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Emily Griffith Technical College is the public, postsecondary and adult education arm of the Denver Public School system and is one of three area technical colleges in the Colorado Community College System. The college was founded in 1916 to offer educational opportunities for all who wish to learn. By providing students equal access to education and real-world opportunities, we strive to remove barriers in the education system.

Emily Griffith offers several areas of study including Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate programs, with a hands-on learning focus, which includes Concurrent Enrollment opportunities for high school students. We also offer Apprenticeships to earn while you learn, English Language Acquisition to improve everyday language skills and prepare for further education or the workforce, GED, and Continuing Education courses.

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

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

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

Main Campus:
1860 Lincoln St. 
Denver, CO 80203
Main Campus Parking:
Parking is limited around Emily Griffith Technical College Main Campus. Paid parking options are available in metered spots on the street and in area parking lots. Nearby lots have rates ranging from $5-$16 MAX. You can use BestParking to find a spot. 
Because of the limited availability of parking, we recommend using public transit if possible.

Branch Campus:
1205 Osage St.
Denver, CO 80204
Branch Campus Parking:
Parking is available onsite for students in programs housed at the Branch Campus. 

Multimedia and Video Production at the Community Media Center:
2101 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
MVP Parking:
Parking is available onsite for students in the Multimedia and Video Production program. 

The safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty is of utmost importance at Emily Griffith Technical College. Read Emily Griffith’s safety and security plans and policies.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. 

Access the full FERPA Privacy Act from the U.S. Department of Education website:  FERPA Privacy Act.

The Course Catalog contains Emily Griffith’s academic policies and procedures.

Additional forms may be accessed here.

Emily Griffith Technical College is an open-admission institution; this allows for all who wish to learn to attend. We welcome all people, regardless of age, race or education level, who want to expand their horizons and chart their own course for success.

If you do not have official transcripts, test scores, or a high school diploma that is less than 5 years old, you will need to demonstrate program-specific proficiency in reading and/or math. For more information about program-specific academic requirements visit the Meeting Program Requirements page.

All health programs require the student to complete a background check, drug screening and obtain several vaccinations before they can be placed at a clinical site.  Clinical internships are a requirement for successful completion of their program.  Please review the Program Clinical Checklists located on the individual health program pages for specific requirements.

Each program at Emily Griffith has a different price that is posted on the individual program page. General fees are included in the cost of your program. Many programs even roll the cost of materials and supplies into the total program cost, so what you see is what you pay.

Program fees: Some programs may require additional fees for books and materials that you will need during your program. This information is available on the specific program page on the website.

From the first day Emily Griffith Technical College opened its doors more than 100 years ago, this college was committed to providing a real-world education for real budgets. That’s in our DNA. Please visit our financial aid and scholarships page for details on how to apply.

With the support of financial aid and scholarships, we are proud to say 100% of our students graduate with NO student loan debt! 

How do I pay Emily Griffith?

  1. Request a payment plan or make a payment online.
  2. Mail a check to the Treasurer’s office. Please include your student ID on the memo line.
  3. Pay in person during the Treasurer’s office hours.

Forms of payment include cash, credit card, checks and bank draft.


Please contact the Treasurer’s office for more information.  Student ID’s are also obtained at the Treasurer’s office.

Student Services provides the College community with programs and services, in support of the academic mission, assisting students to achieve their highest career potential. They work closely with faculty, staff, students and the community to create an inclusive educational environment that is conducive to the growth and development of students. Student Services promotes excellence through collaborative services to be responsive, caring and personal. This commitment to students starts before admission, continues throughout college and reaches beyond graduation and career placement.


Preparing our students for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s opportunities.


An opportunity for all who wish to learn.


Emily Griffith Technical College is committed to excellence and diversity. Our quality educational institution accepts individuals as they are and assists them in becoming the best that they can be. Embracing this commitment, the school addresses the rapid pace of technological change and strives to be an innovative leader where change and creativity are celebrated. Emily Griffith strives to develop and maintain the best educational opportunities in the best educational environment possible.


At Emily Griffith, we strive everyday to live our core values and to share with all who wish to learn.

We strive to be an industry and education leader, to maintain an industry focus and perspective, and to promote technology-driven workforce development.

We strive to be leaders in community collaboration, to promote transparency and inclusiveness, and to embrace diversity and integrity.

We strive to utilize communication and teamwork, to always look for process improvement, to maintain program, department and employee accountability, and foster a culture of professional development.

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