College of Trades, Industry & Professional Studies

After nearly 100 years of training students how to weld, fix cars and repair heating and cooling systems on a city block in downtown Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College opened a new facility to teach programs in the College of Trades, Industry and Professional Studies. Emily Griffith Technical College also offers several non-credit programs in the newly renovated building, which occupies nearly 50,000 square feet of space at 1205 Osage St. in the La Alma Lincoln Park neighborhood in northwest Denver.

This state-of-the-art campus opens the doors of opportunity in highly-technical career certificates – automotive collision repair, automotive service, computer-aided drafting-building information modeling (CAD/BIM), geograhical information systems (GIS), heating/ventilation/air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC), water quality management and welding.

In addition, many classes from Emily Griffith Technical College’s growing Continuing Education Division have relocated to this facility. These programs include blacksmithing, clock repair, furniture upholstery, metalworking for homeowners, welding for artists, real estate broker, and real estate appraiser.

The Emily Griffith Foundation is establishing a dedicated scholarship for eligible community residents interested in pursuing a career training certificate at Emily Griffith Technical College.

One of the primary criteria for the new location was good access to public transportation. The location at 1205 Osage St. is within two and three blocks of two light rail stations, the Auraria and the 10th Ave. and Osage St. stations, and one block from two bus stops along 13th Ave. There will also be parking provided for staff and students at the facility. This location is also less than two miles from the new downtown Emily Griffith Campus at 1860 Lincoln St.

Each career training program meets industry education standards set forth by various professional organizations.  As a result, students are trained to the highest standards and graduates celebrate some of the highest completion and job placement rates in the state of Colorado.

Learn more about each program by clicking the links below:

Continuing Education programs:

  • Beginning Blacksmithing
  • Welding for Homeowners
  • Metalworking for Artists

Upholstery and Sewing

  • Furniture Upholstery
  • Furniture Upholstery - Open Lab
  • Cushion Sewing

Clock Repair

  • Clock Repair

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Appraiser

Check out the video from the ribbon cutting, which took place Aug. 19, 2015:

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Water Quality Management Classes Start
Time: 7:30am
Monday, January 8, 2018
New CAD Classes Begin
Time: 7:30am

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