Career & Technical Student Organizations
Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) allow students the opportunity to engage in extra-curricular activities that enhance classroom learning and reinforce skills mastery. This is usually accomplished through local chapter projects, community service projects, local, state, and national competitions and state and national conferences.
The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC) is proud to have several student organizations here on campus. Please see below for a description of each organization and if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the advisor listed for each group.
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA):
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. All CCIC students in the Business Services and Hospitality & Tourism pathways are eligible to join and are encouraged to fill out an application. For questions or concerns, please contact Advisor David Bennett via telephone at 720-554-2650 or via e-mail at CCIC DECA Advisor.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA):
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. All CCIC students in the Hospitality & Tourism pathway are eligible to join and are encouraged to apply. For questions or concerns, please contact Advisor Audra Dunleavy via telephone at 720-554-2635 or via e-mail at CCIC FCCLA Advisor.
HOSA - Future Health Professionals:
HOSA - Future Health Professionals is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE). HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
All students in the Health & Wellness pathway are eligible to join and are encouraged to fill out an application. For questions or concerns, please contact Advisor Elisa Reid via telephone at 720-554-2637 or via e-mail at CCIC HOSA Advisor.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel and provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. All CCIC students are eligible to join and are encouraged to fill out an application. For more questions or concerns, please contact Auto Advisor Brian Manley via telephone at 720-554-2642 or via e-mail at CCIC Auto SkillsUSA Advisor or Infrastructure Engineering Advisor Mike Degitis at 720-554-2641 or via e-mail at CCIC Construction SkillsUSA Advisor.