Vision, Mission, Statement of Values and Learning Outcomes

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 community.

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.