Motorcycle Training

Abate of Colorado

The Community Education partners with ABATE to offer motorcycle training classes. These courses follow the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum and are taught by instructors from ABATE of Colorado. For all motorcycle classes, helmets, full-fingered gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, as well as sturdy, over the ankle shoes are required for all riding sessions. Loaner helmets are available for use in the class. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Courses meet on the many weekends at Arapahoe Community College. Students who do not cancel within 48 business hours of the course will not receive a tuition refund or date transfer. For class schedule, availability and to pre-register, visit the ABATE website or call ABATE at 303-789-3264.

BASIC RIDER COURSE is a 15-hour course designed for the new rider. Begin with the most basic information on motorcycle controls and operation and continue to include modules on street strategies, obstacle avoidance and braking skills. Motorcycles are provided. The Basic Rider Course is mentally and physically demanding. Be prepared. Recent bicycle riding experience is assumed.

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles accepts successful completion of this class for the skills and written tests for your Motorcycle Endorsement. Proof of successful completion must be taken to the DMV to receive an endorsement. A valid Colorado driver's license or instructional permit is required. Students under 18 years of age must have parent sign a liability waiver prior to the class. The State of Colorado requires individuals less than 18 years of age to hold a motorcycle instructional permit for one year prior to obtaining a full endorsement.

The EXPERIENCED RIDER COURSE is a 6 1/2 hour course, conducted on a Saturday from noon-6:30 p.m. and is designed for the licensed rider with a year or more road experience. The course is conducted on the participant's own motorcycle. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum concentrates on those skills found lacking in the accident-involved rider. This is an accelerated course. Be prepared. You will be tested at the end of the course and can obtain your completion card for license endorsement. A valid motorcycle license is required for enrollment. Participants must provide current registration and proof of insurance. Your motorcycle must be in good running order, have a fresh and fully charged battery, good tires, and good working brakes.

Bikes will be checked as well as a motorcycle endorsement and current insurance card. Without these items, you may not attend the class. For class schedule, availability and to pre-register, visit the ABATE website or call 303.789.3264.

Driver Safety

AARP Smart Driver

This classroom course helps drivers, 50 years and older, refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Pre-registration is required. You may be eligible for an automotive insurance discount by successfully completing this class.

add to cartSat, Feb 16, 9am-1pm                               Littleton Campus
SENR 1010S01-80185          
$15/AARP member or $20/AARP non-member paid to instructor

add to cartSat, Apr 20, 9am-1pm                                Littleton Campus
SENR 1010S02-80186          
$15/AARP member or $20/AARP non-member paid to instructor

Sat, June 22, 9am-1pm                                Littleton Campus
Call 303.797.5722 for more information    
$15/AARP member or $20/AARP non-member paid to instructor

Drone Technology

Introduction to Drones

Greg DePrez
Are you curious about the new technology of drones?  Are you thinking of buying a drone?  Do you have a drone and want to be sure you’re flying legally, safely and responsibly?  Then join our “introduction to drones” class.  We’ll review the drone industry and the amazing ways this technology is being used.  Then we’ll discuss the mechanics of drones and how they’re controlled.  We’ll survey the drones on the market and talk about what to consider when planning a purchase.  We’ll introduce the controlling authority for flying in national airspace, the FAA, and review the key rules and regulations for hobby drone flight. We’ll cover planning safe and ethical missions and wrap up with an introduction to the commercial drone license, which you can prepare to earn through another ACC course. 

Tue/Thu, Feb 19-21, 6-9pm  Littleton Campus
RECR 1001S01- 80197         $95 closed

Introduction to sUAS - Become a sUAS Pilot

Greg DePrez
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS or drone) technology is transforming the face of business and recreation.  The Introduction to sUAS course will give you the skills and knowledge required to pilot drones and access emerging job opportunities. Our hands-on Knowledge-to-Action curriculum, tested and vetted by the State University of New York, gives advanced insight into the business and employment opportunities created by drones. It takes students from learning to fly drones all the way through to preparing for FAA certification. Students learn to fly safely and legally, understand new jobs and business models, prepare to pass the remote pilot knowledge test for FAA certification, and get the most out of their drones. The course fee includes a quadcopter with a camera and a computer flight simulator. Topics covered include, flying multirotor & fixed wing drones, indoor flight training, diverse flight systems, maintenance, safety, insurance, industry applications, emerging technologies, and the latest FAA Policies.

add to cartTue/Thu, Mar 5-21, 6-9:30pm, 3 wks   Littleton Campus
RECR 2001S01-80198                            $1490