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FIND A CAREER

Find a Job Series: The Clues To Finding Your Best Job Ever! 

If you are still looking for work or are “underemployed,” this series of classes will get you on the right track! Not getting responses to your resumes? Getting interviews but not getting job offers? Confused about the role of social media in the search? It’s easier than you think. Uncover the clues! One student in a previous class doubled her salary on the very next job she landed by applying these skills. Watch Linda's How To Find Hidden Jobs Video!

Find a Job Series Part I: Where Are the Jobs and How Do I Find Them?

Linda Sorrento
Most jobs are “hidden.” Discover where you can find them—now! Accelerate your search with low and high-tech job search strategies with skills you already have! Social Media: LinkedIn (Connections and Groups) are powerful tools for your search. Create a LinkedIn profile or improve the one you already have. Bring your laptop if you have one or work on the one in class with coaching from the instructor. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn or check out her blog to get more tips!

Tue, Oct 21, 6-8 p.m.     Littleton Campus
BUSI 2013F01-68885              $59

Find a Job Series Part II: Clues to Your Resume Makeover

Linda Sorrento
Have you been putting off revising your resume? Focus and get it done. Tailor it to represent you. Discover free online electronic portfolios and why this can give you an edge. Learn a simple technique that will save you time and impress the employer with a cover letter. Discover how to distribute your resume effectively. Bring a current resume if you have one (either print or electronic version) or you can start from scratch! Connect with Linda on LinkedIn or check out her blog to get more tips!

Tue, Oct 28, 6-8 p.m.     Littleton Campus
BUSI 2014F01-68886             $59

Find a Job Series Part III: Clues to Hitting a Home Run On Interview and Follow-Up Strategies

Linda Sorrento
Examine tough questions and how to answer them. Discuss and prepare for commonly used “behavioral” questions. Discover questions to ask and ones to avoid. Learn to handle one on one and group interviews. Explore the organization, prepare what to say, to do, and to wear. Present your best self. Follow-up is key and goes beyond thank you notes, both email and snail mail. Prepare for salary negotiations so you are not leaving money on the table. If you didn’t get the job—what do you do now? Discover a simple technique not used by most applicants that works! Connect with Linda on LinkedIn or check out her blog to get more tips!

Tue, Nov 4, 6-8 p.m.     Littleton Campus
BUSI 2015F01-68887            $59

TRAVEL WRITING

How to be a Travel Writer: The Easy Way

Ron Stern
Stay in the best hotels, eat the finest foods, and experience VIP treatment - all for free! Learn inside information as a travel writer in this fast-track career. Use the Internet to explore free trips. Find the best sites for writers. Build a media contact list, obtain assignments, approach airlines for free airfare, conduct interviews, create a portfolio, take photos that sell, and more. *$25 optional book fee.

Wed, Oct 1, 6-8 p.m.     Littleton Campus closed
TRVL 1008F01-68047             $49

Hottest Travel Careers

Ron Stern
Discover one of the biggest and fastest growing businesses. Make $$ as a P/T or F/T home-based travel agent. Travel and live for free arranging group tours or teaching English. Cruise inexpensively while teaching what you love. Make money and see the world as a tour director. Learn how others will pay your way to write about travel and take interesting photos. *Optional book fee of $10 is for Ron’s “Getting Hired” booklet.

Mon, Nov 3, 6-8 p.m.     Littleton Campus
TRVL 1013F01-68046             $49*

VOICE OVER

Voice-Overs: NOW is YOUR Time!

Mike Rosen
In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, discover how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. Start a business that you can handle on your own terms with practically no overhead. And NOW is the best time to make this happen, as new companies are looking for new voices like never before.  This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!

Tue, Oct 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.     Littleton Campus
BUSI 1019F01-68040                        $54

MEDIATION

Becoming a Professional Mediator

Trish Elledge
Calling all coaches, trainers, speakers, entrepreneurs, counselors, consultants, career re-inventors and retirees! Learn about the burgeoning field of professional mediation, how it can serve as a valuable skill set to incorporate into your career path and life. Gain a thorough introduction to the mediation world and learn what it really takes to become a successful six-figure mediator, what a day in the life of a professional mediator is like, the pros and cons of the field, job opportunities, training requirements, training resources, and more.

Mon, Sept 15, 6:30-9 p.m.             Littleton Campus
BUSI 1032F01-68117      $49, $5 material fee to instructor

Basic Mediation Certificate

Trish Elledge
With more courts ordering litigants to mediation, corporations implementing internal dispute resolution systems, and neighborhood associations realizing the long-term benefits of amicably resolving disputes among neighbors, the field of professional mediation has finally created an identity of its own. Be exposed to the core competencies of the mediation process, and be able to absorb and immediately apply each skill in a step-by-step process. Be transformed into a skilled, experienced, and confident mediator. This intensive 40-hour basic mediation training course meets the voluntary minimum training guidelines for most mediation organizations across the U.S., U.K. and Canada, including the International Alliance of Certified Professional Mediators (IACPM) and, locally, the Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC). Certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the full 40 hours of training.                                                       

Fri and Sat, Oct 10/11,17/18, 9-5 p.m. and
Sun, Oct 12/19, 10-3 p.m.,2 wks                       Littleton Campus

BUSI 1001F01-68118                          $799, $25 material fee to instructor

RN REFRESHER

Check out our RN Refresher Program and update your skills to get a job as a nurse. For information, call 303.734.3701.

Want to get back into nursing? The Refresher Program is designed for RNs who have been away from the nursing workforce and would like to update their nursing knowledge and review clinical skills in preparation for re-entry into active practice. These intensive courses are offered 2 times per year - summer and spring - and include classroom and online theory, skills lab, and practical experience.

Call 303-734-3701 or e-mail workforce@arapahoe.edu for more information regarding the application process and upcoming dates.

MANAGE EVENTS

Event Management Certification Program

Become an Event Manager Generalist or Specialist! Fast Track evening programming for working adults. Program approved by the Colorado Festival and Events Association. Classes held at the ACC Parker Campus.

Choose from 3-week programs:

  • Hotel Event Specialist
  • Wedding Event Specialist
  • Convention Event Specialist
  • Event Manger Entrepreneur
  • Non-Profit Event Specialist

Call 303-734-3701 for more information or e-mail: workforce@arapahoe.edu
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FREE INFORMATION SEMINAR

Medical Billing Program

Learn more about this growing field. Call 303.734.3701 for more information or to make a reservation.

GET TRAINED! GET A JOB!

Discover dozens of in-depth, fast track, training programs for which you will receive a certificate upon successful completion. These programs will enhance your job prospects. Work with a career counselor to help guide your transition from the classroom to the workplace. All materials, workbooks, and software are part of the course fee. Payment plans are available.

Online certificate training programs are available in:

For more information follow the online links.

ONLINE CAREER CLASSES

Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! Ask us how to try the first lesson of a course for FREE! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

 Section Numbers Chart:

  • F01  Sept 17
  • F02  Oct 15
  • F03  Nov 12
  • F04  Dec 17

For all online courses: remember to include course number (below), section number (above), course title and course start date when registering and completing your registration form.

GENERALSECTION #COST
Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career SuccessONLI 1144$119

CATERING
  
Secrets of the CatererONLI 1001$119

VETERINARY
  
Become a Veterinary AssistantONLI 1003$119
Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine ReproductionONLI 2075$119
Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical SkillsONLI 2076$119

HEALTH
  
Explore a Career in a Dental OfficeONLI 2054$119
Become a Physical Therapy AideONLI 2074$119
Explore a Career in Medical TranscriptionONLI 2078$119
Become an Optical AssistantONLI 2098$119
Explore Career in Medical CodingONLI 2101$119
Explore a Career Administrative Medical AssistantONLI 1053$119
HIPAA ComplianceONLI 2077$119
Medical Terminology: A Word Association ApproachONLI 2080$119

TRAVEL
  
Get Paid to TravelONLI 1141$119