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Our Mission – Your Success

Welcome to Arapahoe Community College and congratulations on selecting ACC to pursue your educational goals. For more than 45 years, ACC has helped students just like you achieve personal and professional aspirations. We look forward to being a part of your journey toward success!

At ACC, we are proud to offer a wide variety of innovative opportunities, including more than 100 degree and certificate programs. Whether you attend ACC to pursue a new career, upgrade your skills or plan to transfer to a four-year institution, our educational offerings and services are the first steps to providing you the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your goals. With nationally recognized faculty, small class sizes and cutting-edge technology, we are confident the education you receive at ACC is among is the best you will find in Colorado.

ACC is the communities’ college. That’s why in addition to traditional college programs we offer many opportunities for lifelong learners, including continuing education for practicing professionals, customized training for industry needs, programs for seniors, and fundamental programs to help students prepare for college coursework. With convenient course times and campuses in Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock, you’re sure to find classes that will best fit your schedule and lifestyle.

In this catalog is everything you need to get started at ACC.

I am pleased to welcome you to the ACC family and wish you every success. We're glad you're here!

With warmest regards,

Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D.
President

The History of Arapahoe Community College

1964 - A group of Littleton residents research the need for a junior college and present their findings to local school districts. With help from community and business leaders, school officials and citizens, Littleton residents vote to establish a college.

1965 - Arapahoe Junior College opens and welcomes its first 550 students.

1970 - The College joins the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System and is renamed Arapahoe Community College (ACC).

1970 - The College becomes accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

1974 - The Main Building on the Littleton campus is completed.

1977 - An Annex to the Main Building is added.

1990 - The College acquires the West Alamo Center in downtown Littleton near the main campus; the acquisition is renamed the ACC Art and Design Center.

2000 - ACC expands into Douglas County with the opening of the University Center at Chaparral (UCC) in Parker.

2001 - ACC completes a $13 million renovation of the Main Building on the Littleton Campus to house the Weber Center for Learning Resources (the library) and additional classrooms.

2006 - The College's reaffirmation of accreditation is received by The Higher Learning Commission

2011 - UCC is renamed the Arapahoe Community College Parker Campus.

2011 - The College expands again with the opening of the Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Campus. The new campus offers credit and non-credit classes plus Workforce Training programs and facility rentals.

Our Door is Always Open

Arapahoe Community College is an open-door admissions institution. If you have a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) certificate, or are not in high school and 17 years of age or older, you may be admitted. Please remember that admission does not guarantee enrollment in any specific programs and courses. You may be required to meet prerequisites designed to help you successfully complete a course of study.

Admission may be denied in accordance with the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policy BP 4-10.

Vision Statement

To be the leader in Community College education for the State of Colorado.

Mission Statement

To provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees and the community.

ACC’s Values

Life-Long Learning — We uphold the highest academic standards and support the growth and success of each individual.

Integrity — We encourage the free exchange of ideas in an open environment that embraces honesty, respect and personal responsibility.

Community — We foster trusting relationships and respectful communication through collaboration with our students, employees and community partners.

Learning Outcomes for Student Enrichment and Process Improvement

Preparing learners for life success is an important commitment at Arapahoe Community College. These learning outcomes address the knowledge, skills and values that are fundamental to the personal and professional growth of our students, employees and community.

Communication — Construct, deliver, and engage in effective, knowledgeable communication for a variety of audiences and purposes.

Information Management — Identify, retrieve and synthesize information in order to think critically, reason creatively and make informed judgments.

Personal Development — Identify and continually develop one’s aptitudes and abilities in pursuit of goals.

Responsibility and Accountability — Employ personal and social accountability, recognize ethical issues, practice ethical behavior, and balance personal freedom with the interest of the community.

Quantitative Reasoning — Retrieve, interpret and evaluate information and numerical concepts to determine trends, make predictions, and develop informed opinions.

Cultural Awareness — Identify, distinguish, or express a diversity of aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives.

Diversity Statement

We respect, understand, and embrace the differences and similarities among our students, staff, faculty and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equal and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.
August 22, 2012

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Arapahoe Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission can be reached at 312.263.0456. Web address: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

ACC Program Accreditations

The following programs hold accreditation and / or approval as listed:

Automotive Service Technology, National Automotive Technician Education Foundation Inc. (NATEF)

Certified Nursing Assistant, Colorado State Board of Nursing

Early Childhood Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Emergency Medical Technician, Colorado State Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Division

Health Information Technology, American Health Information Management Association

Interior Design, National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Law Enforcement Academy, Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standard and Training Board)

Paralegal, American Bar Association

Medical Laboratory Technology, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Mortuary Science, American Board of Funeral Service Education

Nursing (Registered), The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and The Colorado State Board of Nursing

Pharmacy Technician, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)

Physical Therapist Assistant, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Addresses and phone numbers for these accrediting agencies are listed within the description of each specific degree or certificate.

Academic Calendar

SUMMER SEMESTER 2014 (201510)

5.27.14 - 8.04.14

 

 

March 17-May 18

Summer registration for all students

MAYMESTER:

 

May 27

Maymester Begins

June 8

Maymester Ends

June 12 (noon)

Grading Deadline for Maymester classes

REGULAR SUMMER SEMESTER:

May 19 - 25

Last-minute registration on M-Thu 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 24-26

Memorial Day Holiday - College Closed: no services available

May 27

SUMMER 10-WEEK CLASSES BEGIN

June 9

SUMMER 8-WEEK CLASSES BEGIN

June 30

Graduation application deadline for Summer Semester

July 4

Independence Day – College Closed: no services available

Aug 3

Last day of 8-week classes

Aug 4

Last day of 10-week classes, end of Summer semester

Aug 7 (noon)

Grading deadline for 8 and 10-week classes

 

CLASS SESSIONS

SESSION DATES

 

Maymester

May 27 - June 8

 

10-week classes

May 27 - August 4

 

8-week classes

June 9 - August 3

Maymester courses that meet on Monday will have to schedule extra time during the term due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Classes that meet on Friday will have to schedule extra time during the term due to the July 4 holiday (excluding Maymester classes).

FALL SEMESTER 2014 (201520)

8.18.14 - 12.8.14

April 1-Aug. 10

Fall registration for all students

Aug 11-17

Last minute registration on MTWR 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aug 18

FALL SEMESTER BEGINS

Aug 30-Aug 31

Labor Day holiday – CLASSES NOT IN SESSION: most administrative services not available

Sept 1

Labor Day holiday – College closed: no services available

Oct 13

Columbus Day – College open – classes in session

Oct 31

Graduation application deadline for the Fall Semester

Nov 11

Veteran’s Day – College open – classes in session

Nov 24-26

Fall Break, CLASSES NOT IN SESSION, offices open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nov 27

Thanksgiving – College closed: no services available

Nov 28

Fall Break – CLASSES NOT IN SESSION, offices open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nov 29-Nov 30

Fall Break – CLASSES NOT IN SESSION, most administrative services not available

Dec 8 (Mon.)

Last day of classes, end of Fall semester

Dec 11 (noon)

Grading deadline

Dec 25-Jan 1

Holiday Season – College closed: no services available

Jan 2 (Fri.)

College re-opens

 

CLASS SESSIONS

SESSION DATES

 

15-week classes

August 18 - December 8

Classes that meet on Saturday will have to schedule extra time during the term due to the Labor Day holiday.

SPRING SEMESTER 2015 (201530)

1.20.15 - 5.11.15

Nov 3 - Jan 11

Spring registration for all students

Jan 12-19

Last-minute registration on MTWR, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan 19

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – College open

Jan 20 (Tue.)

SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS

Feb 16

President’s Day – College open, classes in session

Mar 16-22

Spring Break – CLASSES NOT IN SESSION, offices open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mar 15

Graduation application deadline date for the Spring Semester

May 11 (Mon.)

Last day of classes – end of Spring semester

May 14 (noon)

Grading deadline

May 16

ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

 

CLASS SESSIONS

SESSION DATES

 

15-week session

January 20 - May 11

Telephone Directory

Littleton Campus Main Switchboard

303.797.4222

Announcements

303.797.5700 x9

Admissions and Records

303.797.5621

Advising Center

303.797.5664

Art and Design Center

303.797.5958

Assessment / Testing Center

303.797.5993

Bookstore

303.797.5676

Campus Police Dept

303.797.5800

Career Center

303.797.5805

Cashier’s Office

303.797.5638

Castle Rock Campus

303.660.3160

Chief Operating Officer

303.797.5704

Child Development Center

303.797.5678

Community and Workforce Partnerships

303.797.5646

Community Education Non-Credit

303.797.5722

Disability Services

303.797.5937

Fitness Center

303.797.5850

Financial Aid

303.797.5661

Foundation

303.797.5881

GED/Pre-GED

303.797.5722

Hope/Lifetime Learning Tax Credit (1098T)

303.797.5638

Human Resources and Employment

303.797.5741

Library

303.797.5090

Parker Campus

303.734.4822

President’s Cabinet

 

President

303.797.5701

Executive Vice President

303.797.5703

Vice President for Instruction

303.797.5707

School of Arts, Design, Social and Behavioral Science

303.797.5855

School of Health, Sciences and Engineering

303.797.5991

School of Liberal Arts and Professional Programs

303.797.5798

School of Math, Business and Technology

303.797.5717

Student Affairs

303.797.5668

Student Recruitment and Outreach

303.797.5637

Student Success Center

303.797.5669

TTY Users Relay Colorado

711

Tutorial Services

303.797.5937

Veteran Education Programs

303.797.5934

Workforce Training

303.734.3701

Video Relay Services (VRS) Videophones

 

Art and Design Center AAD4000

720.689.2355

Open Computer Lab AM1650

720.689.2010

Arapahoe Community College

About ACC

Getting Started

Paying For School

Student Resources and Services

Student Academic Records

Academic Policies and Procedures

Legal Notices

Academic Programs

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Arts AA

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science AS

Certificates

Activity Professional's Training Certificate

Architectural Contracts and Materials Certificate

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Service Management Certificate

Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronics Certificate

Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

Broadband Customer Care Certificate

Broadband Technology Certificate

Business Administration Certificate

Computer Aided Drafting Certificate

Computer Aided Drafting 2D, 3D and Custom Certificate

Computer Graphics Certificate

Computer Information Systems Certificate

Computer Network Technology Certificate

Computer Technician Certificate

Construction Management - Estimating Certificate

Contemporary Journalism

Criminal Justice- Emergency Dispatch Certificate

Early Childhood Director Certificate

Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate

Early Childhood Teacher CDHS Minimal Qualifications Certificate

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Eldercare Specialist Certificate

Emergency Medical Services - EMT Certificate

Emergency Medical Services- EMT Enhanced Certificate

Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic Certificate

Engineering Technologies- Mechanical Drafting Certificate

Foreign Language and Business Certificate

Law Enforcement Academy Certificate

Medical Office Technology Administrative Assistant Certificate

Medical Office Technology Billing and Reimbursement Certificate

Medical Office Technology Medical Assistant Certificate

Mortgage Banking Certificate

Sound Engineer Certificate

Nurse Aide Certificate

Paralegal Certificate

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Phlebotomy Certificate

Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate

Practical Nursing Certificate

Project Management Certificate

Residential Drafting Certificate

Residential Kitchen and Bath Design Specialist Certificate

Retail Management Certificate

Web Design Certificate

Colorado’s Guaranteed Transfer Courses

Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

Great Books Program

Your A.A. or A.S. Degree May Transfer to all Colorado Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities

Course Descriptions

Academic Achievement Courses

Accounting Courses

Activity Professionals Training Courses

Air Force ROTC Courses

American Sign Language Courses

Anthropology Courses

Arabic Courses

Architectural Engineering and Construction Courses

Army ROTC Courses

Art Courses

ART 110 Art Appreciation: GT-AH1

ART 111 Art History I Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1

ART 112 Art History II Renaissance to 1900: GT-AH1

ART 113 History of Photography

ART 121 Drawing I

ART 124 Watercolor I (previously ART 123)

ART 128 Figure Drawing I (previously ART 156)

ART 129 Printmaking I (previously ART 225)

ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design

ART 132 Visual Concepts 3-D Design

ART 133 Jewelry and Metalwork I (previously ART 141)

ART 137 Enameling on Metal (previously ART 145)

ART 138 Film Photography I

ART 139 Digital Photography I (previously ART 143)

ART 140 Color Photography I

ART 141 Studio Photography (previously ART 253)

ART 142 Landscape Photography (previously ART 252)

ART 143 Figure Photography I (previously ART 158)

ART 144 Portrait Photography (previously ART 251)

ART 145 Digital Darkroom (previously ART 248)

ART 151 Painting I (previously ART 211)

ART 152 Landscape Painting (previously ART 210)

ART 154 Figure Painting I (previously ART 157)

ART 161 Ceramics I

ART 167 Sculpting The Figure (previously ART 254)

ART 175 Special Topics

ART 205 Museum Studies

ART 207 Art History-1900 to Present: GT-AH1

ART 210 Marketing for the Visual Arts (previously ART 264)

ART 221 Drawing II (previously ART 122)

ART 224 Watercolor II (previously ART 124)

ART 225 Watercolor III

ART 228 Advanced Figure Drawing (previously ART 256)

ART 229 Printmaking II (previously ART 226)

ART 230 Color Theory (previously ART 233)

ART 233 Jewelry and Metalwork II (previously ART 142)

ART 234 Jewelry and Metalwork III (previously ART 241)

ART 235 Jewelry and Metalwork IV (previously ART 242)

ART 238 Film Photography II

ART 239 Digital Photography II (previously ART 243)

ART 240 Color Photography II (previously ART 239)

ART 241 Large Format Photography (previously ART 240)

ART 242 Alternative Photo Processes

ART 251 Painting II (previously ART 212)

ART 252 Painting III (previously ART 213)

ART 253 Painting IV (previously ART 214)

ART 261 Ceramics II (previously ART 162)

ART 262 Ceramics III (previously ART 261)

ART 263 Ceramics IV (previously ART 262)

ART 275-277 Special Topics

ART 285 Independent Study

ART 286 Independent Study

Astronomy Courses

Automotive Technology Courses

ASE 101 Auto Shop Orientation

ASE 102 Introduction to The Automotive Shop

ASE 103 Auto Maintenance I

ASE 110 Brakes I

ASE 111 Automotive Brake Service II

ASE 120 Basic Automotive Electricity

ASE 122 Automotive Electrical Safety Systems

ASE 123 Starting and Charging Systems

ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis

ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair

ASE 134 Automotive Fuel and Emissions Systems I

ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

ASE 141 Suspension and Steering II

ASE 150 Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance

ASE 151 Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

ASE 152 Manual Transmission, Transaxles and Clutches II

ASE 153 Automotive Drive Axle Overhaul

ASE 154 Manual Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and Repair

ASE 160 Automotive Engine Repair

ASE 161 Engine Repair & Rebuild

ASE 162 Automotive Engine Service

ASE 210 Automotive Power and ABS Brake Systems

ASE 220 Specialized Electronics Training

ASE 221 Automotive and Diesel Body Electrical

ASE 231 Automotive Computers and Ignitian Systems

ASE 233 Auto Fuel Injection and Emissions Systems II

ASE 235 Driveability & Diagnosis

ASE 236 Advanced Driveability/Diagnosis/Repair

ASE 240 Suspension and Steering III

ASE 250 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

ASE 251 Automotive Transmission and Transaxle Repair

ASE 252 Advanced Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

ASE 264 Introduction Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

ASE 265 Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

ASE 171 Laboratory Experience II

ASE 172 Laboratory Experience III

ASE 276 Special Topics

ASE 277 Independent Study

ASE 280 Internship: Basic Electrical and Engine Performance

ASE 281 Internship: Basic Heavy Duty and Power Train

ASE 282 Internship: General (Summer)

ASE 283 Internship: Advanced Electrical and Engine Performance

ASE 284 Internship: Advanced Heavy Duty and Power Train

ASE 285 Independent Study

ASE 287 Cooperative Education

Biology Courses

Business Courses

Business Technologies Courses

Chemistry Courses

College Composition and Reading Courses

Communication Courses

Computer Aided Drafting Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Computer Networking Courses

Computer Science Courses

Computer Web-Based Courses

Convergent Technologies Courses

Criminal Justice Courses

Culinary Arts Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Eldercare Courses

Electricity Industrial/Commercial Courses

Electronics Courses

Emergency Medical Services Courses

Energy Technology Courses

Engineering Courses

Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

English Courses

Entrepreneurship Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Finance Courses

French Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

German Courses

Health and Wellness Education Courses

Health Information Technology Courses

Health Professions Courses

History Courses

Horticulture Courses

Human Performance and Exercise Courses

Humanities Courses

Interior Design Courses

Investments Courses

Japanese Courses

Journalism Courses

Law Enforcement Academy Courses

Literature Courses

Management Courses

Manufacturing Technologies Courses

Marketing Courses

Mathematics Courses

Medical Laboratory Technology Courses

Medical Office Technology Courses

Meteorology Courses

Mortuary Science Courses

Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

Music Courses

Nurse Aide Courses

Nursing Courses

Occupational Safety Technician Courses

Paralegal Courses

Pharmacy Technician Courses

Philosophy Courses

Physical Education Courses

Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

Physics Courses

Plumbing Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Russian Courses

Science Courses

Sociology Courses

Spanish Courses

Telecommunications Technology Courses

Theater Courses

Community and Workforce Programs

Administrators and Faculty

Littleton Campus Map

Parker Campus Map

Castle Rock Campus Map

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