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FERPA

ACC keeps an active, cumulative record of every student’s application, correspondence and other important details (e.g., discipline records, Financial Aid records etc.). The Admissions and Records Office keeps the following in the student's file:

  • Name, address, phone number, gender and student number. Students should be sure to keep their address current to ensure that all information sent from ACC reaches them.
  • Educational background: Any high schools or colleges they attended and the transcripts they submitted from those institutions*
  • The student's major and degree expectations
  • Degrees the student has earned
  • The student's college transcript, including the hours they attempted, grades, credits and their dates of enrollment
  • Courses, credits and hours they are currently taking
  • Once the student has been out of attendance for one year, their file is stored under an "inactive" classification. After a period of time, the student's file is archived and later destroyed in accordance with the regulations of the Colorado State Archives.
  • *All transcripts received (high school or college; official or unofficial) become a part of the student's academic record at ACC and may not be reproduced from ACC.

Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Security of Your File

The Admissions and Records Office is responsible for the security of your academic records. Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the information in your file may only be released under specific conditions. As a current or former student of ACC, you have complete access to view your records in compliance with the requirements under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-389 Subsection 513,88 Stat. 571; 29 U.S.C. 1232 q). You may view them upon request at the Admissions and Records Office. If you feel your records contain an error, you may appeal in writing to the Director of Admissions and Records.

The following items will be designated as "Directory Information". ACC may disclose any of this information without prior written consent, unless notified by the student in writing to the contrary by the first official class meeting date of each semester. Directory Information is limited to the current academic year only:

  • Student name
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Most recent educational institution attended

The student's name may be released for graduation listings and lists of special awards, honors and events released to the news media. The student's name and degree may also be released to employers for follow-up graduate surveys.

ACC is not authorized to release (to another institution / organization, or the student) transcripts received from other colleges and universities.

If a student does not wish the College to release the directory information, the student must complete a Confidential Flag form at Information Central at the Littleton Campus. If the student has requested restricted release of information, they cannot perform any personal business with ACC over the phone. The student must conduct all of their business in person or online to protect their privacy. College staff will not be able to assist with telephone transactions of any kind, this includes, but is not limited to, calling for registration assistance, calls from a student's family, their child’s school or daycare, etc.

All other information contained in a student's records is considered private and not open to the public without their written consent. Only the following school officials, because of their official function, have access to this information:

  • A school official
  • A person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position.
  • A person employed by or under contract to the College to perform a special task, such as the attorney or auditor.
  • A student serving on an official committee, such as disciplinary or grievance committee, or who is assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  • Official at another school, college or university where you seek or intend to apply.
  • Official of a Colorado institution that has transfer agreements with ACC and who wishes to contact graduates
  • State or federal education authority
  • Official evaluating your application for financial aid
  • State and/or local official requesting reporting data
  • Organization conducting studies for educational institutions or agencies
  • Accrediting organization
  • Parent of an dependent student (proof of dependency is required)
  • Veterans Administration

Under the following circumstances, ACC may also provide information without your consent:

  • Judicial orders
  • Emergencies, where the information contained in your file is needed to protect your safety, health or welfare, or that of other persons.
  • In compliance with the Solomon Amendment.

A copy of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available in the Admissions and Records Office.

Transcripts

Transcripts

Students must request official transcripts by:

  • Mailing Official Transcript Request form to
  • Admissions and Records,
    Arapahoe Community College
    P.O. Box 9200,
  • Littleton CO 80160-9002;
  • Fax an Official Transcript Request form to 303.797.5970;
  • Go to Information Central to complete an Official Transcript Request form;
  • Fill out the transcript request online at www.arapahoe.edu by accessing myACC

Allow three business days to fill requests. ACC cannot release transcripts if a student has unmet financial obligation at any Colorado Community College System institution. ACC is not authorized to certify or release (to another institution / organization, or the student) transcripts received from other colleges, universities or high schools.

Transfer Transcripts & Credit Evaluations

Transfer Transcripts and Official Credit Evaluations

Students must be admitted to ACC to have a transfer credit evaluation. To have their transcripts evaluated, students must order their official transcripts and have them sent DIRECTLY to ACC from the institution(s) the student attended. Hand-delivered transcripts will not be accepted as official for transfer credit evaluation purposes.

Transfer credit will be examined based on:

  • Course by course, based on the requirements for the student's declared degree or certificate.*
  • Evaluation of the title, description and content of the course being considered for transfer and the course required in the degree or certificate.
  • Credits accepted in transfer from institutions operating on a quarter hour system, will have their credits converted into semester hours. The formula to convert quarter hours to semester hours is: (credit hours x two) / three. For example, a three quarter credit hour course will convert to a two semester credit hour course (3 x 2 = 6; 6 / 3 = 2).
  • The credit value of the required course at ACC must be covered in full by equivalent transfer course credit value. If appropriate based on a review of the title, description and content of the transfer courses, multiple transfer courses may be combined to be considered equivalent to the ACC course.*
  • Generally speaking, a maximum of 45 credits will be accepted in transfer toward degree requirements.*
  • Generally speaking, a maximum of 75% of the credit requirements for a certificate may be satisfied by transfer credit.*
  • A grade of "C-" or better is required for a course to be considered for transfer.*

  • *Please note: some degree or certificate programs may have more restrictive transfer credit evaluation requirements; please contact the Graduation Coordinator / Transcript Evaluator for more information.

  • Students will receive confirmation of their transfer credit evaluation after their transcript(s) is received by ACC. Students can check what courses were transferred in and how they apply to their declared degree or certificate program by accessing DegreeCheck in myACC.

Disability Records

Record of Disability

Documentation of disability provided to the Disability Services office is maintained in a limited-access file. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, all documentation is confidential. A student's educational records maintained by Disability Services will be released under the following circumstances:

  • When other ACC staff or faculty require information from their records for a legitimate educational interest or for the health and safety of the student or others.
  • When the student signs a written request asking Disability Services to release their records to a specific ACC department or person.
  • To off-campus authorities as authorized by law.

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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

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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

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Nurse Aide Courses

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Occupational Safety Technician Courses

Paralegal Courses

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Physical Education Courses

Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

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