About Us
What we do

Batky-Howell is a learning organization that publishes & delivers training content via classroom learning, self-paced videos, and courseware. Batky-Howell, a Denver, Colorado-based technical training company, has 20 years of experience delivering high-quality, instructor-led IT training solutions to companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 businesses. We specialize in providing education and skill development of IT professionals, including software developers, programmers, system administrators and database administrators. We are known for elite, high-end, intensive courses.

As a vendor-neutral training company, we are not bound by a vendor’s point of view – we are free to rely on the experience of our expert instructors to present best practices and potential issues. Whether you need one of our standard courses, require a combination of materials, or need to customize an existing course, Batky-Howell has the flexibility to ensure your expectations will be exceeded.

We offer instructor-led private training , which is also available via our online instructor-led training programs . Flexible training delivery options allow Batky-Howell to offer customers a cost-effective solution regardless of student location. In fact, we teach thousands of professionals every year at large and small companies around the world.

Our Story

In the late 1980s Jeff Howell and I were both supporting the UNIX operating system for Hewlett-Packard.  Independently we both transferred to the Denver, Colorado office.  This is where we met and shared our ideas and passions of starting a company.  In 1991, we formed a partnership and taking a cue from Hewlett-Packard we named the company Batky-Howell.

Batky-Howell’s initial focus was UNIX consulting but Jeff and I soon discovered the true need was for UNIX training. The transition from consulting to training began and we developed our first course, Fundamentals of UNIX .  This course was so successful it was quickly followed by Advanced UNIX Tools , Shell Programming , and C Programming .  We continued to add courses and currently have more than 70 classes in topics from Oracle to .NET .

Our success comes from our extreme focus on customer needs and the practice of creating an encompassing, flexible training experience that goes beyond the cookie-cutter environment offered elsewhere.  Our classes focus on what can be immediately put to use when students get back to work.  Students are challenged to learn by doing with no coverage of fluff material.  We call it 100% hands-on training because students will work on examples as they are discussed and work on formal labs that reinforce what was covered during the lecture.

Our success comes from our extreme focus on customer needs and the practice of creating an encompassing, flexible training experience that goes beyond the cookie-cutter environment offered elsewhere.

While all training companies claim they have the best training we take ours to the next level.  Our instructors are well versed in managing a wide range of experience levels in the classroom.  We empower our instructors to make on the spot decisions to ensure the best class.  If extra courseware is needed to address students’ questions, they will have it sent to the classroom.  Instructors can call on the resources of the whole team to make sure no question in class goes unanswered.  Instructors frequently stay in the classroom after class has ended and some instructors have even gone to bookstores to purchase a textbook for a student to help answer a question they had in class.

By far the most rewarding experience is when students tell us that our class was the best class they have ever taken.  We want to see our students thrive and pride ourselves on being able to make this happen.

We hope that you love our training as much as we love teaching it. Please contact us to tell us what you think, share ideas for new classes, or to enroll in one of our classes.

Bruce Batky, CEO and Co-Founder

Our Customers

Batky-Howell has held courses for some of the most successful companies in the world. From the Fortune 500 to small private companies, we’ve had the privilege of working with the best and brightest IT professionals. We’ve taught Java, UNIX, Perl, .NET, C++ and XML, programming fundamentals through advanced topics, to students in Colorado, the US and all over the world.

See what we’ve done and what our customers have said about us . We can do the same for you.

Some of our customers. . .

  • Accenture
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Allstate
  • Alltel
  • Aon
  • Availity
  • Avaya
  • BNY Mellon
  • BMC
  • Boeing
  • Bose
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Coors
  • Comcast
  • CSC
  • Deloitte
  • Dex One Corporation
  • DirecTV
  • Dow Jones
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Echostar
  • Experian
  • Federal Express
  • First Bank
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Great-West Life
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Honeywell
  • Household Financial
  • IBM
  • Intrado
  • Intuit
  • Invesco Funds
  • Iron Mountain
  • Janus Funds
  • Jeppesen
  • John Deere
  • Jones Cyber Solutions
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Key Bank
  • L-3 Communications
  • Level 3
  • Lipper, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Metavante
  • Micromedex
  • Motorola
  • Nielsen Media Research
  • NIST
  • Nordstrom
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oppenheimer Management Corp.
  • Peterson Air Force Base
  • Philips
  • Polycom
  • Qwest
  • Raytheon
  • Regions Financial
  • Sandia Labs
  • Seagate Technology
  • Sony
  • Sprint
  • Standard and Poor’s Compustat
  • Starz
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Florida
  • State of Washington
  • Time Warner
  • T-Mobile
  • Travelport
  • US Navy
  • United Space Alliance
  • United Launch Alliance
  • University of Denver
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Visa
  • Wells Fargo