Professional Development

Au Pair Education

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.

Computer Software Applications

Microsoft Office
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.

add to cartWed, June 6-13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks            Littleton Campus
COMP 1007M01-58152                           $179, includes manual

add to cartFri, June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                  Parker Campus
COMP 1007MP1-58153                           $179, includes manual

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartWed, June 20-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
COMP 1008M01-58155                           $179, includes manual

add to cartFri, June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                  Parker Campus
COMP 1008MP1-58288                           $179, includes manual

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartWed, July 11-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks           Littleton Campus
COMP 1009M01-58158                           $179, includes manual

add to cartFri, June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                  Parker Campus
COMP 1009MP1-58159                           $179, includes manual

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartTue, June 5-12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks             Littleton Campus
COMP 1010M01-58161                           $179, includes manual

add to cartFri, 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

add to cartFri, 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.

add to cartTue, July 10-17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks            Littleton Campus
COMP 1014M01-58165                           $179, includes manual

add to cartFri, July 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                Littleton Campus
COMP 1014M02-58166                           $179, includes manual

Drone Technology

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.

add to cartTue/Thu, May 1-17, 6-9:30 p.m., 3 wks               Littleton Campus
RECR 2001S01-80323                                              $1490

add to cartTue/Thu, June 5-21, 6-9:30 p.m., 3 wks             Littleton Campus
RECR 2001M01-58297                                              $1490

Event Management

Event Management Certificate

Designed for working adults, this fast track evening program prepares you to manage events with ease and at a professional level.

Program Features:

  • Taught by experienced event planners
  • Practical hands-on curriculum
  • High quality, experiential education
  • Fast track for working adults

Designed For:

  • 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.

Session 2

  • 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

add to cartWed, 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 for complete schedules, pricing, and class descriptions.


Equine Training and Management
Certificate Program

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.

Equine Internships

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.

add to cartHRSM1009M01-58175                 20 hours a week    $499
add to cartHRSM1009M02-58176                 30 hours a week    $599
add to cartHRSM1009M03-58177                 40 hours a week    $699

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.

add to cartTue, May 1-July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 sessions                    
Littleton Campus
HRSM1002M01-58181                                                $199

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.

add to cartMon/Wed, May 2-June 20*, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 sessions 
Littleton Campus
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.

add to cartMon/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.

add to cartMon/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.

add to cartMon/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.

add to cartLocations, days and times are arranged with instructor      Apr 30-Aug 6          HRSM1010M01-58183          $399

FREE Information Session
Equine Open House
Wednesday, August 15, 6-7 p.m. at the Littleton Campus

Learn about the program and talk with the instructor. Refreshments provided. Reservations required by calling 303.797.5722 or register online at

Floral Design

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.

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartTue, 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.

add to cartTue, July 31, 6-9 p.m.                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035M01-58189        $69, $25 material fee to instructor



Beginning French

Fawzia Ahmad
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.

add to cartTue, 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

Fawzia Ahmad
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.

add to cartThu, May 31-Aug 9*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks           Littleton Campus
LANG 1019M01-58191          $199, $16 material fee to instructor


Beginning Conversational German

Birgid Howell
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.

add to cartTue, June 12-July 31, 7-9 p.m., 8 wks             Littleton Campus
LANG 1010M01-58192                                      $179, plus book


Beginning Spanish

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

add to cartThu, May 31-Aug 9*, 6-8 p.m., 10 wks   Littleton Campus (TBD)  
LANG 1020M01-58195                                      $199, plus book

Intermediate Spanish

Enrique Rosado/TBD
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.

add to cartTue/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.

add to cartOnline, 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.

add to cartFri, June 1-29, 9-11:40 a.m., 5 wks           Parker Campus
LANG 1024M01 – 58320                  $279

add to cartFri, July 6-Aug 3, 9-11:40 a.m., 5 wks      Littleton Campus
LANG 1024M02 – 58321                  $279

Manufacturing and Logistics

Lean Academy

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
  • Kaizen
  • 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

Trish Elledge
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

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   
Your Business

Carrie Gottschalk
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.

add to cartWed, May 30, 6-9 p.m.                                 Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060M01-58201       $79, $5 material fee to instructor

Facebook Your Way to Business Success

Carrie Gottschalk
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.

add to cartWed, 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

Carrie Gottschalk
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.

add to cartWed, June 20, 6-9 p.m.                                Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076M01-58203       $79, $5 material fee to instructor

Small Business Development

Social Media Marketing for Business: The Influencer Effect

Greg Jameson
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