Emily Griffith Technical College Accreditations


Council on Occupational Education (COE)

Emily Griffith Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality assurance services to postsecondary workforce education providers across the nation. Organized as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education. Services offered include institutional accreditation (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education), program quality reviews of states and workforce education providers, and informational services. For more information, please visit council.org.

Accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education provides assurances to faculty and staff, and our external business and industry partners, of rigorous instructional practice, access to high quality classrooms, shops, and labs, and a commitment to strong completion and placement rates. Accreditation is at the program level for Gainful Employment programs. Avocational progams/courses are neither accredited by the Council nor qualify students to receive Title IV financial aid (such as stand-alone ESL programs).  Our partnership with the Council on Occupational Education enables us to maintain the highest standards of instruction and processes to best serve our students and our industry partners who hire our students. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Practical nursing program at Denver Public Schools is located in Denver, Colorado and is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.

Additional Accreditations as Specified:

  • Apprenticeship and Related Instruction – Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology – Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Automotive Technician – Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Barber/Styling, Cosmetology – Colorado State Board of Barbers/Cosmetologists
  • Nurse Assisting – State Board of Nursing
  • Practical Nursing – State Board of Nursing