Colorado State Approving Agency for Veterans Education & Training was established by the State Legislature on August 5, 1952 and is a Division of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), which is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE).
The mission of the Colorado Office of Veterans Education & Training is to approve education and training programs for veterans and their eligible dependents throughout the state of Colorado.
The responsibilities assigned to the Colorado Office of Veterans Education & Training are:
- Inspecting and approving courses of education and training programs for Veterans, and their eligible dependents, throughout the State of Colorado, under the provisions of Chapters 36, Title 38, and Title 106, United States Code.
- Determining those courses which may be approved for the enrollment of Veterans and eligible persons, that meet VA Regulations for approval.
- Ascertaining whether a school, at all times, complies with the established standards relating to the programs or courses, which have been approved.
- Obtaining information necessary for the Dept. of Veteran Affairs to approve programs of education or training offered by any agency in the State of Colorado.
There are approximately 300 approved programs in educational institutions, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training sites, which offer educational and training programs to Colorado service personnel, veterans and their dependents.