Essential Skills

Career Readiness

2020 Career Readiness: Soft Skills in Demand

Pattie Gibson
The “Skills Gap” is real in today’s customer-oriented workplace. While technical or hard skills will differ by job description and industry, there are some universal soft skills that everyone needs to do well in order to succeed in their chosen careers—be they STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) or non-technical occupations. These skills include all aspects of the work setting – completing projects and commitments as promised, showing up to work on time, being kind to others, listening well, and solving problems in a timely, fair and effective manner. Worker behaviors and attitudes that go against thoughtfulness, logic, meeting commitments, and efficiency get in the way of good business. Therefore, when soft skills complement on-the-job technical skills, it gets you noticed, appreciated and promoted.

add to cartFri, Mar 1, 1-5pm and Sat, Mar 2, 9am-4pm., 2 sessions      Littleton Campus
BUSI 1072S01- 80225                     $199, includes text book

Computer and Smartphone Skills

Computer Basics for Laptop and Desktop Devices

Jon Rager
If you have little or no experience with personal computers and want to learn the basics this class is perfect for you. Explore the main components of a typical computer system and the basic elements of the Windows interface. Navigate in Windows Explorer, organize files and folders, search for items on a computer, and personalize Windows. Learn to use an Internet browser and explore tips for routine maintenance. Computers provided.

add to cartTue/Thu, Mar 19-28, 6-9pm, 2 sessions  Littleton Campus
COMP 1001S01-80007                      $129, includes manual

Get the Most from Your Android Devices Hands-on

Jon Rager
Bring your device (tablet, smartphone) and get the assistance you need to use your electronic tool to the fullest! Learn to navigate your device, discover the world of apps for navigation, entertainment, work productivity, photography, and more. Explore security and safety features to keep your data safe. Learn to network your device and even talk to your computer.

add to cartTue/Thu, May 14-23, 6-8pm, 2 wks       Littleton Campus
COMP 1040S01-80008                        $109

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Keyboarding ONLI 1022 $129
Introduction to PC Troubleshooting ONLI 1214 $129
Introduction to Windows 10 ONLI 2029 $129

 

English as a Second Language

Orientation Session

All new students must attend an orientation session before registering for classes. This session will consist of a placement assessment and overview of the English as a Second Language program at ACC. The orientation sessions for spring are:

  • Wednesday, January 16 at 10am or 6pm
  • Thursday, January 17 at 10am or 6pm
  • Friday,  January 18 at 10am or 6pm
  • Wednesday, January 23 at 10am or 6pm
  • Thursday, January 24 at 10am and 6pm
  • Friday, January 25 at 10am and 6pm

English as a Second Language classes are 10 weeks. Classes begin February 4 and end April 18, 2019. Classes are held two days a week for two hour sessions. Classes will not be held the week of March 18 due to Spring Break.

Beginning English as a Second Language

Instructor TBD
For beginners who speak little English. Learn to speak, read and begin to write in the English language. Discover fun facts about Colorado while you learn.

Mon/Wed, Feb 4-Apr 17, 9:30-11:30am, 10 wks    Littleton Campus
LANG 1004S01-80201                                   $185, plus book

Tue/Thu, Feb 5-Apr 18, 6:30-8:30pm, 10 wks         Littleton Campus
LANG 1004S02-80202                                   $185, plus book

Intermediate English as a Second Language

Instructor TBD
If you have completed Beginning English as a Second Language or if you can speak and read English at the 4th grade level, this is the appropriate class for you.

Mon/Wed, Feb 4-Apr 17, 9:30 -11:30am, 10 wks  Littleton Campus
LANG 1005S01-80203                                   $185, plus book

Tue/Thu, Feb 5-Apr 18, 6:30-8:30pm, 10 wks      Littleton Campus
LANG 1005S02-80204                                   $185, plus book

Advanced English as a Second Language

Instructor TBD
Get more confident in your reading, writing, and conversational skills. This is a continuation of Intermediate English as a Second Language or you may obtain permission from the instructor.

Mon/Wed, Feb 4-Apr 17, 9:30 -11:30am, 10 wks  Littleton Campus
LANG 1006S01-80205                                   $185, plus book

Tue/Thu, Feb 5-Apr 18, 6:30-8:30pm, 10 wks      Littleton Campus
LANG 1006S02-80206                                 $185, plus book

College Prep - English as a Second Language

Instructor TBD

add to cartMon/Wed, Feb 4-Apr 17, 9:30 -11:30am, 10 wks  Littleton Campus
LANG 1007S01-80210                                   $185, plus book

add to cartTue/Thu, Feb 5-Apr 18, 6:30-8:30pm, 10 wks      Littleton Campus
LANG 1007S02-80211                             $185, plus book

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Writing for ESL ONLI 1105 $129
Grammar for ESL ONLI 1106 $129

 

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. Practice tests are available online at GED.com for $6 per subject and $24 for all five. Your scores will indicate whether you are ready to take the official test or if you should take a preparation class. You may re-enroll 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 online at GED.com or through the ACC Testing Center at 303.797.5993.

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-served basis. Pick up the application form in A1215.

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.

add to cartMon, Feb 4-Apr 15, 8:30-11am, 9 wks         Littleton Campus
GEDP 1001S01-80010                                  $115, plus book

add to cartTue, Feb 5-Apr 16, 6-8;30pm, 9 wks         Littleton Campus
GEDP 1001S02-80011                             $115, plus book

English and Social Studies for GED

Lori Dubetz/Zachary Clark
An individualized program of instruction focusing on the Language Arts, Grammar, Reading, and Social Studies sections of the exam. *Register by September 10.

add to cartWed, Feb 6-Apr 17, 8:30-11am, 9 wks         Littleton Campus
GEDP 1002S01-80012                                 $115, plus book

add to cartThu, Feb 7-Apr 18, 6-8:30pm., 9 wks       Littleton Campus
GEDP 1002S02-80013                                   $115, plus book

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
GED Test Prep Five Subjects ONLI 1237 $129
GED Test Prep Math ONLI 1239 $129

 

Math Refresher

Math Skills Refresher

Instructor TBD
Have your math skills grown rusty? Are you anxious about getting a good score on the college math placement test?  Was your score not what you hoped it would be? Become more competent in basic arithmetic operations, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, problem solving and test taking skills. Reduce your anxiety and gain confidence with math. You can do it!

add to cartTue, Feb 5-Mar 5, 6:30-8:30pm, 5 wks   Littleton Campus
MATH 1001S01-80200                              $69

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Introduction to Algebra ONLI 1067 $129
Math Refresher ONLI 1146 $129
Medical Math ONLI 2215 $129

 

Writing, Grammar, and Communication

Writing Skills and Grammar Refresher

Karyl Chalfin
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 cartThu, Apr 4-25, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks          Littleton Campus
WRIT 1019S01-80014                                  $99, plus book

You Can Write! Develop Your Business Skills

Kim Larson-Cooney
Discover best practices professionals use to write clear, concise, business documents, including email, memos, letters, reports, and social media copy. Whether you respond to an irate customer or create a report for your boss, a structured approach to writing makes communication more effective. Learn proven strategies which guide your reader through written content to secure your desired outcome. Review common grammar issues to confidently present written ideas through this hands-on class.

add to cartWed, Jan 30-Feb 27, 6-8:30 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
WRIT 1020S01-80016                                      $119

The Miracle of Communication – Respecting and Enjoying Communication Skills

Keith Brown
Five 3-hour hands-on modules designed to help Adult Learners better appreciate, understand, and apply interpersonal communication skills. Topics include objective and subjective meanings of words, emotional and intellectual filters in comprehending ourselves and others, assumptions, habits, the impact of training and experience, non-verbal signals, self-talk, and how strong communication skills can contribute to effective leadership. Group exercises and discussion help formulate concepts which are then applied to both workplace and personal relationships.

add to cartTue, Feb 5-Mar 5, 6-9 p.m., 5 wks                 Littleton Campus
BUSI 1071S01- 80017                                        $149

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 instructional hours, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Writing Essentials ONLI 1055 $129
Grammar Refresher ONLI 1060 $129
Write Like a Pro ONLI 1119 $129