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Fall 2020 Campus and Course Information
Fall Return to Campus Plan
As we plan for Fall 2020 at ACC, our primary goals are to provide you with the best education possible while keeping our ACC community safe.
Limited in-person Student Services will be available the week of Aug. 10 -14.
Littleton Campus Mon-Fri 8am -5pm
Art & Design Campus Mon-Thurs 8am -4:30pm
Parker and Sturm Campuses Mon-Thur 8am -5pm
Please remember that the circumstances regarding COVID-19 are ever-changing, and so plans may continue to change as we get into August, as well as during the semester. We are working under the guidance of the Department of Higher Education's Planning for Return to Campus During COVID-19 Guidelines.
Have questions about the Fall semester that we don't answer below. Join us for one of our drop-in Q & A sessions.
Registering for Fall Classes
Thank you for your patience as we prepare for Fall 2020 with your education, career and safety in mind. ACC will be offering in-person courses, remote, virtual and online courses. All of these options are explained in detail below and how you can identify the type of course in the course schedule.
- If you already registered, please check your schedule and confirm that the way your courses will be delivered will work for your needs. If it does not work, please switch to a different section as soon as possible to guarantee your spot in your preferred course option.
- If you still need to register, please go into Navigate and register for Fall courses by following your academic plan or schedule a virtual or phone meeting (in Navigate) with your academic advisor if you need help. Check out this Navigate step by step instruction video.
- Make a plan to pay your tuition. You will be dropped from your courses on August 4 if you registered prior to July 15 and have not done one of the following:
- Enrolled in a payment plan. Enroll by August 26 with 30% down.
- Submitted a FAFSA. Check myACC for any needed documentation and to confirm you have been awarded. If you have not yet done your FAFSA – do it TODAY or as soon as possible and in the meantime, start a payment plan. When and if your aid is awarded, it will be refund to you. See Financial Aid for assistance and details.
- Established a third-party who will be paying your tuition.
You can see your bill in myACC after you are registered for courses.
Course Types and Registration information
|Course Type||Description||Registration Info||Tuition Rate|
|On Campus 50%, Includes In Person sessions||Half of the course is delivered in-person on campus (and/or at a clinical site) and the other half of the content is delivered online, not in real time. Online content should be completed within the deadlines set by the instructor.
*Students last name A-K attend first class session, last name L-Z attend second class session, alternating as the course progresses.
|No change. Course will have a day & time with a classroom location.||On Campus tuition rate|
|Virtual Real Time||All of the class content is delivered online in real time via video conferencing tools such as WebEx, Zoom, etc. Specific meeting times will align with the course schedule. The instructor sets the pace of the course via deadlines for discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc.||Classroom will be named VIRTUAL, days/times will be listed.||On Campus tuition rate|
|Remote Any Time||All of the class content is delivered online, not in real time. Online content can be completed at any time within the deadlines set by the instructor. Optional real time video conferencing sessions may be available at a variety of times. The instructor sets the pace of the course via deadlines for discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc.||Classroom will be named REMOTE, no specific day or time will be listed||On Campus tuition rate|
|Online Courses||Online courses provide a way to attend class at your convenience, rather than coming to campus at an assigned time. Courses require participation in online discussions, assignments, and online tests. The instructor sets the pace of the course via deadlines Traditional delivery of fully online courses with no requirement to meet in person.||
No change. Registration will say ACC Online or CCC Online.
|Online tuition rate|
As further health and safety guidelines are announced, ACC will offer courses to reflect the most current guidance to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
Safety and COVID-19 Response
When you to return to campus, you will notice many changes have taken place in order to ensure the safety, health and well-being guidelines recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, the Center for Disease Control, Tri-County Health Department, the Governor’s Office, and other state and local experts.
Before you may come to campus, please review the ACC Wellbeing & Safety Protocol.
We expect all students and staff to conduct daily self-screening prior to coming to campus. Each day take your temperature before leaving your home. If your temperature is over 100.4 you may not come to campus. You should contact your physician or local health department for further instructions. Also, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home and do not come to campus. You may return to campus only after you are symptom-free and with a temperature below 100.4.
If you are going to be absent from class, please let your faculty/instructor know.
Wearing a Mask / Facial Covering
All ACC students and staff are required to wear an appropriate facial covering when in any public space or when interacting with another person(s). We will have facial coverings available at each campus in case someone forgets to bring one or cannot provide their own. Contact our Dean of Students Office (askhr [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (HR) for employees) to request an exemption based due to disability or health issue.
Entering a Campus Building
Each campus building (on all ACC campuses) will have a designated entrance and all other doors will be locked. Follow signage when you arrive.
While on any of ACC's campuses, practice appropriate social distancing (6ft spacing and no more than 10 people gathering together in a public area). We are looking at classroom sizes and other gathering spaces and rearranging or removing furniture as needed to follow public health guidance around social distancing, room capacity, movement within classrooms and hallways, etc.
Signage & Awareness
ACC has developed signage to clearly communicate our expectations regarding social distancing, face coverings, and other measures that have been shown to help slow transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Cleaning & Sanitizing
We have cleaning supplies, such as disinfecting spray and paper towels, available for students and staff to sanitize any area they use. Wash your hands regularly and/or utilize the hand sanitizer stations available on each campus.
ACC has installed plexiglass barriers in areas where students and staff frequently interact.
Ongoing Monitoring of Guidance from Health Organizations
As we continue to navigate this unprecedented global COVID-19 existence, CCCS presidents and executive staff, and ACC key personnel continue to talk daily to review current status and discuss plans for moving forward in light of new information and/or directives from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, the Center for Disease Control, Tri-County Health Department, the Governor’s Office, and other state and local experts.
Your safety is our priority. If we determine it is no longer in the best interest for the safety of the ACC community to keep our campuses open, we will implement plans to finish the fall semester remotely.
We know you have many questions about the Fall semester. We're here to help. Read our frequently asked questions.
How will courses be offered?
We are offering Fall 2020 courses:
- On Campus 50%
- Virtual Real Time
- Remote Any Time
Check out the table above to learn more about each offering type and decide which works for you.
Why Only 50% in a Classroom?
By limiting the time you are on an ACC campus, we are able to help ensure a safer space for everyone. This helps us provide enough space for social distancing, but also enough openings in a class for you to get into the courses you need to graduate. It is also in accordance to the Governor's and multiple health organizations' guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What is ACC Doing for Safety and Well-being?
We are continuously monitoring and discussing the best possible options to keep our community safe, while ensuring quality education for our students. We installed plexiglass partitions around campus, provide sanitizing and cleaning products, limited in-person class sizes to allow for social distancing, increased our cleaning protocols, require masks / facial coverings and social distancing (and will provide for those that need them), and continue to update our procedures based on the latest recommendations.
I Don't Want to Wear A Mask. What are my Options?
If you do not want to wear a mask, taking an online, virtual or remote course would be your best option. If you cannot wear a mask / facial covering, contact our Disability Access Services office to ask about an exemption (for medical / disability needs).
Will ACC Still Offer Academic Support and Tutoring?
Of course. Some of our staff are working at an ACC campus and the rest are available by phone, email, or video chat (Zoom, WebEx, etc.). Student success is our first priority. Check out the webpage for the service you need to schedule an appointment.
Should I Report My Travel?
To help manage the health of our community, ACC is asking you to report if you plan to travel out of Colorado or out of the country by using this online form. Upon return from travel destinations, students are not permitted to return to campus for 14 days. Please help keep ACC as safe as possible.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dean of Students Office if you have questions.
Why do online courses cost more?
When the Colorado Community College System originally developed online courses, the costs reflected the online technology to teach effectively online and the learning management system. This resulted in tuition per credit costs that were (and continue to be) higher than in person course tuition. The higher tuition supports the technology infrastructure needed to offer quality online education
How do I Know Which Day to Come to my 50% In Person Class?
In general, we have designed these classes to have students with last names that start with A-K come the first day of the class each week and those whose last names start with L-Z come the second class time each week. If your class meets weekly, you may only be on campus every other week. This may vary based on the class and the number of students in each class. Instructors will contact you the week of August 17 to confirm the days you'll be coming to campus.
Why Can't I See my Classes in D2L?
D2L courses become available the first day of class. Prior to the start date, you will not see the link for D2L. Please use Detailed Scheduled under the Registration Tools in myACC to confirm your schedule and plan to login to D2L on the start date for each of your classes.
How Can I Get My Textbook(s)?
Now is the time to purchase your textbooks and supplies for the Fall semester from the Bookstore! You’ll find everything you need and safe shopping online or in person. Please remember to observe the ACC COVID-19 guidelines when coming to campus.
Ways to Shop
- Ship it to you: Order on the arapahoeShop.com website.
- Limited Contact Order Pick-Up: Order on the arapahoeShop.com website and choose Limited Contact Order Pick Up during checkout.
- After your order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with pick up instructions.
- Limited contact order pick up will be available at the Littleton Campus in the Main Building Summit Room. You’ll use the exterior doors from the West Patio. Pick-up will be available Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm, starting August 10. Your 'pick up' email will let you know when to make your appointment on Navigate.
- In-Store Shopping: The Bookstore on the Littleton Campus will be open, starting August 10, Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm, Friday 8am to 4pm. The number of people permitted in the store will be limited to ensure proper social distancing. Ordering your textbooks and supplies online for home delivery or limited contact pick up should be your first choices. The Bookstore will be ready to help you with questions or supplies if you forgot to order something, make a class change or need to make a return.
Purchasing Books Using Financial Aid
Students who have been awarded financial aid for 20-21 can order books and supplies August 7 - August 12 and charge their books to their account at ACC. Your financial aid funds must cover your balance and your textbooks and supplies. You can use Ship to Home, Limited Contact Pick up or purchase in store. You can check your financial aid balance in myACC or on the Bookstore website.
Parker and Sturm Collaboration Campus Students
We encourage you to order at arapahoeShop.com and choose Ship To you. Free shipping on orders over $100 with Regular Ground shipping. Otherwise, items will be delivered to those campuses who will contact you with pick-up information.
Why do I still have to pay the Health & Wellness Fee?
The Health and Wellness fee is a $9.85 per semester, student fee that supports the Fitness Center and mental health counseling available through ACC. This fee was a student led initiative in 2013 as the Fitness Center was previous only available for paying members, and ACC only had limited mental health counseling for students. Regardless of a student’s ability to access our campuses, these services are still available for all students. Students can make a confidential phone or virtual appointment with a licensed mental health therapist by calling the ACC Dean of Students Office at 303.797.5730 or email acc [dot] dos [at] arapahoe [dot] edu">acc [dot] dos [at] arapahoe [dot] edu. The Fitness Center has created several online resources for students to access to support at-home wellness, and at this time, there is limited access available to the Fitness Center by appointment only by calling 303.797.5850 to schedule.
COVID-19 Positive Test & Exposure Reporting
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please report your status using the online form below. You can also use this form to report that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but have not been tested.
Student Exposure Form
Students are also required to report international and domestic travel. Upon return from travel destinations, students are not permitted to return to campus for 14 days. Please help keep ACC as safe as possible.
Students may call the Dean of Students office at 303.797.5730. Students should also directly notify instructors of each course and make arrangements for coursework.
*During the 2020-21 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year.