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An Introduction to Tiny Home Living

Cheryl Coates
What is a tiny home on wheels and off? Are you curious about tiny home living? Why are people choosing to go tiny? Review a brief history of the tiny house movement which is still in its infancy.  And, since the movement is receiving national attention, discuss how we could fit into that still uncharted terrain. Discuss the tiny home trends as expressed by different age groups, family needs, multi-generational dwelling, and individuals in pursuit of their unique lifestyles. Explore design characteristics necessary to envision your tiny home as a functional and alternative way of life.

Wed, Mar 1, 6-8 p.m.                                 Littleton Campus
INDS 1035W02-82365                                        $29 closed

Tiny Home Design Elements

Cheryl Coates
Further direct your visions for your own tiny home by focusing on your individual requirements.  Get an in-depth opportunity and tools to explore design characteristics necessary to envision your home as a functional and comfortable alternative way of life. A couple of the classes will be conducted onsite at a Littleton warehouse facility that builds tiny homes on wheels. 

Sat, Apr 15-May 6, 10 a.m.-noon           Littleton Campus
INDS 1036S01-82437                              $69


Home Buyer Basics

Judy Browne
Learn about the home buying process from start to finish. Start with a review of the current Colorado real estate market and cover a variety of topics, such as: describing your new home, choosing a real estate broker, what to look for when viewing homes, negotiating with sellers, understanding the home inspection process, understanding real estate contracts and forms, and knowing what to expect throughout the process.  Leave the class with the information you need to be an informed home buyer!

Add to CartSat, Apr 8, 10 a.m.-noon                                 Littleton Campus
INDS 1001S01-82438                                               $25

Add to CartThu, May 4, 6-8 p.m.                                         Littleton Campus
INDS 1001S02-82439                                             $25

What You Need to Know to Sell Your Home

Judy Browne
Learn the step by step process to follow when selling your home.  Review pricing strategies, what it costs to sell a home, recommendations for getting your home ready to sell, how to work with buyers and negotiating techniques. We will also review Colorado Real Estate Contracts and forms.  Each student will be offered a free comparative market analysis of their home at the conclusion of the class.

Add to CartSat, Apr 22, 10 a.m.-noon                              Littleton Campus
INDS 1002S01-82440                                             $25

Add to CartThu, May 18, 6-8 p.m.                                      Littleton Campus
INDS 1002S02-82441                                             $25


Basic Electricity for the Homeowner

Gary Troutman
Learn what electricity is and how to handle it safely. Learn why fuses “blow” and when it is safe to work on an electrical circuit. Learn how electricity is generated and distributed, and how it flows throughout your house. Understand the differences between voltage, current, power and energy, and how each is measured. Understand the difference between the current provided by the power company and that delivered by your car battery. Build a simple circuit and perform simple measurements as well as other activities you can do in your home.

Tue, Mar 21-28, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                                    Littleton Campus
INDS 1029W01-82332  closed                  $79, $20 material fee to instructor

Tue, May 2-9, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                                    Littleton Campus
INDS 1029S01-82054   closed                 $79, $20 material fee to instructor


Welding for Homeowners

Household projects got you stumped? Learn basic metalworking and fabrication skills by turning household project ideas into 3-D realities. Spend the first part of the class learning shop and tool safety through an assigned project. Project includes basic metal fabrication techniques: MIG welding, grinders, oxy-acetylene/plasma torch, and the use of a shear. Classes held at Emily Griffith Technical College, 1205 Osage, Denver. No class November 25.

Fri, Jan 13-Feb 17, 3-6 p.m., 6 wks                            EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1214W01-81721                                              $349 closed


Discover Basic Interior Decorating

Pam Smith
Discover ways to spruce up your home and give it that designer look. Learn design fundamentals and how to apply those to your home. Explore color, paint, accessories, lighting, and window treatments, Create your own scaled floor plan with furniture placement. Discover cost effective ways to create the look you love.

Add to CartThu, Apr 6-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks                 Littleton Campus
INDS 1009S01-80500                          $99, $15 material fee to instructor



Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete the following series of courses, or you may take classes individually. You will have one year from initial registration to complete the program. A minimum number of students is required for each class. Classes focus on fresh flower arranging and are taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business. Your instructor will submit your documentation for certification once you've complete all four of the required courses. Students have one year from the first class in the series to complete the certification. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration. 

Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration

Explore how to put flowers together using proven design principles. Get tips on purchasing fresh flowers and caring for flowers from your garden. Discuss the right tools and their care to create beautiful designs in this demonstration class.

Add to CartThu, Mar 2, 6-9 p.m.                                    Littleton Campus
HRTC 1013S01-82449                                    $69

Concepts and Containers

Learn to create arrangements. Discuss styles including traditional, contemporary, oriental, funky, seasonal and special events. Explore color, focal point, pop, texture, volume and size. Make an arrangement to take home, container provided. *Registration deadline Mar 2.

Add to CartThu, Mar 9, 6-9 p.m.                                    Littleton Campus
HRTC 1033W02-82450    $69, $25 material fee to instructor

Creating Style, Shape and Color

Learn to utilize shape and color to create a stylish arrangement for any occasion. Bring your own favorite vase or container and make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline Mar 9.

Add to CartThu, Mar 16, 6-9 p.m.                              Littleton Campus
HRTC 1034W02-82451    $69, $25 material fee to instructor

Arrangement Workshop and Critique        

The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together.  Make an arrangement to take home.*Registration deadline Mar 16.

Add to CartThu, Mar 23, 6-9 p.m.                                     Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035W02-82452              $69, $25 material fee to instructor


Mile High Magic: Plant What Grows in the Rocky Mountain Region

Crystal Oleskevich
Have you experienced frustration gardening in our wonderful climate with our not so wonderful soils? Learn the basics of gardening in the Denver area and the skills necessary to become an enthusiastic gardener. Discuss soils, amendments, appropriate plant material (perennials, annuals, shrubs, vines, trees) both native and non-native. Be prepared with materials and information to better equip you to enjoy successful gardening in the Rockies.

Add to CartThu, Mar 30, 6-9 p.m.                                 Littleton Campus
HRTC 1006S01-80488                                            $59

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

Michael and Linda Harlan
Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. Learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without major capital investment. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars worth of plant material in a single growing season. This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product.

This is a 6-week online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, to register and pay, go to arapahoe.edu/communityed and follow the online links. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction.


Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! 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

  • F03 Nov 16

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

Start Your Own Edible Garden             ONLI 1047      $119
Growing Plants for Fun and Profit       ONLI 2062      $119
Introduction to Interior Design             ONLI 2203      $119


Check out these online training programs in the Green Industry. All coursework is completed online for your convenience.

Certified Air Quality Manager  ONLI 2240 $1,125
Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)   ONLI 2241 $1,325
Weatherization Energy Auditor  ONLI 2242 $1,145
Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS)  ONLI 2243 $1,145

Several of the courses are open-entry. Courses with a firm start date are indicated with the course description. For more information and technical requirements, go to our knowledge base webpage.