Member Benefits

The Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools represents, educates, promotes and protects private occupational education providers in Colorado. For example, in 2011 CACCS prevented the elimination of $5 million in need-based financial aid from students attending our member institutions. Without CACCS lobbying efforts, these funds would have been reallocated to public universities and community colleges subsidized by taxpayer dollars.

Looking to join? Download the Membership Application and review the Bylaws of CACCS:

Benefits of CACCS membership include:

  • Early warning for state and national issues affecting private occupational education providers
  • Ongoing state and national lobbying efforts
  • Political Action Initiative
  • Discounted Online Training providing over 100 online continuing education courses, available 24/7, and offering 4 Hours of Continuing Education credit
  • Classroom-based professional development seminars
  • Liaison with the Colorado Commission on Higher
    , the Colorado Student Loan Program, and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Promotion and protection of the reputation of private career education, through public relations efforts
  • Additional prestige and credibility for the private career education industry and member institutions
  • Scholarship programs
  • Outstanding faculty/staff recognition program
  • Alternative bonding via the Training Assurance Foundation
  • Effective professional management
  • Meeting organization
  • Comradeship, interaction with other member schools, idea exchange, and just plain fun