Colorado Technical University began as a technical training school in 1965. Since its inception, it has grown and evolved into a full-fledged university offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as professional certificates.
In 2003, Career Education Corporation took ownership of the university. CEC colleges and universities are known for their hands-on approach to learning, as they provide students with exposure to expert faculty members and industry-current programs and technologies. This approach is consistent with the school’s own mission to “provide career-oriented education by teaching applied real-world, industry current programs in selected areas, serving the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly qualified professionals at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels.”
The main campus remains in Colorado Springs, but the private, for-profit university now also operates several satellite campuses in Pueblo, Colorado; North Kansas City, Missouri; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Additionally, there are two branch campuses near Denver: The Denver North campus in Westminster, Colorado, and the Denver South campus in Greenwood Village, Colorado.