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Trade School Spotlight: Johnson and Wales University, Denver

Trade School Spotlight: Johnson and Wales University, Denver

This profile is part of BraveTracks’ series on Colorado trade schools and community colleges soon-to-be high school graduates might want to check out.

Name: Johnson and Wales University, Denver

Tuition: First year, in-state students can expect to pay $27,156 for the full course load and up to $11,157 for room and board, according to the JWU Denver website.

Popular associate degree programs include:

  • Culinary Arts:  ”Chef, food scientist, research and development chef, sports nutritionist, food service entrepreneur — the culinary field continues to expand to include career paths unimaginable two decades ago.  Learn culinary fundamentals — essential building blocks for any chef — as well as the how’s and why’s of cooking, gaining the depth of knowledge to think creatively, and analytically, about your profession. Where is the industry headed? How do you keep a kitchen running at full speed? Learn to lead in your field by tackling culinary’s big questions, from sourcing and menu costs to sustainability, wellness and social responsibility.” –JWU Denver website
  • Hospitality:  JWU is Denver’s only university with a college devoted to hospitality management. It’s the perfect starting point to excel in Colorado’s destination resort empire, where tourism is one of the state’s largest industries. Dive into your career field at JWU, and take classes in your major your first term. Use industry tools/software and do real-world projects in our hands-on food/beverage labs, classrooms and events spaces. Then, apply your skills at Denver’s leading hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, convention centers and arenas. Take advantage of JWU’s relationship with leading employers. Work your way from the ground up, and build the experience to stand out before you graduate.”–JWU Denver website.
  • Criminal Justice: “From heightened national security to concerns about corporate accountability, our changing world has created a high demand for well-trained law enforcement professionals. The criminal justice degree program at the Denver Campus can prepare you for a wide variety of police work at the local, national and federal levels. These include careers in court administration, private investigation, airport security and social services, or as a federal agent, police officer or border patrol agent, among others.”–JWU Denver website.

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