Adult Education

GED Preparation

If you are 17 years of age or older, register for these preparation classes which are designed to help you improve skills to complete the online GED exam. Take a free pre-GED test online. Your scores will indicate whether you are ready to take the official test or if you should take a preparation class. You may re-register and pay for these courses each term until you are ready to take the official GED test. The class tuition does not include the official GED Test fee. More information about taking the test is available through the ACC Testing Center or by calling 303.797.5993.

*Books/Materials – Go to Supplies, Books, and Materials page to get the required book and supply information. It is highly recommended that students purchase the TI-30XS calculator that is permitted for use during the official GED test.

Limited GED Course Scholarships are available based on financial need and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Pick up the application form in A1215. Deadline for applying is September 1.

Mathematics and Science for GED

Shelly Stephens
An individualized program of instruction focusing on the Mathematics and Science sections of the exam. Bring a calculator. *Register by Sept 11.

Add to CartMon, Sept 18-Nov 13*, 8:30-11 a.m., 9 wks         Littleton Campus
GEDP 1001F01-68010                                      $159, plus book*

Add to CartTue, Sept 19-Nov 14*, 6-8:30 p.m., 9 wks         Littleton Campus
GEDP 1001F02-68207                                      $159, plus book*

English and Social Studies for GED

Lori Dubetz/Karyl Chalfin
An individualized program of instruction focusing on the Language Arts, Grammar, Reading, and Social Studies sections of the exam. *Register by Sept 11.

Add to CartWed, Sept 20-Nov 15*, 8:30-11 a.m., 9 wks Littleton Campus
GEDP 1002F01-68012                                 $159, plus book*

Add to CartThu, Sept 21-Nov 16*, 6-8:30 p.m., 9 wks Littleton Campus
GEDP 1002F02-68208                                 $159, plus book*

GED Prep Online

These classes are conducted online.

Course Name Course Number Cost
GED Test Prep Five Subjects ONLI 1237 $179
GED Test Prep Math ONLI 1239 $139

Math Refresher

Math Refresher Boot Camp

Staff
Have your math skills grown rusty? Are you anxious about getting a good score on a specific math test? Do you want to help a family member with math? Become more competent in basic arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, percents, problem solving and test taking skills. Refresh or learn basic algebra and geometry. Reduce your anxiety and become gain confidence with math. You can do it!

Add to CartWed, Oct 4-25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 wks          Littleton Campus
PERS 1045F01-68014                                      $129

Online Math Classes

All of these courses are conducted online.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Introduction to Algebra ONLI 1067 $119
Math Refresher ONLI 1146 $119
Medical Math ONLI 2215 $119

Writing and Grammar Refresher

Introduction to Creative Writing

Andrea Mason
Focus on developing your own unique voice through explorations of three genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction. Inclass writing exercises will complement at-home reading and short assignments, to be workshopped weekly in small groups and with the larger class. Students will learn the art of the written and oral critique in addition to developing a body of work as a foundation for later courses. Contact Andrea Mason for information: andrea.mason@arapahoe.edu or (303)797-5857. *No classes Sept 4 or Thanksgiving week.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Aug 21-Dec 6*, 1-2:15 p.m., 16 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004F01-68016                                      $299, plus book

Creative Writing Essentials

Karyl Chalfin
Take those musings, meanderings, scribbled pages, and ideas that float in your head and create a lasting treasure. Discuss plot, character development, dialogue, description, scene, transition,
and point of view. Fine tune writing skills and get feedback to help you grow in a pressure-free environment. Explore writing and see with a writer’s eyes. Share ideas, gain confidence, and
experiment with fiction, poetry, nonfiction and whatever else sparks your interest.

Add to CartMon, Sept 18-Oct 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
WRIT 1010F01-68015                                      $199

Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher

Karyl Chaflin
Are you in need of a refresher for college or to write that report or business letter? Whatever your goals, a grasp of effective writing skills and English grammar is important for writing or speaking. Gain confidence to produce clean, grammatically correct work and to speak correctly whether with an individual or for a group. Discuss and practice English grammar basics such as sentence structure and punctuation. Write for clarity and for your audience. Practice what you learn through online, at home, and in-class exercises.

add to cartWed, July 12-Aug 2, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019M01-59542                              $149, plus book

Add to CartWed, Oct 4-25, 6-8:30 p.m., 4 wks    Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019F01-68018                           $149, plus book

Call for Poets

Kathryn Winograd
No matter your preferred writing genre, take it to a new level through the craft of poetry. W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
The musician Bob Dylan said, “I love like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.” Is that you? Are you ready to live the life of a poet? To explore how dreams, snippets of songs, doodles in a journal, and a highway sign can become poetry? To discover how poetry is the root of all good writing? Explore the art and craft of what is free, formal, and experimental in poetry through writing exercises and discussions. Work toward the creation of a personal poetry chapbook. The instructor, Kathryn Winograd, is a Colorado Book Award winter in Poetry who has taught creative writing for the past 30 years. *No class Thanksgiving week.

Add to CartTue, Sept 5-Dec 12, 5:30-8:15 p.m., 15 wks  Littleton Campus
WRIT 2005F01-68019                                  $199, plus books

Chapter One: The Beginning of the Journey

J. L. Abramo
The importance of the first chapter for the writer and the reader cannot be overemphasized.  If you are considering writing a work of fiction, or non-fiction, and have had trouble getting it going—we will look at ways to help kick-start the process.  If you have started on a book, we will examine how your first chapter serves to move you forward—and look at how well Chapter One succeeds in persuading readers to keep turning pages.  Creativity is a journey of exploration and discovery.  An urge, a drive, a need to express ourselves in a manner which can be experienced by the senses—seen, heard, touched.  As with all journeys, there must be a starting point—the first dance step, the first musical note, the first brush stroke, the first chapter.  To learn more about the instructor go to www.jlabramo.com

Add to CartThu, Sep 21-Oct 26, 3-5 p.m., 6 wks             Littleton Campus
WRIT 2019F01-68226                                            $189

Add to CartThu, Sep 21-Oct 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
WRIT 2019F02-68227                                       $189

Introduction to Creative Writing - An Online Course

Monica Fuglei
Focus on the Great Books. This Introduction to Creative Writing course provides the opportunity to learn the basics of creative writing that apply to all genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. Learn how to create powerful voice and style in your writing, dynamic characters, vivid settings, language infused with imagery and concrete, sensory language. Try your hand at writing short
fiction and flash nonfiction, poetry and the ten-minute play. This class will involve you in reading and technique discussions as well as peer critiques in an online platform. Contact Monica Fuglei for information: Monica.Fuglei@arapahoe.edu. or (303) 797-5826.

Add to CartOnline only. Aug 21-Dec 12, 16 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 2004F02-68017                               $299, plus book

Travel Writing Online

Learn how to translate what is seen, heard, tasted, touched, smelled and felt (intuitively and physically) into publishable articles and books. Discover the writing styles and methods needed to sell material in today’s competitive market (including the how-to’s of technical aspects of lead paragraphs, descriptive passages and the uses of interviews, quotes and facts). By the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to write for the travel market.

This is a 6-week, 24 hour online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction. Register now.

Technical Writing Certificate Online

This program is geared towards anyone seeking professional career training in technical writing. Within the program, you will learn research methods, audience considerations, various writing styles, drafting and revision techniques, working in a collaborative environment, and more. Explore a variety of media and formats. You will learn about the different writing standards for websites, emails, proposals, and technical instructions. All textbooks and materials are included with the cost of the program. Learn job hunting and resume writing skills to help you find gainful employment, in addition to creating your professional writing portfolio with samples of work created throughout the program.

This 80 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program. Cost is $1,795. Register now.

Other Online Writing Options

Work at your own pace and still get help! Try an online writing class. These classes provide good and relevant information for your writing career or hobby and at a great value.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Writing Young Adult Fiction ONLI 1100 $119
Writing for Children ONLI 1113 $119
The Craft of Magazine Writing ONLI 1061 $119
Mystery Writing ONLI 1114 $119
Introduction to Screenwriting ONLI 1191 $119
Write Your Life Story ONLI 1115 $119
Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book ONLI 1029 $119
Essentials and Publishing - Course Name Cours Number Cost
Writing Essentials ONLI 1055 $119
Grammar Refresher ONLI 1060 $119
Writeriffic: Creativity Training For Writers ONLI 1062 $119
Research Methods for Writers ONLI 1065 $119
Fundamentals of Technical Writing ONLI 1066 $119
Introduction to Journaling ONLI 1097 $119
Beginning Writer’s Workshop ONLI 1110 $119
The Keys to Effective Editing ONLI 1112 $119
Write Like a Pro ONLI 1119 $119
Advanced Fiction Writing ONLI 1176 $119
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published ONLI 1116 $119
Introduction to Internet Writing Markets ONLI 1122 $119
Publish and Sell Your e-books ONLI 1202 $119