Best Community Colleges in Colorado

Colorado offers a number of excellent community colleges. The Aurora Community College is comprised of two campuses. The Centre Technology Campus is in a picturesque neighborhood on the East side in Central Aurora. It is considered one of the smaller campuses with an excellent teacher to student ratio. Aurora Community College is home to several general study programs such as English, Anthropology, History, Teacher Education, Mathematics, Sociology and Philosphy. It also has one of the best Arts and Theatre Programs available in the state. The campus is located at 16000 East Centre Tech Parkway in Aurora, CO. They can be reached at 303-360-4700. 

The Lawry Campus used to be home to an air force academy. It offers state of the art programs such as the Colorado Film School and Disaster Management Institute. It is the cutting edge programs that support forty-five percent of the Colorado college community. This is the prime location for lab sciences and a nursing pathway program as well as school of arts and media. They are located at 710 Alton Way in Denver, CO. West Quad Building. They can be reached at 303-840-7093.

Colorado Northwestern Community College is a unique college located in a great part of Colorado. Rangley campus is situated on a rocky bluff above the town of Rangley right along the White River. The college is close to the Utah border. It is home to five athletic teams and offers a seasonal park ranger academy associates degree program. Also offered are associate degree programs in dental hygiene, horsemanship, aviation and many more.

In 2010, the Natural Resources Program was expanded to include a new Park Ranger Degree Program. A Rodeo Team is being formed and should preview in 2011. The college is energy efficient and offers programs in massage therapy, automotive training and nursing. It is just forty-five minutes to get to the slopes at Steamboat Springs. They are located at 500 Kennedy Drive in Rangley, CO. They can be reached at 1-800-562-1105. The Craig Campus is located at 50 College Drive in Craig, CO. They can be reached by calling the same telephone number.

Red Rock Community College  is situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, CO. They offer over 150 programs and 650 courses for two year degrees and professional certificates. They have two additional sister campuses located in Arvada and Lakewood. They average about 14,000 students each year. The average class size is 20 students. They also offer a child care center, fitness center and computer lab. The tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado. The Lakewood campus is located at 13300 West 6th Avenue in Lakewood, CO, They can be reached by calling 303-914-6600.  The Arvada campus is located at 5420 Miller Street in Arvada, CO. They can be reached at 303-914-6010.

Pikes Peak Community College first opened its doors in 1968 as El Paso Community College. This year it is celebrating its 40th anniversary. This is a 2 year college offering a number of associate degree programs and career certificates. There are over 125 programs. The college offers a child care center on both of its campuses. A fitness and gym center is provided at the Centennial campus. They are located at 5675 South Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO. You can reach them by calling 1-800-456-6747.

Front Range Community Collge offers many associate degree and certification programs. They are also home to the clean energy technology program. It offers associate degrees for those interest in entering the clean energy industry. They are located at 3645 West 112th Avenue in Westminster, CO. They can be reached at 303-404-5000.

Pueblo Community College has been providing quality education for the last 75 years. The college offers excellent training for great employment opportunities and classes that are transferable to a 4 year college program. They offer over 50 certificate and associate degree programs. The college is the leader in health care education in the state of Colorado. In 2009 they added a massage therapy certificate program as well as a fire science and energy maintenance program. They are located at 900 West Orman Avenue in Pueblo, CO. You can reach them by calling 719-549-3200.