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Denver South Campus

3150 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80227
Local: 1-303-934-1122

Located on the southwest side of the city, the Westwood College - Denver South Campus is handy for students in Denver, Lakewood, Englewood, Littleton, Aurora, Parker, and other metro suburbs. The campus is conveniently situated in the Bear Valley Shopping Center, close to a variety of shops and restaurants.  The city has a thriving downtown area with a theater district, shopping district, and many cultural attractions.

Denver is famous for its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and abundant recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking and climbing. The growing city is a cultural hub for the states around Colorado. Nearby attractions include the Denver Art Museum’s new Libeskind wing, first Friday art walks on Santa Fe Boulevard, fine restaurants, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Six Flags amusement park, the Pepsi Center, Invesco Field at Mile High and Coors Field. Sports fans will enjoy the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and other professional sports teams.

  • Programs

    School of Technology

    School of Healthcare

    School of Business

    School of Design

    School of Justice

    Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus for current program offerings.

    Download the Colorado Course Catalog for a detailed description of our degree programs.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.
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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Maps & Transportation


    Driving Directions
    Located at the intersection of Sheridan and Dartmouth in the southeast corner of Bear Valley Shopping Center, the Westwood College – Denver South Campus is easily accessible from Highway 285.

    Public Transportation
    Bus routes can be found at Some routes that serve the campus include:
    Hampden Crosstown (Route 35)
    Sheridan Crosstown (Route 51)
    Yale Crosstown (Route 27)
    The light rail system (Hampden station)

  • Campus Life

    At Westwood College - Denver South Campus, there are a variety of student activities and clubs that enhance student life, including:*

    • Student Ambassador
    • Game/chess
    • ASID – American Society of Interior Design
    • CJSO – Criminal Justice Student Organization
    • PSE – Pi Sigma Epsilon (co-ed Business Fraternity)
    • WCMO – Westwood Construction Management Organization
    • IT – Information Technology (working to find a National “parent” organization to affiliate) 

    There is a student cafe on campus and ample parking. We also have a dedicated Internet lab, computers available in the learning commons and lab time in classrooms when classes aren't in session.

    A number of social events take place throughout the year, as well, including:

    • Barbecues
    • Corn roasts
    • Portfolio reviews
    • Ice cream socials
    • Student artwork displays
    • And more!

    Activities, clubs, and our excellent Colorado location make Westwood College – Denver South Campus a great place to get a career-focused education.

    *More information on student activities can be found in the student services section of the course catalogs

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.
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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Denver South Campus graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Arapahoe County
    • Brookdale Senior Living
    • Cardel Homes
    • Cherry Creek Medical Weight Loss
    • City of Aurora
    • Colorado Pulmonary Diseases
    • Dish Network
    • eBags, Inc.
    • Exempla Health Care
    • Insight Global, Inc.
    • Level 3 Communications
    • LW Survey Company
    • QinetiQ North America
    • Systems Design International

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • Faculty Bios

    Westwood takes great pride in its faculty and their accomplishments, employing educators who bring years of practical industry and academic experience to the classroom. They are dedicated to giving students the hands-on experience, real-world preparation, and one-on-one attention required to succeed in today’s competitive career environment. Meet some of our faculty by visiting our faculty spotlight page and selecting your campus or field of interest.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Unveiled learning lab to push Westwood College's new dental assisting associate degree program to industry forefront

    On Friday, February 7, Westwood College unveiled its new premier dental learning lab at the Denver North Campus.


    Westwood College introduces new dental assisting associate degree program

    Program gives students in-depth career training in booming Colorado industry.


    Westwood College to host major video gamers event Dec. 7

    WWE Diva Maria Kanellis, new games, tournament play and more highlight "Fighter Frenzy" opening of SuperCon 2K gamers series.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    New Westwood technology program gives students in-depth training for specialized career fields

    Westwood College today unveiled a new Information Technology (IT) program designed to provide students with the latest hands-on skills they need for meaningful employment in computer networking upon graduation.


    Westwood College's national "Good Works" service program raises $25,000 for community groups

    Faculty and staff from Westwood College recently hit the streets on a mission to do "Good Works" by helping more than 38 local community organizations throughout the U.S.


    Westwood College launches national "Good Works" community service program

    Month-long program to raise up to $25,000 in donations, serve 5,000 volunteer hours.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College connects Game Art and Game Software Development students with industry professionals through "Fighter Frenzy" event

    Gaming tournament produced by Colorado Cutthroat Connection and hosted at Westwood College campus provided networking opportunities.


    Westwood College student designs winning logo for APSCU convention & exposition

    Sughey Abreu De Hernandez wins grand prize in logo contest for Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Colorado representative Scott Tipton visits Westwood College and sees hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join Congressman in tour.


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College faculty and staff recognized by CACCS

    Four faculty and staff members of Westwood’s Denver campuses honored by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools.


    Two Westwood College students recognized in CACCS "Student of the Year" awards

    Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools names Denise Gray and Don Heflin as top students in "Specialized Trades" category.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    Westwood College staff volunteers more than 400 hours in support of ACICS Centennial We SERVE Community Service Week

    Central Administration staff donated time to Food Bank of the Rockies, Junior Achievement and others.


    American Furniture Warehouse CEO Jake Jabs offers Westwood College students tips on how to succeed in business.

    Jabs to keynote Westwood College’s July 27 commencement ceremony.


    Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Westwood College, KidsTek and Denver Public Schools Celebrate Pioneering Program at High Tech Early College

    Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnership Empowers Denver High School Students to Excel in Technology-Focused Education and Prepare for 21st Century Workforce


    Westwood College suggests looking beyond the course catalog when considering colleges

    Offering hands-on experience and access to industry leaders can prove to be invaluable to a student's education and eventual job search.


    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock challenges Westwood College graduates: "Expect more, take steps to better yourself and be part of the solution"

    During Westwood College's commencement ceremony on Dec. 16, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock challenged more than 150 graduates to find passion in their new careers. He also thanked them for being part of the solution to improve the workforce and the region's ability to support and attract new businesses.


    Westwood College and KidsTek partner to deliver technology equipment and work-ready skills to DPS high school students

    North High School and High Tech Early College students to start on path to graduate high school with Cisco networking certification and college credits.


    Alta Colleges Inc. named to 2011 CIO 100 list

    CIO magazine’s 24th annual CIO 100 awards recognize IT excellence


    Westwood College introduces Employment Pledge

    Reinforces commitment to preparing students for future careers.


    Alta College honors top educators through excellence in education awards

    Alta College, Inc., the parent company of Westwood College and Redstone College, announced today the winners of its annual Excellence in Education Awards. With these awards, three top educators are nationally recognized for their outstanding achievements and dedication to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom.


    Westwood College Partners with Employers to Enrich Opportunities for Students and Graduates

    Employers provide guidance through Program Advisory Committees


    Westwood College Announces the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarship Program

    Westwood College is proud to announce the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarships which honors the vision and commitment of Westwood students. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students who are taking control of their future through dedicated career planning and action.


    Westwood College announces the Westwood 100

    Denver, Feb. 11, 2011 – Westwood College is pleased to announce the Westwood 100, Volume 1 – a collection of personal success stories from 100 Westwood College alumni. These Westwood 100 graduates proudly tell their stories of how they have transformed their lives and found a fulfilling career by obtaining their college degree.


    Westwood College offers tuition-free alumni retraining to graduates

    School’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning.


    Congratulations to 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships Winners!

    Thanks to the more than 325 Westwood students who participated in the 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships competition. The focus of the annual scholastic award program is to reward students who are self-motivated, have a career plan and are taking steps to get a job in their field after college.


    Westwood College Takes Immediate, Decisive Actions Following Senate Committee Hearing and GAO Investigation

    Chief executive drives college to be a leader in the private-sector college industry by implementing new initiatives on compliance, transparency and the student experience.


    Westwood College Students More Satisfied than Others Reports 2010 Noel-Levitz Survey

    Westwood College today announced that its students are more satisfied with their college experience than their counterparts in a comparison group of almost 125 private four‐year colleges and universities. The independent student survey was performed by Noel‐Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education research and strategic planning.


    2009 Excellence in Education Awards: Honoring Our Outstanding Educators

    Members of the Alta senior leadership team, campus presidents, deans and honorees gathered for a special ceremony in Denver on April 22 to recognize outstanding faculty members for their dedication to excellence. Our annual Excellence in Education awards honors top educators both at the campus and the national level in six categories: Community Service, Committee Service, Program Leadership, Faculty of the Year, Provost and Dean of the Year. Our winners embody the vision of the ideal educator, one who adds value through contributions not only to students, but also to the campus, the entire institution and the community.


    Westwood College Helps Veterans Combat The Rising Costs Of College Tuition Through The Yellow Ribbon Program

    Program Closes the Gap between VA Benefits and the Actual Cost of Most Colleges


    Westwood College Introduces New And Updated Degree Programs To Help Launch Graduates Into In-Demand Industries

    To help meet the needs of a fast-changing world, Westwood College ( has updated its Information Technology: Major in Cisco Network Systems program and is launching two new programs – Information Technology: Major in Computer Forensics and Paralegal. These new and updated programs are now available and prepare graduates to hit the ground running with job skills in growing fields.


    Westwood College Students Learn More Than Politics While Working With Cisco At The Democratic National Convention

    DENVER, COLO. (BUSINESS WIRE) - Westwood College today announced that eight of its Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) students have been selected to help install and support the vast communications infrastructure for the Democratic National Convention (DNC).