Business

Business Start-Up

Entrepreneurs in Colorado! How to Get Started

Are you an entrepreneur? Explore the pre-startup and startup steps to build your business on a firm foundation. Avoid the pitfalls that cause so many businesses to fail and protect your personal assets. Receive a Colorado Business Resource Guide and discover where to find reliable business information.

Wed, Oct 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.         Littleton Campus
BUSI 1024F01-68056         $59, $5 material fee to instructor closed

Make a Difference as a Social Entrepreneur

Learn the ways entrepreneurs are contributing to making a difference in the world through their company or non-profit. Business can be about more than profit. Leading entrepreneurial companies recognize their ability to achieve social goals and earn money at the same time.

Wed, Oct 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.         Littleton Campus
BUSI 1005F01-68057         $59, $5 material fee to instructor closed

Online Options

Course Name Course Number Cost
Start Your Own Small Business ONLI 2082 $119
Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business ONLI 1005 $119
Start a Consulting Practice ONLI 1006 $119
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring ONLI 1089 $119
Marketing Your Business on the Internet ONLI 1132 $119
Creating a Successful Business Plan ONLI 1131 $119
Mastery of Business Fundamentals ONLI 1082 $119
Purchasing Fundamentals ONLI 1084 $119
Introduction to Business Analysis ONLI 1086 $119

Communication and Management

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Patricia Addesso
If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this class will help you be successful in that role by learning the language of management. Learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees, and explore how to influence and direct other people’s performance. Finally, learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

This course is preapproved for professional development units through PMI and has been reviewed by a project management professional (PMP) to ensure that it meets PMI’s expectations for professional development in project management.

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

Project Management Online

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

Course Name Course Number Cost
Total Quality Fundamentals ONLI 1181 $119
Six Sigma: Total Quality Application ONLI 1182 $119
Distribution and Logistics Management ONLI 1087 $119
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals ONLI 1088 $119
PMP Certification Preparation 1 ONLI 2052 $129
PMP Certification Preparation 2 ONLI 2053 $129
High Speed Project Management ONLI 1074 $119
Project Management Fundamentals ONLI 1076 $119
Project Management Applications ONLI 1077 $119

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO Certificate

SEO is a crucial part of marketing skills set and can multiply your reach to customers. SEO helps people find your website, increases your brand, improves your sales, and impacts the heart of your business – your customers! Get the skills to help your business succeed or earn the skills to help you be a valuable employee to the business CEO.

SEO 101 Overview – Part 1 of the 3-part SEO Certificate

Google uses more than 200 parameters to decide which websites get to the top of the search engine ranking. In this fun and engaging class on search engine optimization (SEO), you’ll learn about the basic components of SEO, including: keyword research, optimized content, metatags, links building, and more. You’ll also find out how to use different metrics to track your “before and after” SEO results.

Fri, Sept 15, 9 a.m. – noon          Littleton Campus
COMP 1027F01-68069                $69 closed

Thu, Nov 2, 6-9 p.m.                  Littleton Campus
COMP 1027F02-68070                $69 closed

SEO Writing – Part 2 of the 3-part SEO Certificate

Creating website content that’s appealing to visitors and search engines is an art and a science. In this fun and engaging class, you’ll learn how to plan and organize a page, how to write for SEO, how to line-edit for SEO, and how to get your work approved by different stakeholders. You’ll also learn how to perform in-depth keyword research and how to choose high-impact pages to optimize.

Fri, Sept 22, 9 a.m. – noon          Littleton Campus
COMP 1028F01-68071                $69 closed

Thu, Nov 9, 6-9 p.m.                  Littleton Campus
COMP 1028F02-68072                $69 closed

Advanced SEO – Part 3 SEO Certificate

In this advanced SEO class, you’ll learn how to assess the SEO health and performance of a website, how to perform a competitive assessment for SEO, and how to build links into a website. You’ll also learn how to bid on SEO projects, how to get SEO clients, and how to launch your own websites that can generate income.

Pre-requisite: This SEO class is geared toward people who have taken the SEO 101 Overview class and/or the SEO Writing class, or who have a basic understanding of SEO.

Fri, Sept 29, 9 a.m. – noon          Littleton Campus
COMP 1029F01-68073                         $69 closed

Thu, Nov16, 6-9 p.m.                  Littleton Campus
COMP 1029F02-68074                         $69 closed

SEO Networking and Learning Lab: Ask the Expert! SEO Learning Lab

SEO is ever-changing, and it’s no easy task to get a website to the top of Google. If you want to learn the latest SEO tips and techniques, get answers to specific SEO questions, and network with other people who are interested in SEO, come to this fun, interactive monthly SEO Learning Lab. Register early as seating is limited.

Pre-requisite: To participate in the SEO Learning Lab, you need to have attended one of the SEO classes at ACC or have a basic knowledge of SEO. It’s recommended (but not required) that you bring your own laptop to the SEO Learning Lab.

Thu, Oct 12, 6-8:30 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1030F01-68075                         $59 closed

 Wed, Nov 15, 6-8:30 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1030F02-68076                         $59 closed

Essential Computer Skills

Computer Basics for Laptop and Desktop Devices

Jon Rager
Take this is you who have little or no experience with personal computers and want to learn the basics. 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, Oct 10/12, 6-9 p.m., 2 sessions   Littleton Campus
COMP 1001F01-68058                         $119, includes manual

Add to CartTue, Nov 7-14, 6-8 p.m., 2 sessions  Parker Campus
COMP 1001FP1-68059                         $119, includes manual

Explore Windows Hands-on

Bring your own Windows devices or use ours (Windows 10) and explore this operating system. Organize and navigate through information on your device and learn about the file
management system. Learn how to log on and discover tools and programs installed as well as helpful ones to consider. Discuss how to keep your device secure with Access Control and Defender and how to troubleshoot potential issues.

Fri, Oct 6-13, 2-5 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1012F01-68060         $179, includes manual closed

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 $119
Introduction to PC Troubleshooting ONLI 1214 $119
Introduction to Windows 8 ONLI 1177 $119
Introduction to Windows 10 ONLI 2029 $119

Networking and Communications

Understanding and Using the Cloud

Get the most out of your computer and learn basic computer concepts and understand how to control programs. Get an understanding of how to manage files both on your computer and using cloud storage and understand cloud computing. Learn the basics of searching the web and emailing with attachments. Understand how to keep your computer secure and basic
troubleshooting tips.

Fri, Oct 20-27 2-5 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
COMP 1054F01-68061                   $129, plus book closed

Get the Most from Your Apple iOS Devices Hands-on

Steve Sande
Get the personal assistance you need! Through hands-on interaction with an Apple expert and author, discover the features of your mobile iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone devices. Explore: settings, browsers, email, and network connectivity; Apple apps, iLife and iWork apps suites; the App Store, buying apps, music, movies, books and TV shows; using an iOS device instead of a regular PC; photo and video fun, and more. No experience is necessary. Bring your tablet computer or smartphone.

Thu, Nov 2 - Dec 7, 6-8 p.m., 5 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1025F01-68066                                         $119 closed

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.

Tue/Thu, Sept 5-14, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1040F01-68062                               $109  closed

Tue/Thu, Oct 17-26, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks          Parker Campus
COMP 1040FP1-68063                              $109 closed

Add to CartTue/Thu, Dec 5-14, 6-8 p.m., 2 wks       Littleton Campus
COMP 1040F02-68065                                         $109

Programming and Web Development

Web Site Saavy: 10 Ways to Make Your Website Work For You

Jennifer Croft
Your website can be one of the most powerful marketing tools for your business or organization. Come to this fun, engaging class and learn how to make your website work for you. Whether you’re planning to develop a new website or need to give your existing website a makeover, you’ll benefit from the latest website tips and strategies. You’ll learn how to create great content and design, how to get to the top of Google, how to boost lead generation and sales, and much more!

Thu, Sept 14, 6-8:30 p.m.         Littleton Campus
COMP 1026F01-68067                 $69 closed

Wed, Nov 1, 6-8:30 p.m.         Littleton Campus
COMP 1026F02-68068                 $69 closed

Become a Java Programmer Certificate

Roger Sakowski
If you’re ready to learn Java, this training program is the perfect place to start. Taking an introductory approach, this Java training course covers most Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements, while providing an overview of many more advanced elements. Learn to write useful Java classes, applying Object-Oriented concepts such as inheritance, and create Java programs that work with these classes. Early in the course, the concept of objects is introduced so that later concepts can be discussed from the perspective of object orientation. This course prepares you for entry into the job market as an entry-level Java programmer or allows you to continue your education by learning other programming languages.

This 100 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 $955. Register now.

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer Certificate

The Oracle SQL Developer program teaches you how to use SQL to build applications or generate business reports and helps you master SQL using an Oracle database. You will also learn PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database. This program prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or take on more responsibility within your current career.

This 120 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $995. Register now.

Other Online Programming Training 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 Programming ONLI 1093 $119
Introduction to Visual Basic ONLI 1026 $119
Introduction to Java Programming ONLI 1042 $119
Intermediate Java Programming ONLI 1213 $119
Introduction to C# Programming ONLI 1043 $119
Intermediate C# Programming ONLI 1044 $119
Introduction to C++ Programming ONLI 1226 $119
Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming ONLI 1197 $119
Introduction to Python 3 Programming ONLI 1203 $119

Gaming and App Development

Android App Developer Certificate

Discover the basics and move on to advanced concepts in Android app development. You will acquire the necessary skillsets and experience for professional Android application development by building six top-trending applications during the course.

This 25 hour program helps prepare you to sit for the Associate Android Developer (AAD) Exam conducted by Google. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program. The exam fee is not included with this program. Cost is $495. Register now.

Video Game Design and Developer Certificate

The Video Game Design and Development Online Training Program is the place to start if you’re seeking a professional career as a video game designer and developer. This program is also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor.

To enroll in this program, you need to have a reasonable familiarity with computers and a background in high school-level mathematics is strongly recommended. No prior game or graphics programming experience are necessary. The Video Game Design and Development program is for you if you seek a professional career as a game developer. It’s also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor.

This 500 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $1,995. Register now.

Mobile and Desktop Web Developer Certificate

Expand your career possibilities by learning Web Development. Build dynamic websites, and play a key role in increasing client-interaction for any company or business. Create your own websites and work with clients, or improve existing websites to increase their functionality and make them more complex or user-friendly. Learn the latest in-demand technologies for developing websites for both mobile and desktop devices, and gain versatility as a professional web developer.

You will master basic HTML (the core technology behind traditional websites), learn CSS for designing pages, and discover how to make your pages more dynamic with JavaScript. In addition, you will learn the fundamentals of PHP, SQL, XML, Ajax, HTML5, putting you on the cutting edge of web development. Explore mobile-specific components of web development such as jQuery and mobile web design. Once you successfully complete this program, you will be prepared to enter a job market where Web Developers are in high demand and earn rewarding salaries.

This 460 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $2,995. Register now.

Other Online Options

This 6-week, 24 instructional hours online class begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Course Name Course Number Cost
Creating Mobile Apps with HTML 5 ONLI 2103 $119