DPS and EGTC

Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) has been affiliated with Denver Public Schools (DPS) since its inception in 1916 as part of the Area Vocation School (AVS) model. For many years, until 1991 ....

..... when DPS absolved funding support for EGTC, DPS subsidized tuition and fees for individuals wanting to take classes. Shortly thereafter, Colorado State statute formalized the Area Vocational Schools within the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and created a line item in the Long Bill to create higher education funding based upon an FTE (Full-Time Equivalency) allocation to the then termed, Area Vocational Schools. EGTC also derives funding through the student-generated tuition and fees for credit classes in our certificate programs, as well as various soft-funding streams such as Federal Perkins Grant funding. EGTC does not receive funding for operational support, but DPS provides facilities to operate from rent free.

The instructional programming, which includes new program approval and review/renewal of existing programs and facility credentialing, is overseen by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and each EGTC course is Common Course numbered under the oversight of CCCS as well.

DPS Board of Education approves (due to our AVS statute language) large contracts and capital projects, and EGTC works within the parameters of DPS fiscal and HR policy and platforms. Each year, EGTC continues to achieve more autonomy from these policies and procedures, while still maintaining a healthy partnership in areas such as concurrent enrollment.

Other important roles DPS plays for EGTC employees:

  • DPS handles payroll
  • DPS provides all benefits including:
    • Health insurance
    • Vacation
    • Sick leave
    • Personal leave

EGTC Human Resource Department is your source for questions concerning the benefits from DPS.