Accelerate your career through the Registered Apprenticeship Program at University of Colorado Denver

Registered Apprenticeship programs offered at CU Denver through the College of Engineering, Design and Computing provide students at least 2000 hours of paid on-the-job training and employers attract and retain top-notch talent. Registered Apprenticeships are available in Construction Project Management and Computer Science + Human-Centered Design Innovation.

Minimum Qualifications

An apprentice must be at least 18 years of age and be employed by a participating employer to learn the apprenticeable occupation. Additional qualifications include:

  • Applicants must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program and the occupation, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
  • Applicants must be enrolled students at the University of Colorado Denver with chosen major in CS+ Design (bachelor of arts in computer science with a minor in human-centered design) or Construction Management.

Program Benefits

Students who participate in the Registered Apprenticeship Program have access to

  • 2000 hours of paid on-the-job learning, paired with supplemental coursework
  • 1:1 working relationships
  • direct career pathways while helping you pay for your degree
  • job stability plus opportunities to grow within your chosen industry and to build professional and social capital


Supplemental Coursework

Each apprenticeship program requires a specific amount of related instruction/course work hours. These may be delivered in-person, online, or a combination of both.