If you are an Au Pair in need of education hours, ACC offers several courses which may be of interest to you. Contact our office for more information at 303.797.5981.
Excel and Word Certificates
Successfully complete all three classes for either Excel or Word or both and receive 1.8 CEUs along with a certificate of completion for each series of classes you attend. Classes may also be taken individually if you do not wish to obtain the certificate.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
Enter and edit information. Create and copy simple formulas and functions. Use Cut/Copy/Paste and Drag and Drop to duplicate or reorganize data. Apply borders, shading and other formats. Sort and graph your data. Prerequisite: Windows knowledge.
Wed, June 6-13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1007M01-58152 $179, includes manual
Fri, June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parker Campus
COMP 1007MP1-58153 $179, includes manual
Tue, July 10-17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1007M02-58154 $179, includes manual
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016
Work with multiple and large workbooks. Enter a 3D formula. Learn about outlines, subtotals, tables, and lists. Apply names to ranges. Practice advanced graphing techniques. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or equivalent knowledge.
Wed, June 20-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1008M01-58155 $179, includes manual
Fri, June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parker Campus
COMP 1008MP1-58288 $179, includes manual
Tue, July 24-31, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1008M02-58157 $179, includes manual
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016
Create and use pivot tables and charts; lookup functions and multiple workbook techniques; create and edit macros and customize toolbars. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or equivalent knowledge.
Wed, July 11-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1009M01-58158 $179, includes manual
Fri, June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parker Campus
COMP 1009MP1-58159 $179, includes manual
Tue, Aug 7-14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1009M02-58160 $179, includes manual
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
This introductory course will equip new students with an overview of Word basics, providing a beginner level foundation of the application. Students will be engaged with hands on learning as they apply learned concepts to create relevant, mock work examples such as a brochure, resume table and more.
Tue, June 5-12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1010M01-58161 $179, includes manual
Fri, July 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Littleton Campus
COMP 1010M02-58162 $179, includes manual
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016
This intermediate level course will build on the basics to expand students’ MS Word skill-set as they learn special text effects, mail merging and the key tools essential to long documents. Students will be engaged with hands on learning as they apply learned concepts to create relevant, mock work examples such as a newsletter, table of contents and more.
Tue, June 19-26, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1011M01-58163 $179, includes manual closed
Fri, July 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Littleton Campus
COMP 1011M02-58164 $179, includes manual
Advanced Microsoft Word 2016
This advanced level course will enable students to maximize the features and uses of MS Word as they learn about sharing and securing documents, working with macros and integrating Word with Excel, PowerPoint and the Web. Students will be engaged with hands on learning as they apply learned concepts to create relevant, mock work examples.
Tue, July 10-17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1014M01-58165 $179, includes manual
Fri, July 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Littleton Campus
COMP 1014M02-58166 $179, includes manual
Become a sUAS Pilot
This summer ACC Workforce and Community Programs will launch a drone pilot training program. 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, perpare 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.
Event Management Certificate
Designed for working adults, this fast track evening program prepares you to manage events with ease and at a professional level.
- Taught by experienced event planners
- Practical hands-on curriculum
- High quality, experiential education
- Fast track for working adults
- People interested in learning more about event planning in a hands-on environment
- Working professionals who are looking to change career fields to event planning
- Entry-level event professionals seeking additional skills and knowledge
This program has two sessions. Session I met this spring and Session II will meet Wednesday evenings from June 6 through September 5, 2018, with no class on the July 4th holiday. Class sessions will be held at the Littleton Campus.
- Develop a plan for a successful fundraising event
- Learn role and responsibilities of a wedding planner
- Understand the intricacies of planning an event for 1000 plus individuals such as concerts, festivals, etc.
- Distinguish the difference between meetings and events
- Working with hotels and conference centers
- Overview of careers in event planning
In order to be successful in this program you must possess knowledge of basic PC applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will need access to a computer during the program which is necessary for classroom readings, discussions, and assignments. Successful completion of the certificate program requires full participation in Session I (13 weeks) and Session II (13 weeks) along with 24 hours of volunteer time at events.
Tuition: $1,299 per session
Wed, June 6-Sep 5, 6-9 p.m., 13 wks Littleton Campus
EVTP 1002M01-58295 $1,299
To register for more information call, 303-797-5722 or visit our website at arapahoe.edu/wcp for complete schedules, pricing, and class descriptions.
Equine Training and Management
Gain academic, technical, and professional skills while learning to establish safe, trusting, and responsive relationships with horses. Based on your interests, courses may be taken individually or as a series culminating in a non-credit professional certificate. All classes held on the Littleton Campus unless noted otherwise.
Damian Ficca, the lead instructor, has been teaching horse training and management for over 20 years. His teaching career began as a part-time instructor for the University of Nevada, University of California Davis, and Flathead Valley Community College. Fifteen years ago he transitioned to full-time teaching in Colorado beginning at Front Range Community College within the professional development and workforce training division and then currently at Arapahoe Community College with the same division. He is a Denver native who has bred, trained, and worked horses throughout the western United States. He is one of a select group of individuals who specialize in traditional western training, with roots in the Spanish, California, and Nevada horse training methods. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Nevada and a Career Certificate in Animal Care Specialist from Ashworth College.
Gain professional experience in equine training and management through internships in the equine industry. Instructor approves placements and works closely with intern and sponsor. This program is not part of the certificate program but you may enroll if you want to participate in more hands-on experience within the equine industry. Days and times scheduled with the instructor. April 30-August 6.
Equine Special Topics
Presentations and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to horsemanship, horse training, health care, hoof care, nutrition, and management will be offered. Course covers seasonal as well as timely topics.
Tue, May 1-July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 sessions
Public Speaking and Communication
This course focuses on the ability of the students to communicate with clients in a professional and confident manner. Topics include presentation outline, research and content as well as techniques of investigative listening in order to meet client needs and expectations. Practice of public speaking, audience response and group discussion will be conducted. *No class on May 28th.
Mon/Wed, May 2-June 20*, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 sessions
HRSM1004M01-58291 $199, plus book
Equine Management I: Behavior
Focusing on the basic relationship between the behavior of the horse and that of the trainer, this course allows students to explore aspects of senses, body language, instincts, and communication. *No class on May 28th.
Mon/Wed, May 2-June 20*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 14 sessions Littleton Campus
HRSM1013M01-58292 $199, plus book
Equine Industry and Careers
This course helps students begin the process of creating a career in equine management. Students will learn how to build on their past and current experiences to create credibility and trust with employers and clients. You will learn skills in resume writing, career change and opportunities as well as current industry information. If you are planning to start your own business you will learn about financing and the creation of a business plan. *No class on July 4th.
Mon/Wed, June 25-Aug 13*, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 sessions Littleton Campus
HRSM1001M01-58293 $199, plus book
Equine Management II: Facility
This course will guide students through the management of an equine facility. You will put together and present your plan for a barn and outside training arena for various types of sites. You will focus on barn design, fencing, heating and cooling, feed storage and water management as well as the business and financial concerns. *No class on July 4th.
Mon/Wed, June 25-Aug 13*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 14 sessions Littleton Campus
HRSM2013M01-58294 $199, plus book
Horse Training and Horsemanship Lab
Gain hands-on practice in the skills and methods for ground handling babies, yearlings and older horses; green broke training; retraining and finishing horses. Students must complete an average of 10 hours of lab work and 4 hours of independent study weekly. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor. Sessions held at barns throughout the region.
Learn about the program and talk with the instructor. Refreshments provided. Reservations required by calling 303.797.5722 or register online at arapahoe.edu/equine.
Floral Design Certificate
Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete the following series of courses, or you may take classes individually. Classes focus on fresh flower arranging and are taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business.
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 completed all four of the required courses. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College.
Introduction to Floral Design Principles
Explore 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 in this demonstration class.
Tue, July 10, 6-8 p.m. Littleton Campus
HRTC 1032M01-58186 $69
Concepts and Containers
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 July 10.
Tue, July 17, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
HRTC 1033M01-58187 $69, $25 material fee to instructor
Creating Style, Shape and Color
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 July 17.
Tue, July 24, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
HRTC 1034M01-58188 $69, $25 material fee to instructor
Arrangement Workshop and Critique
The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together. Make an arrangement to take home. *Registration deadline July 24.
Tue, July 31, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035M01-58189 $69, $25 material fee to instructor
Parlez-vous francais? Let’s begin speaking French as of this semester! Learn how to ask for directions, order food, make a reservation, ask about the weather, and buy everyday items at boulangeries and markets. Use your everyday French to navigate your everyday life in a French speaking country. Each meeting will have a cultural focus so that we cover the basics of the language and culture. Students will be asked to come up with their own desired goals and topics as well. Our meetings will be relaxed and fun and each student will be able to communicate at a basic level at the end of this course. Allons-y!! Let’s Start!!
*No class July 3rd.
Tue, May 29-Aug 7*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1018M01-58190 $199, $16 material fee to instructor
French II: Continuing with French
Do you want a refresher French course? Let us build on Beginning French lessons to expand our communication in French. We will have fun with more every day situations in which you would need French to communicate: sending a text message, speaking on the phone, what to say to a bank teller, how to ask your museum guide the correct question (and understand his/her answer), communicating with a French family whose child you are hosting, etc. Allons-y!*No class July 5th.
Thu, May 31-Aug 9*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1019M01-58191 $199, $16 material fee to instructor
Beginning Conversational German
Immerse yourself in conversational German which emphasizes spoken language, simple vocabulary and phrases. Enjoy a strong emphasis on travel, history and culture. Begin with the basics of the language and advance quickly to help you converse comfortably.
Tue, June 12-July 31, 7-9 p.m., 8 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1010M01-58192 $179, plus book
Enrique Rosado /TBD
Discover basic Spanish including common phrases and vocabulary that will enable you to communicate simply and clearly. No classes the week of July 4th.
Tue, May 22-Jul 31*, 6-7:30 p.m., 10 wks Parker Campus (Rosado)
LANG 1020MP1-58194 $179, $35 material fee to instructor closed
Thu, May 31-Aug 9*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks Littleton Campus (TBD)
LANG 1020M01-58195 $199, plus book
Improve your skills learned in Beginning Spanish (a prerequisite for this class), or you may obtain permission from the instructor before enrolling. *No classes the week of July 4th.
Tue, May 22-Jul 31*, 7:30-9 p.m., 10 wks Parker Campus (Rosado)
LANG 1021MP1-58196 $179, $35 material fee to instructor closed
Wed, May 30-Aug 8*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks Littleton Campus (TBD)
LANG 1021M01-58197 $199, plus book closed
Conversational Spanish I
Offers beginning students the skills necessary to understand and speak Spanish. The material includes basic vocabulary, grammar, and expressions that are used in daily situations and in travel.
Tue/Thu, May 29-Aug 2, 8:30 - 10:25 a.m., 10 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1022M01 – 58318 $475
Spanish Language I
Develops students’ interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language. Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.
Online, May 29-Aug 2, Online, 10 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1023M01 – 58319 $720
Special Topics: Introduction to Spanish for Health Professions
Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest. This course will focus on Spanish for Health Professionals.
Fri, June 1-29, 9-11:40 a.m., 5 wks Parker Campus
LANG 1024M01 – 58320 $279
Fri, July 6-Aug 3, 9-11:40 a.m., 5 wks Littleton Campus
LANG 1024M02 – 58321 $279
Lean Manufacturing Yellow Belt Certification
Earn digital badges to add to your resume. Learn and practice the foundational principles and tools of Lean in Manufacturing. Discover Lean principles for improvement thinking and techniques to make work easier, more team focused, and to be more effective. Satisfactory completion of quizzes and homework projects are required for obtaining the certificate and badges. You must attend all classes to earn the Yellow Belt Certification. No class on March 13.
You will learn:
- Lean Basics
- 5S and Workplace
- Standardized Work
- Process Mapping
- PDCA Problem Solving
- Lean Communications
- Basic Lean Math Skills
Tue, Feb 13-Mar 27, 2-6 p.m., 6 wks Littleton Campus
MNGT 1001S01-80001 $1,499 closed
Industrial and Skilled Trades
HazWoper 24-Hour Moderate Risk
This self-paced HazWoper education online course meets the OSHA/EPA training requirements for workers performing hazardous waste site functions in accord with the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.120. The regulation stipulates that employers at hazardous waste sites, and at many other “sites” as further defined by the regulation, shall ensure that all workers with the potential of chemical exposure will receive a minimum of 24 hours of waste site health and safety training. Content for the course will be provided through text, manuals, web sites, assignments and exercises.
This 24 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you will receive twelve (12) months to complete this program. Cost is $365.
Freight Broker/Agent Training
Become a part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. From licensing and operations, to sales and marketing, you’ll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States. Entrepreneur magazine has rated the freight brokerage business as one of the top home-based businesses to own, and a recent Wall Street Journal article cited freight brokering and logistics as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry. Written by freight brokerage specialists, this program will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to break into the shipping industry.
Brooke Transportation hosts a virtual event every Friday, exclusively for this program’s graduates who have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with participating freight brokerages. Additionally, the best businesses and brokers in the industry talk with graduates about the choice of starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm and other career opportunities. Businesses also attend Resource Friday to meet new graduates and explain how each can mutually benefit the other in successful business.
This 180 hour program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you will receive 6 months to complete this program. Cost is $1,895.
Basic Mediation Certificate
Join the burgeoning field of professional mediation. With more courts ordering litigants to mediation, corporations implementing internal dispute resolution programs, and neighborhood associations realizing the long-term benefits of amicably resolved disputes between neighbors, is it any wonder that mediation is one of the fastest-growing professions across the country? Get the fundamental concepts, skills, and practice essential skills to add professional mediation to your skill set. It meets the voluntary training guideline set forth by the Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC). Certificate of completion awarded upon successful completion of course.
Fri and Sat, June 1-2 and June 8-9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun, closed
June 3 and 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
BUSI 1001M01-58296 $599, $25 material fee to instructor
Social Media & Digital Marketing Certificate
Successfully complete all three classes and receive a Social Media Digital Marketing Certificate. If you are not interested in the certificate and would like to take only one or two of the classes that is also available. These classes are eligible for CEU credits.
How to Use Social Networking to Boost
What’s all the madness about Facebook and Twitter? These sites offer a lot more than telling people what you had for lunch. Become familiar with and learn how to use social networking to build your business quickly. Discover the top social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Learn how to build your profile, what information is important to include about yourself and your business, build your friends and connections. Discover ways to connect your blogs and websites to your social sites and use them for effective marketing. Traditional marketing may be a thing of the past when you discover how easy it is to network online.
Wed, May 30, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060M01-58201 $79, $5 material fee to instructor
Facebook Your Way to Business Success
Thousands of people are joining Facebook every day not just to find old friends, but to build their businesses too. With over 400 million accounts within the Facebook community, this isn’t an opportunity that can be ignored. Whether you have a local service business, or a business that can have clients anywhere in the world, you’ll find Facebook an attractive tool to add to your marketing plans. Be successful using this tool and get personal assistance.
Wed, June 6, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
BUSI 1077M01-58202 $79, $5 material fee to instructor
Introduction to Facebook Advertising: Secrets to Boost Your Likes and Views
You must pay to play! Facebook has changed the way the News Feed works for users. Facebook’s organic is declining rapidly. Advertising has become an essential part of a social media marketing strategy, and knowing how to properly advertise on Facebook has become key to a business’s success. Explore the types of advertising, how and when to use each type of ad, how to identify a target audience and how to set up and create an ad on Facebook.
Wed, June 20, 6-9 p.m. Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076M01-58203 $79, $5 material fee to instructor
Social Media Marketing for Business: The Influencer Effect
You’ve heard that word of mouth marketing is the most effective form of marketing. You see videos going viral. You see companies getting tons of press and hundreds of people writing positive reviews. A single endorsement can literally create a best-seller overnight. How can the average business owner, who doesn’t have the budget for a celebrity endorsement, create this type of success with influencers for their company? As it turns out, celebrities are not always the best type of influencer. Lesser-known experts can often have a bigger impact on their following, much like a referral from a close friend or family member. These people are known as micro-influencers and your business will improve by working with them. Influence is simply about getting others to take a desired action. Whether you are a company or a leader looking to have others generate content and share it with your followers, or you are an expert who is sharing knowledge for something you are passionate about, influencer marketing is here to stay. There is a replicable process called GEARS that is used by some of the highest earning individuals and the most respected companies in the world. In this course, you are going to learn how to apply that system to your business using a combination of lectures and role playing. The course fees include a copy of The Influencer Effect and the Influencer Effect Workbook. *This class will not meet on July 4th.
Wed, June 6-Aug 8*, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 9 wks Littleton Campus
BUSI 1020M01-58204 $229, includes workbook closed