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Legal Notices

As a recipient of Federal Title IV funds, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is required to collect, publish and disseminate certain information to students, prospective students and employees. The College will also provide a copy of this information including a full report of the institution’s graduation rate and the Annual Security Report if requested.

Nothing in this Catalog is intended to create (nor shall be construed as creating) an expressed or implied contract. The College reserves the right to modify, change, delete, or add to, as it deems appropriate, the policies, procedures, and other general information in this Catalog.

Accommodations for Students With Disabilities

Requests for academic accommodations can be made by contacting the Disability Services Office at 303.797.5937.

Accommodations for student activities and events will be provided upon request. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in a student activity should notify the Student Affairs Office (303.797.5668) at least three working days prior to the event.

Inquiries or specific complaints of alleged disability-related discrimination or harassment should contact the Human Resources Director, Ms. Angela Williams (303.797.5715) or the Associate Dean of Judicial Affairs and Support Services, Ms. Heather Wilcox (303.797.5674), Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The Law

Arapahoe Community College is a state system community college governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. Board Policy requires the College to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101 226 in Federal law). A copy of this law is on file in the Human Resources Office for your reference. The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program includes:

Code of Conduct

Use, being under the influence, manufacturing, possession, cultivating, distribution, purchase, or sale of alcohol and/or drugs (illegal and/or dangerous or controlled substance) and/or alcohol/drug paraphernalia while on college owned or college controlled property, and/or at any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Note: Although possession and use of marijuana consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited while a student is on college owned or college controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Legal Sanctions

There are legal sanctions for violations of the Code of Conduct. Any student convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state or federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 to $8,000,000 and/or imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.

College Penalties

The College will issue sanctions against students who violate the Code of Conduct. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under student disciplinary policies. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, probation, suspension or expulsion from the College or probation, suspension or termination of employment; and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.

Health Risks

Many health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include: malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth-weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, ability to work and study are also at risk.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program information and counseling resources are through the Student Affairs Office and Human Resources.

Illegal Substances

A controlled substances schedule is on file in the Student Affairs Office (Room M2820). Illegally possessing, using, distributing or manufacturing any narcotic, dangerous drug or controlled substance as classified by federal, state, and local laws or appearing on campus while under the influence of any illegally-obtained narcotic, dangerous or controlled substance is a crime and violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Amendment 64 Information

In November 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution. This amendment changed Colorado law to allow people 21 or over to cultivate, consume and possess limited amounts of marijuana in private, not in public. In light of the public nature of our campuses, any marijuana use or possession on campus would run contrary to this restriction. This amendment does not alter existing policies at Arapahoe Community College prohibiting the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana by students, employees, and all visitors on College property.

Referral Resources

Referrals for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and re-entry programs are available through the Student Affairs Office for students and Human Resources for employees. Individuals may also search online for private and community-based programs as well as telephone directory listings found under "Alcoholism Treatment" and "Drug Abuse Information and Treatment." For more information contact Student Affairs Office at 303.797.5668 or Human Resources at 303.797.5741.

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

In accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003, Arapahoe Community College adheres to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Red Flag Rule (A Red Flag is any pattern, practice, or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft.), which implements Section 114 of the FACTA and to the Colorado Community College System’s Identity Theft Prevention and Detection Program, which is intended to prevent, detect and mitigate identity theft in connection with establishing new covered accounts or an existing covered account held by the Colorado Community College System (System or CCCS) or one of its thirteen (13) community colleges, and to provide for continued administration of the Program. If a transaction is deemed fraudulent, appropriate action will occur. Action may include, but is not limited to, cancelling of the transaction, notifying and cooperating with law enforcement, reporting to the Student Code of Conduct Office, and notifying the affected parties. For more information on FACTA, Red Flag Rules, and Identity Theft Consumer Information, please see the links provided below.

Federal Trade Commission Statute

Red Flag Rules

Identity Theft Consumer Information

Grievance and Appeal Procedures

If you are taking any Arapahoe Community College courses, and you have a complaint about your experience with Arapahoe Community College, you have two options:

1.     You can follow Arapahoe Community College’s process for student complaints, which is located here (http://www.arapahoe.edu/campus-life/student-handbook) or you may also contact the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/) which is Arapahoe Community College’s accrediting agency.

2.     If you are residing outside of Colorado while attending Arapahoe Community College, in many cases you can file a complaint in the state where you are residing.  The following link can provide you with state agencies that manage the student complaint process http://www.sheeo.org.

Before exercising either of the above options, students should be aware that most, if not all, external complaint processes require the student exhaust all of the institution’s internal complaint procedures prior to considering the review of a grievance.

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.or by accessing the Website at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. The College operates under the jurisdiction of the Community Colleges of Colorado. ACC students regularly transfer credits to state colleges and universities within Colorado. Transfer information is available in the Academic Advising Office, Room AM2010.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The Clery Act Disclosure is accessible on the ACC Website: http://www.arapahoe.edu/cleryact. Hard copies also available through the Campus Police Department, Room AM2600.

Sexual assault protocols and victims’ rights provisions are described on the ACC website at http://www.arapahoe.edu/campus-safety/sexual-assault. Victims are encouraged to report. Help is available.

Sex offender information is available at Colorado’s Convicted Sex Offender website: http://sor.state.co.us

Open police logs are available at the Campus Police Department.

The Campus Police Department will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff.

To report crimes, violations, accidents, suspicious persons and incidents to the Campus Police Department, dial extension 5800 from any campus phone or 303.797.5800 from an external phone line. If there is no immediate answer, dial 9-911 from an on-campus phone or 911 from an external line or cell phone.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Arapahoe Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 or 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Arapahoe Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Angela Williams, Human Resources Director, as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Angela Williams, Human Resources Director at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120, telephone 303.797.5715.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

Public Information and the Security of Your Student Records (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 restricts the release of student information to the public without the consent of the student, except for directory information. Directory information includes name, number of credits currently taking or completed, dates of enrollment, major, degrees earned and honors earned. The Solomon Amendment requires institutions receiving federal funds to provide additional directory information that includes address and phone numbers of enrolled students to the US Military. If a student does not wish the College to release the directory information, a Confidential Hold form must be completed and returned to Information Central. A student who has requested restricted release of information cannot perform any personal business with ACC over the phone. These students must conduct all of their business in person. This includes, but is not limited to, using telephone registration and grading, calls from the student’s family, child’s school or daycare, etc. For emergency purposes, contact the Registrar directly at 303.797.5623 for special accommodations. A complete copy of the ACC Student Records Procedures (AP4-40) may be obtained from the Office of Admissions & Records.

Sex Offender Registry

Information concerning persons who are required by Colorado law to register as sex offenders may be obtained from the Littleton Police Department, Records Division, 2255 West Berry Avenue, Littleton, CO 80165, 303.795.3880, or the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department, Records Division, 13101 E. Bronco Pkwy. Blvd., Centennial, CO 80112, 303.795.4780. The Colorado Convicted Sex Offender Website is http://sor.state.co.us.

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including vapor cigarettes, is prohibited in all College buildings as directed by the Governor’s Executive Order D0036 90. Smoking is also prohibited at all doorway entrances. Specified outdoor smoking areas have been indicated on campus maps located around the building. Smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of doorways and buildings.

Student Right-To-Know

In accordance with Title I of Public Law 101-542, information about graduation rates is available on the ACC Website or from the Office of Institutional Research; additional graduation data is also available at the Colorado Department of Higher Education Website.

U.S. Communicable Diseases

On the basis of current information from the American College Health Association, the National Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Health, there are numerous reportable communicable diseases (i.e., measles, Rubella, Varicalla, Hepatitis) which can infect individuals through various methods of contact and can represent a public health threat to the campus community. Accordingly, exclusion from campus academic, social or cultural activities of those individuals who can infect other individuals may be appropriate.

Voter Registration Information

ACC fully supports and advocates that students and staff register to vote. Voter Registration forms are available at the Student Affairs Office, Disability Services Office and the Colorado Secretary of State website at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.html.

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Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Arts AA

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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

Littleton Campus Map

Parker Campus Map

Castle Rock Campus Map

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