Private Occupational Schools

Some careers don’t require a 4-year degree, but still require some training.  This is where private occupational schools come in.  These schools offer courses in a variety of occupations, including but not limited to

  • Acupuncture
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Bartending
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dog Grooming
  • Graphic Design
  • Holistic Medicine
  • HVAC
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical/Nursing
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Real Estate
  • Reflexology
  • Tax Preparation
  • Trucking
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Web Development
  • Yoga Instruction

If you are interested in studying for these or other occupations not requiring a Bachelor’s Degree, check out the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Private Occupational Schools Directory.  Here you can compare and find information on nearly 700 different schools around the state.  When you find a school that interests you, you can check on accreditation and verify against diploma mills at this webpage from the Department of Higher Education.

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