Campus Information

Auraria Campus

The Auraria Campus is also home to two four-year universities—Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. This unique partnership creates a one-of-a-kind campus experience, allowing CCD students to participate in amazing extracurricular activities and access a university-caliber library, student union, recreation opportunities, and more. The campus also has a very unique history, beginning with a gold strike near the site of the campus in 1858.

CCD's main Auraria Campus is in the heart of the city and within walking distance of downtown, Larimer Square, the 16th Street Mall, LoDo, the Denver Pavilions, Colorado Convention Center, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex. The Auraria Campus is close to Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos; Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies; the Pepsi Center, home of the NHL Colorado Avalanche and the NBA Nuggets; Elitch Gardens; and the Downtown Aquarium.

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) is committed to providing an effective, comprehensive, and supportive environment, which facilitates the missions of the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver.

Satellite Locations

During the summer of 1999, CCD's Center for Health Sciences moved to the Lowry Campus. Former Lowry Air Force Base classrooms were renovated to house the health sciences programs. The former Air Force base dental clinic was adapted for CCD's Dental Hygiene program. The Lowry Campus borders east Denver and west Aurora.

In 2003, CCD entered into a unique partnership with Denver Public Schools (DPS), launching the CEC Middle College of Denver. Middle College students earn dual high school and college credit for classes they take during their junior and senior years.

Under a similar arrangement with CCD in Fall 2004, DPS opened Southwest Early College, a charter school. In the students’ “13th year” of school, they can graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Southwest Early College is also recognized by the Colorado Department of Education as an official early college.

Additionally, CCD offers concurrent enrollment courses at many local high schools. Students participating in concurrent enrollment earn both high school and college credit for these courses. For a full listing, please visit the College Pathways website at

In 2015, the Community College of Denver's Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) opened at 2570 31st Street, four miles northwest of Auraria. The AMC houses two trades programs: fabrication welding and machine technologies.

Auraria Main Campus

1111 W. Colfax Ave
P.O. Box 173363, Denver, CO 80217-3363

RTD Light Rail Stations on Auraria Campus

    Colfax at Auraria station: West Colfax Avenue, between Lipan and Mariposa streets
    Auraria West Campus station: Adjacent to the Aspen Parking Lot, between Fourth and Fifth streets

RTD Bus Routes to the Auraria Campus

    Via Auraria Parkway: #0, #15
    Via Colfax Avenue: #1, #16, #16L #29L, #30, #31, #36L
    Via Seventh Street: #10

The Auraria student fee-paid Regional Transportation District (RTD) CampusPass entitles students taking on-campus classes to ride buses and Light Rail for free within the Denver area and gives students regional service.

Advanced Manufacturing Center

2570 31st St., Denver, CO 80216

RTD Bus Routes: #8, #38

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Center for Health Sciences, 1070 Alton Way, Building 849
Denver, CO 80230

RTD Bus Routes: #10, #73, #6, #3, #3L, #105, #65, #65A, #11, #15, #15L

Dental Hygiene Clinic

1062 Akron Way, Building 753 • Denver, CO 80230

RTD Bus Routes: #10, #73, #6, #3, #3L, #105, #65, #65A, #11, #15, #15L

Auraria Campus General Map