who has served as president of the Community College of Denver (CCD) since 2013, announced today his intentions to retire on December 31,...

In-State Community College Tuition Available to Military Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Families Under Colorado New Law

Tuition rate change takes effect Jan. 1 2021 Attending college in Colorado will become more affordable for many military servicemembers, veterans and their families under a...
Man and his children are reunited with military mom

Colorado PERA-Sponsored Event Honors Community College System Employees

The second annual Commitment Excellence Awards ceremony celebrated 54 employees from across the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) for their contributions to the overall success of...
Laura Morsch-Babu, Colorado PERA director of communications

CCCS Receives National Recognition for Leading in OER and Zero-Cost Textbooks Creation

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announced that the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) received its 2020 “EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award”...
Textbooks and online textbooks

U.S. Senator Bennet Visits CNCC

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and three Congressional staff members visited Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus and local airport on February 13 to learn more...
U.S. Senator Bennet visits CNCC

Bill proposes in-state tuition at Colo. community colleges for servicemembers, veterans and their families, regardless of residency

Servicemembers and veterans, as well as their spouses and children, would qualify for in-state tuition at the Colorado Community College System’s 13 colleges and 40 campus...

ACC’s Hybrid Health Care Apprenticeship Answers Industry’s Workforce Demand

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is once again teaming up with Centura Health to innovate apprenticeship pathways that lead students to entry-level health care occupations and opportunities...
Centura ACC Apprentice Graduates

Arborist Apprenticeship Available at Front Range Community College

Arborist Apprenticeship to Combat Tree Care Workforce Shortage The Arborist Apprenticeship was developed in coordination with the Colorado Tree Care Sector Partnership.  Denver is a critical...
front range community college arborist apprenticeship

Red Rocks Community College Announces Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program

First government-recognized cybersecurity apprenticeship program in Colorado Red Rocks Community College, in collaboration with Northrop Grumman, recently registered a cybersecurity apprenticeship with the United States Department...
Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship

CCCS Students and Faculty Honored at Colorado Apprenticeship Awards

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis officially declared November as Colorado Apprenticeship Month. On Tuesday, November 5th at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion, the Business Experiential-Learning (BEL) Commission...
CCCS Excellence Awards Winner

Transforming Student Success through Guided Pathway Models

With clear end goals in sight, navigating college is getting easier for Colorado students College provides limitless opportunities for students to succeed in a number of...

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Awards

On Monday, October 28th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Colorado Community College System Office, along with the Community College of Denver, Pikes Peak Community College, and...
NCMPR Awards

CCCS Student Spotlight: Nereida Arroyo-Ramirez

High school student surges ahead with Concurrent Enrollment Nereida Arroyo-Ramirez is more than halfway to her bachelor’s degree and another step closer to her dream job...
Student Spotlight Nereida Arroyo-Ramirez

SBCCOE Supports Proposition CC

The State Board for Community Colleges & Occupational Education (SBCCOE) yesterday unanimously passed a resolution in support of Proposition CC, “Allow State to Retain Excess Revenue...

Colorado Community College System Research on Open Educational Resource Development Recognized with Best Paper Win

Wide Open Voices: Experiences of OER Course Developers was acknowledged by the University of West Georgia’s Distance Learning Administration As the cost of higher education rises,...
Brittany Dudek and Tina Parscal

CCCS to Expand Health Care Apprenticeships

$12 million grant to result in new programs and opportunities Colorado’s health care and wellness industry continues to boom, offering more employment opportunities each year. From...
Three nurses in blue uniforms

Otero Junior College Tackles Rural Teacher Shortage with CU Denver

In rural areas of Colorado, like Otero County, finding qualified teachers has been a struggle over the last several years. A 2017 report by the Colorado...
Otero Junior College and CU Denver Campuses

Open Educational Resources Initiative Gains Momentum in Colorado

There was a rallying cry at Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Colorado OER Conference on Friday, May 31, 2019, that every college in the state heard....
CCCS hosts Colorado’s inaugural OER Conference at the Lowry Conference Center in 2018. Pictured here are Governor Polis, Representative Neguse, Dr. Paccione, Chancellor Garcia, and the OER Council

Colorado Community College System Remains Dedicated to Affordability

Tuition and scholarship dollars announced following 2019 Legislative Session The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) will continue its efforts to keep higher education affordable after the...
Colorado Capitol building dome