Pickens Technical College

Overview of Pickens Technical College

Pickens Technical College can be found in Aurora, CO (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The Certificate is the highest degree at Pickens Technical College.

Areas of Study

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at Pickens Technical College are in computer science and engineering, landscaping and horticulture, photography and commercial art, production trades.

Pickens Technical College Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 932 students were enrolled in Pickens Technical College.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"We,at Pickens Technical College, will continually strive to deliver unique secondary and post-secondary employablity skills and transitional opportunities with high expectations and exemplary performance at the core of our values. Pickens Technical College is an area vocational school offering technical training programs to adults and high school students. The programs are approved jointly by the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System and by the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education. The school operates under the governance of the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education. Pickens Technical College is a member of and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as listed in the NCA Vocational/Adult Schools Directory"

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pickens Technical College

Pickens Technical College
500 Airport Blvd
Aurora , CO 80011-9307

Pickens Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair209computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, small engine mechanics
Engineering Technician116HVAC tech, CAD and design
Beauty and Cosmetology98cosmetology, barber, hair styling, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
Production Trades71machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Photography and Commercial Art67commercial art, photography
Construction Trades48carpentry, electrician, property management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine36licensed practical nurse
Landscaping and Horticulture35applied horticulture
Medical Support and Technology29dental assistant, respiratory care tech
Office and Administration28administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management20natural resources policy

Number of programs and degrees for Pickens Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year36112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years39617

Pickens Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pickens Technical College had a total enrollment of 932 students (870 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 18%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 40%
18-19 26%
20-21 5%
22-24 4%
25-29 5%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 4%

Pickens Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 28 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 93%

Pickens Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Aurora, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pickens Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,758
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,269
Books and supplies $ 1,698

Financial Aid:
Pickens Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1287500)

Pickens Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

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Pickens Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Pickens Technical College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Pickens Technical College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Pickens Technical College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Pickens Technical College Male % of student body
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in engineering technician
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Pickens Technical College Number of students
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Pickens Technical College % of degrees in production trades

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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