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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.

Fri, Aug 21-Oct 9, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks                         EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1214F01-69311 Add to Cart                                                     $289

Fri, Oct 16-Dec 11, 3:30-6 p.m., 8 wks                       EGTC-Osage
ARCR 1214F02-69291 Add to Cart                                                    $289


Basic Home Maintenance and Repair: Fix It Yourself

Brad Smith
As a homeowner, get to know the inner workings of your home to keep it running smoothly. Explore your electrical and plumbing systems and learn a proven planning process for those inevitable home projects, a process which can save time and money whether you do the work or hire it out. Get hands on experience working with tools and materials necessary for electrical and plumbing systems and bring in your project ideas to get expert advice and help to put plans together for success. Lots of handouts and plans are provided.

Sat, Oct 3-10, 8:30 - 1 p.m., 2 wks                       Littleton Campus
INDS 1032F01-69292 Add to Cart                           $99, $20 material fee to instructor


Discover Basic Interior Decorating

Discover six design fundamentals to put into practice now. Sketch a room to scale and create the best floor plan. Discuss architectural elements, color theory, lighting, accessorizing, floor planning, stretching your budget, and furniture style compatibility.

Wed, Oct 7-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks                 Littleton Campus
INDS 1009F01-68148 Add to Cart                        $89, $15 material fee to instructor


Take any of these fun classes and take home a basket, container, or learn what grows in Colorado.


You may view the gardens for no additional fee prior to your class session. Check in at the gift shop and identify yourself as an ACC class participant for that day. Additionally, meet your instructor 10 minutes prior to the class start time in front of the gift shop at the main parking area. Classes are held in the Hudson Residence, a one-story home located northwest of the gift shop.


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 silk and fresh flower arranging. Classes 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. All of these floral design classes are taught at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center.

Special notes about the certificate:

You have one year from initial registration to complete the program and a minimum number of students is required for each class. Your instructor will submit documentation for certification once you’ve complete all four of the required courses. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College and mailed to the address on file from your class registration.

Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration

Crystal Oleskevich
Observe 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. 

Thu, Oct 8, 6-9 p.m.,      The Hudson Gardens and Event Center closed
HRTC 1013F01-68500 Add to Cart      $69

Concepts and Containers

Crystal Oleskevich
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 Oct 2.

Thu,Oct 15, 6-9 p.m.       The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
Add to Cart      $69, $25 material fee to instructor  closed

Creating Style, Shape and Color

Crystal Oleskevich
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 Oct 9.

Thu, Oct 22, 6-9 p.m.      The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1034F01-68502 Add to Cart    $69, $25 material fee to instructor

Arrangement Workshop and Critique

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

Thu, Oct 29, 6-9 p.m.     The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1035F01-68503 Add to Cart $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.

Thu, Oct 1, 6-9 p.m.          The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
HRTC 1006F01-69109 Add to Cart                 $59 closed


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 Chart:

  • F01  Sept 16
  • F02  Oct 14
  • F03  Nov 11
  • F03  Dec 9

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.