Special Academic Programs

Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC)

The Military Science Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC) Program is offered on the Auraria Campus to all interested students at Community College of Denver. The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer’s commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard, in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military Science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by providing practical leadership and management experience. Enrollment in the Basic Course (freshman and sophomore years) incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.

You may participate in activities with the Buffalo Battalion’s Charlie Company, located on the Auraria Campus, to include the color guard, intramural sports, running club and ranger challenge. Weekly or Saturday leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside of the classroom. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets. Physical training (PT) is conducted three times a week with the purpose of developing muscular strength, endurance and cardio-respiratory endurance.

Applications for a second- and third-year scholarships are open to all community college students, but acceptance of an AROTC scholarship requires enrollment at a four-year, degree-granting university. For more information about scholarships, contact the enrollment/scholarship officer at 303.492.3549.

Since AROTC classes at Auraria Campus are taught at MSU Denver, you must register using the inter-institutional process, which incurs no additional costs. The AROTC classes at CCD use the ARM prefix (MSU Denver uses MILR).

For assistance with the inter-institutional registration process, contact Office of Registration and Records at 303.556.2420.

More information about AROTC is available by contacting the Department of Military Science office at 303.352.7419.

Developmental Education Program

CCD has a comprehensive developmental education program for students who need to upgrade reading, English, math and/or study skills. It includes:

  • an evaluation or assessment of your basic academic skills;
  • an interpretation of assessment test results by skilled faculty and advisors;
  • skill development courses in reading, mathematics, writing and study skills;
  • support with computer-assisted instruction;
  • preparation for GED; and
  • English-as-a-Second-Language instruction and support.

For more information, contact the Testing Center, Academic Advising and Student Success Center, the Center for Math and Science, or the Center for Arts and Humanities.