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Community Education

Learn More, Earn More, DO More!

Looking for something fun to do? Meet new friends? Change careers? Each year, thousands of people Like you enroll in courses and certificate programs. Hundreds of classes are offered each season (four terms per year), and new courses are constantly developed to meet the changing needs of the community.

Visit our Web site at arapahoe.edu/communityed. You can register for classes online with a credit card or call 303.797.5722. The Community Education Program office is located in Room A1215 on the first floor of the Annex building near the tennis courts. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Course offerings include:

  • Arts and Crafts–Courses focusing on drawing, painting, photography and general crafts
  • Business–Courses designed for the small business entrepreneur
  • Career–Workshops, seminars and certificated programs designed to assist those in finding, changing or training for a career
  • Computer, Smart Phones,Tablets–Courses for the home computer user, in three- and six-hour formats using the latest software
  • Language and Culture–Courses for travelers, business interests or for pleasure, including English as a Second Language
  • Home and Garden–Workshops for inside and outside the home for the "do-it-yourselfer"
  • Health, Fitness and Beauty–Courses promoting a healthy life using traditional and alternative methods as well as beauty tips
  • Music–Courses to develop musical interests and talents including private lessons
  • Online–Courses in a variety of interest areas that can be completed online at home or work
  • Personal Development–A mixture of courses including writing, spirituality and other topics
  • Personal Finance–Courses to improve financial security
  • Recreation and Travel–Courses include sports and recreational activities, day excursions, genealogy, bridge, etc.
  • Youth College–Courses for children in grades K-12 including summer high school and enrichment programs

Course Formats – Formats vary from 1-10 sessions per term (season) depending on the course topic.

Course Locations – Courses are held at the ACC Main Campus and various locations throughout the South Metro area.

Course Instructors – Over two hundred part-time expert instructors teach in the program.

GED: General Education Development

If you are planning to take the GED High School Equivalency exam, we will help you prepare. Classes help you acquire the knowledge needed to have a sufficient score to pass the exam. You can register for non-credit classes that are held during the day, in the evening, or online. You must be 17 years of age to take the GED test. For information about the GED test, contact the Testing Center at 303.797.5993. For more information about GED classes, call the Community Education Program office at 303.797.5722.

Workforce Training

DO MORE AND EARN MORE WITH PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLS TRAINING

ACC means BUSINESS and we can help increase employee effectiveness and production through many options.

For Job Seekers and Employees

  • certificate programs
  • individual courses
  • online training and classes

Looking For A New Career?

  • Event Management is a certificate program endorsed by the Colorado Festivals and Events Association (CFEA)
  • Medical Transcription is a convenient online program with local discussion groups
  • RN Refresher includes online curriculum, hands-on skills lab and clinical coordination
  • Hundreds of career training and certification programs are offered online for your convenience

For Small and Large Businesses

We help assess organizational training needs and propose specific programs that will assist employees to meet organizational goals.

  • training assessments
  • individual courses or certificate and degree programs
  • quality training
  • workplace skills
  • customized training

Customized training designed for unique operations, includes curriculum development and instruction in areas such as:

  • technical skills for industrial operations
  • information skills and computer training
  • leadership development
  • project management
  • supervisory skills
  • occupational Spanish and other language classes including English as a Second Language
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Enterprise and Manufacturing

The Workforce Training Program helps people with good skills and knowledge obtain exceptional skills and knowledge. We work with business leaders and individuals to raise skill levels to become more productive and valuable in the workplace.

We do custom training design, implementation and industry certification. Our clients learn about workforce development strategies and intellectual resources that only we can offer. We begin our process with analysis, then do design and, curriculum development, and culminate in the implementation of an exceptional customized training program.

Workforce Trainers and instructors have practical experience in their fields and work with companies to create a training program to meet specific needs.

Focus on Results

Our carefully tested methods provide companies with an efficient, customized, training plan.

  • We consult with company personnel
  • Experienced facilitators do an on-site assessment
  • We design and deliver customized workshops and training programs

Finance Your Program with State-funded Training Dollars


Learn about Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry programs that provide training incentives to improve employment opportunities for Coloradoans and enhance Colorado’s competitive position. The State and the Colorado Community College System administer these programs. We help develop and deliver customized training programs using grant-funded training dollars.

Questions? Call 303.734.3701 or visit arapahoe.edu/workforce

Arapahoe Community College

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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

Broadband Technology and Communication 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

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

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