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Strategic Plan

ACC Vision - Strategic Plan

ACC’s Strategic Vision 2020 is our strategic plan for “Working as One for a Greater ACC.” Learn more about who we are, who we aspire to be, and how we plan to get there by reading this crucial document.

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ACC’s Vision & Mission

ACC’s Vision

To be the leader in community college education in the state of Colorado.

ACC’s Mission

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

ACC’s Value Proposition

Students will experience academic success and career achievement with personalized attention at ACC.  
ACC makes it possible for everyone to have access to higher education with individualized support, passionate faculty and a welcoming environment.  Our innovative programs utilize hands-on experiences to make learning come alive which enables our diverse community of students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach their goals.

  • Easy to get to locations in Littleton, Parker, Castle Rock and Online
  • One-on-one support
  • Affordable
  • Recognized as a leader in Colorado education

ACC’s Value Statements

Lifelong Learning
We uphold the highest academic standards and support the growth and success of each individual.

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

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

We honor an open dialogue in a safe environment that respects and embraces individual differences.

ACC Student Learning Outcomes

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.

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.

Strategic Directions

Student Success
Provide students with seamless opportunities to achieve educational, professional and personal goals, from inquiry to completion, through meaningful academic and career pathways.

Technology Leadership
Lead through innovative and collaborative use of technology-enhanced teaching and learning integrated, dynamic and accessible systems across all College environments.

Inclusive Culture
Welcome and engage individual differences, committing to collaboration and transparency in communication and decision-making.

Collaborative Partnerships
Forge and enhance mutually beneficial partnerships that promote the vitality and relevance of our curriculum and programs.

Organizational Sustainability
Operate responsively to the needs of our students, staff and community through responsible management of human, physical and fiscal resources.