CCD Heidenhain students

CCD’s state-of-the-art facility offers in-demand training for high-tech manufacturing jobs

CCD Heidenhain students

HEIDENHAIN announces that Community College of Denver (CCD) is their first Authorized Training Partner for HEIDENHAIN TNC controls in North America. Pictured here (from left to right) are: HEIDENHAIN’s Julian Renz, CCD’s Eric Miller, HEIDENHAIN’s Joe Pizzoferrato and CCD’s Matthew Sweeney.

Community College of Denver (CCD) takes pride in its rich history of being a point of entry to higher education and workforce training for the Denver metro region and beyond.

Now CCD has become an entry point for international businesses looking to tap into high-quality workforce training, as Germany-based manufacturing company HEIDENHAIN has named CCD’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) its first North American authorized training partner. With this unique designation, CCD staff can train current and future manufacturing professionals on simulators donated by the company, as well as using HEIDENHAIN controllers for advanced machining equipment.

“We are honored to be an authorized training partner for HEIDENHAIN technology,” said Dr. Everette Freeman, president of CCD. “To be the first such partner in North America demonstrates a global recognition of the strength of our programs, our faculty and our facilities.”

The Advanced Manufacturing Center is a state-of-the-art, 33,280-square-foot facility that provides affordable, industry-recognized degree and certificate programs in machining and welding, as well as a wide range of opportunities for working professionals to develop new skills to stay ahead in an ever-changing technology landscape.

“Students and employers from all over Colorado — and some from as far as Wyoming and Florida — choose CCD because we provide the most current and relevant training in the industry,” said AMC Director Matthew Sweeney.

“To be the first such partner in North America demonstrates a global recognition of the strength of our programs, our faculty and our facilities.”
Dr. Everette Freeman, president of CCD

“For HEIDENHAIN, this is an opportunity to increase market share in the region,” he added. “This also allows CCD to attract more local manufacturers into our programs so that their incumbent employees can earn new industry certifications and stay up to date on the latest technologies. Even the most experienced machinist can benefit from the advanced machining equipment.”

CCD has established strong ties with many local and regional industry partners to provide comprehensive workforce development and training opportunities. For instance, CCD is one of only three nation-wide training providers for BNSF Railways. In addition, customized training programs have been developed for CoorsTek, Lazy Days RV, Xcel Energy, the US Mint, and other industry-leading companies.

In addition to customized trainings for businesses, CCD continues to offer Associate of Applied Science degree programs in fabrication welding, machining, and engineering graphics and mechanical design, as well as a variety of stackable basic and advanced certificate programs.

Visit CCD’s website to learn more about how their advanced manufacturing programs improve earning potential, accelerate careers through apprenticeships, and train Colorado’s future and existing workforce on the latest in manufacturing technology.

The Colorado Community College System’s 13 colleges boast more than 300 community and business partnerships that have served over 169,000 workforce trainees. Contact CCCS to find out one of our colleges can develop training programs customized to your specific business needs.

About Community College of Denver

With more than 8,000 students, Community College of Denver (CCD) is the third-largest community college in Colorado and a leading point of entry to higher education for the city and county of Denver. CCD provides a cost-effective, high-quality college education to nontraditional students, along with access and opportunity, workforce development, training resources for local organizations and community partnerships. CCD is a federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and is one of 13 community colleges in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Learn more at