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 Certificate Program

Receive 1.8 CEUs along with an MS Excel Training Certificate of Completion. Courses included: Introduction - 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; Intermediate - 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; and Advanced - Create and use pivot tables and charts; lookup functions and multiple workbook techniques; create and edit macros and customize toolbars.

add to cartTue, Jan 29-Mar 5, 6-9 p.m., 6 wks                    Littleton Campus
COMP 1010S01-80019                               $539, includes manuals

add to cartSat, Mar 16-30, 9-4 p.m., 3 wks                        Littleton Campus
COMP 1010S02-80020                              $539, includes manuals

add to cartFri, Apr 12-26, 9-4 p.m., 3 wks                        Parker Campus
COMP 1010SP1-80021                              $539, includes manuals

add to cartTue/Thu, May 7-23, 6-9p.m., 3 wks         Littleton Campus
COMP 1010S03-80022                              $539, includes manuals

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 cartFri, Apr 12, 9am-4pm              Parker Campus
COMP 1007SP1-80025                $199, 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 cartFri, Apr 19, 9am-4pm             Parker Campus
COMP 1008SP1-80029               $199, 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 cartFri, Apr 26, 9am-4pm              Parker Campus
COMP 1009SP1-80033                $199, includes manual

Microsoft Office Word Certificate Program  

Successfully complete all three classes MS Word levels and receive 1.8 CEUs along with an MS Word Training Certificate of Completion. Courses include: Introduction - equips 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 of contents and more; Intermediate - builds 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.; and Advanced - enables 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 cartThu, Jan 31-Mar 7, 6-9pm, 6 wks       Littleton Campus
COMP 1011S01-80035                    $539, includes manuals

add to cartFri, Mar 15-29, 9-4pm, 3 wks            Parker Campus
COMP 1011SP1-80036                   $539, includes manuals

add to cartSat, Apr 13-27, 9-4pm, 3 wks             Littleton Campus
COMP 1011S02-80037                   $539, includes manuals

add to cartMon/Wed, May 6-May 22, 6-9pm, 3 wks   Littleton Campus
COMP 1011S03-80038                   $539, includes manuals

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 cartFri, Mar 5, 9am-4pm                              Parker Campus
COMP 1012SP1-80040                       $199, 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.

add to cartFri, Mar 22, 9am-4pm                  Parker Campus
COMP 1013SP1-8044                       $199, 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 cartFri, Mar 29, 9am-4pm                       Parker Campus
COMP 1014SP1-80048                         $199, includes manual

QuickBooks Online: A Demonstration for PC Users

Great for business owners and/or their bookkeepers that need additional information about how to use QB correctly and efficiently. Explore how to add clients and vendors, reconcile accounts, and customize financial statements.

add to cartThu, May 16, 6:30-8:30pm, 1 session    Littleton Campus
COMP 1082F01-80226                                          $95

Equine

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. January 7 - April 15.

add to cartHRSM1009S01-80062                 20 hours a week    $499
add to cartHRSM1009S02-80063                 30 hours a week    $599
add to cartHRSM1009S03-80064                 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, Jan 8-Apr 9, 6-7:30pm, 14 wks      Littleton Campus
HRSM1002S01-80060                                          $199

Nutrition & Feeding I

This is a study of the history of feeding horses and an examination of their needs for vitamins, minerals, energy, macro and micro nutrients, water, concentrates, commercial feeds, special feeds and additives, and supplements and conditioners.

add to cartMon/Wed, Jan 9-Feb 25, 6-7:30pm, 7 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM1041S01-80056                          $199, plus book

Digestive System

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system including the metabolic problems and diseases that affect this system, injuries, and control of parasites.

add to cartMon/Wed, Jan 9-Feb 25, 7:45-9:15pm, 7 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM1032S01-80057                              $199, plus book

Nutrition & Feeding II

A continuation of Nutrition and Feeding I, this course will cover grass hay, alfalfa hay, pasture, special diets, feeding programs and how to balance a ration. Pre-requisite: Nutrition and Feeding I.

add to cartMon/Wed, Feb 27-Apr 15, 6-7:30pm, 7 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM2041S01-80058                            $199, plus book

Skeletal System

Gain an in-depth understanding of your horse’s skeletal system in order to better manage its long-term health and development.  This course will cover the key elements of the skeleton, connective tissues, muscles, joints, and movement.

add to cartMon/Wed, Feb 27-Apr 15, 7:45-9:15pm, 7 wks  Littleton Campus
HRSM1033S01-80059                            $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     
Jan 7-Apr 15*         HRSM1010S01-80061         $399

FREE Information Session - Equine Open House

Thursday, March 14, 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.

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

Meet Your Instructor:

Carol Lathrop earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Before she joined ACC, she served as an Affiliate Faculty in the Hospitality, Travel and Events Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  She has over 20 years’ experience managing all types of events.  Carol’s talent lies in event design and production for corporations, non-profits, weddings and social clients.

This program has two sessions. Session I classes meet Wednesday evenings from January 30 through April 24, 2019, from 6-9pm. Class sessions will be held at the Littleton Campus. Session II will meet Wednesday evenings from May 15 through August 14, 2019.

Session 1

  • Learn how to design your own event plan by applying event planning basics and best practices
  • Learn what it takes to be successful in this industry
  • Event basics
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Volunteer and Staff Management
  • Introduction of Event Marketing
  • Budgeting and Sponsorships

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 1 (13 weeks) and Session 2 (13 weeks) along with 24 hours of volunteer time at events.

Tuition: $1,299 per session

add to cartWed, Jan 30-Apr 24, 6-9pm, 13 wks                Littleton Campus
EVTP 1001S01-80065                                                  $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.

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 complete all four of the required courses. Certificates are issued by Arapahoe Community College.

Introduction to Floral Design Principles Demonstration

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, Feb 19, 6-8pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1032S01-80066                                                          $69

add to cartTue, Apr 2, 6-8pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1032S02-80067                                                         $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.

add to cartTue, Feb 26, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1033S01-80068        $69, $25 material fee to instructor

add to cartTue, Apr 9, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1033S02-80069        $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.

add to cartTue, Mar 5, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1034S01-80070       $69, $25 material fee to instructor

add to cartTue, Apr 16, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1034S02-80071       $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.

add to cartTue, Mar 12, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035S01-80072        $69, $25 material fee to instructor

add to cartTue, Apr 23, 6-9pm                                      Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035S02-80073        $69, $25 material fee to instructor

Mediation

Becoming a Professional Mediator 

Trish Elledge
Calling all coaches, trainers, speakers, entrepreneurs, counselors, consultants, career re-inventors and retirees! Learn about the burgeoning field of professional mediation, how it can serve as a valuable skill set to incorporate into your career path and life. Gain a thorough introduction to the mediation world and learn what it really takes to become a successful six-figure mediator, what a day in the life of a professional mediator is like, the pros and cons of the field, job opportunities, training requirements, training resources, and more.

add to cartMon, Mar 25, 6:30-8:30pm      Littleton Campus
BUSI 1032S01-80084        $49, $8 material fee to instructor

Basic Mediation 40-Hour Certificate Program

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 Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations (CCM). Certificate of completion awarded upon successful completion of course.

add to cartFri-Sun, May 3-5 and May 10-12, 2 wks      Littleton Campus
Fri/Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm
BUSI 1001S01-80085       $599, $30 material fee to instructor

Manufacturing

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Manufacturers and individuals interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing have expressed the need for a Colorado-recognized Lean Certificate. Arapahoe Community College’s Workforce and Community Programs division (non-credit division) and Manufacturer’s Edge responded by collaborating on the design and development and joint marketing of the Lean Academy. The Colorado Community College’s Badging complemented the program by granting a State of Colorado Community College Lean Manufacturing industry Badge for each training session whereby individuals can collect the Badges, put them on their resume or Linked In profile to help them secure employment in manufacturing or advance their careers or leading or supervising a Lean Shop floor.

Participants will demonstrate competencies and earn micro credential badges in the following areas:

  • Lean Manufacturing Basics
  • 5S and Visual Workplace
  • Standardized Work Basics
  • Process Mapping
  • Kaizen Basics
  • PDCA problem Solving
  • Lean Communications
  • Lean Shop Math

add to cartWed, Feb 6-Apr 24, 2:30-4:30pm, 12 wks   Littleton Campus and Nearby Industry Locations
MNGT 1001S01-80086                         $1499.00

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 cartMon, Mar 4, 6-9pm                                 Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060S01-80087      $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, Mar 6, 6-9pm                  Littleton Campus
BUSI 1077S01-80088     $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, Mar 13, 6-9pm                 Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076S01-80089      $79, $5 material fee to instructor

WordPress & E-Commerce

WordPress Web Design Certificate 

Obtain a Basic WordPress Content Management Certificate by successfully completing these 4 hands-on classes. Classes are small for individualized attention and must be completed this term. There are no class substitutions to receive a series certificate. Classes may also be taken individually if you do not wish to obtain the certificate. In addition to learning the basics of WordPress, you will get insight into Search Engine Optimization (SEO), website management best practices, website security and much more from an industry professional.

Website Fundamentals for WordPress

Greg Jameson
This is the first class in the series for a certificate in WordPress Content Management. Get an overview of what WordPress is and how it can serve as a platform for you to create your website. Learn the history of WordPress and how it has evolved over time to become a complete Content Management System or CMS. Get insight into the basics of how WordPress works as well as the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. We will end by logging in and taking a look at the WordPress Dashboard.

add to cartWed, Feb 6, 6-9pm                      Littleton Campus
COMP 1059S01-80090                          $69

WordPress Content Management Certificate Program

Greg Jameson
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) associated most often with blogs but is gaining reputation for designing dynamic websites. In this section we will dive in to content management and learn to build Posts and Pages so you will be proficient in developing the content for your site. You will receive a wealth of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips and site structure techniques to ensure you get traffic to your site after launch. With this knowledge in hand you will be well on your way to creating your website. Building on what you learned in WordPress I, we will continue with content management by covering the capabilities of the WordPress Media Library and Blog Commenting sections. You will learn strategies on finding and vetting themes as well as how to install and preview them with your own content. In addition, you will learn how to create your site’s navigation menus and how to use widgets to add additional content or meta data to your site. We will conclude this section by covering the details of user management and go step-by-step through each of the WordPress settings to optimize your website. A continuation of WordPress ll, we will focus on plugins and extending the functionality of your website. You will learn how to find and vet plugins before installing them. We will install several commonly used WordPress plugins and learn how to configure them and use them to enhance your site. We will finish the series with an overview of HTML and CSS you can use to really take control of your website and make customizations above and beyond the limitations of many available themes.

add to cartWed, Feb 13-April 3, 6-9pm, 8 wks          Littleton Campus
COMP 1045S01- 80091              $315, plus $30 hosting fee

WooCommerce

Greg Jameson
Businesses in the United States use WooCommerce to sell anything from luxury mattresses and cupcakes, to kayak lessons and hand-crafted jewelry - online. With 52,195,880 downloads, WooCommerce is the most popular e-Commerce platform for building an online store.

WooCommerce is a plugin that sits on top of WordPress, so it is recommended that you have either taken the WordPress course at ACC or are already using WordPress as your business's website. In this course we will cover everything you need to run your online store using WooCommerce, including shipping, payment methods, taxes, security, and how to turn your store into a wholesale shop as well as a retail shop.

add to cartTue, Feb 5-Apr 2*, 6-9pm, 9 wks          Littleton Campus
COMP 1048S01-80094                         $379, plus $30 hosting fee

Sell it on eBay!

Kevin Boyd
Whether you simply want to clear the closet, desire additional part-time income or a serious eBay business, this class is your foundation. Learn how to set up an eBay Seller account, create successful eBay listings, upload pictures and accept credit card payments with PayPal. Included are selling “Tips, Tricks and the Traps” to avoid. Covers how to determine shipping costs, where to get FREE shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer and get FREE home pickup. Optional eBooks available for purchase after class. The class is taught by a multi-award winning instructor and published eBay author from Seattle. Lecture.

add to cartWed, May 15, 6-9pm              Littleton Campus
COMP 1008S01-80227               $59