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/Thu, May 7-23, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1010S03-80022 | $539, includes manuals

add to cartFri, June 14-28, 9-4pm, 3 wks | Parker Campus
COMP 1010MP1-58102 | $539, includes manuals

add to cartTue/Thu, Aug 6-22, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1010M01-58103 | $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.

add to cartFri, June 14, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1012MP1-58104 | $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, June 21, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1013MP1-58105 | $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, June 28, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1014MP1-58106 | $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.

Mon/Wed, May 6-May 22, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1011S03-80038 | $539, includes manuals closed

add to cartFri, July 12-26, 9-4pm, 3 wks | Parker Campus
COMP 1011MP1-58107 | $539, includes manuals

add to cartTue/Thu, July 9-25, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1011M01-58108 | $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, July 12, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1015MP1-58109 | $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, July 19, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1016MP1-58110 | $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, July 26, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1017MP1-58111 | $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

Introduction to QuickBooks Online for Small Business

In this course, you will learn how to manage the financial aspects of your small business using QuickBooks Online. Learn the ease of using the navigation features of QuickBooks online and gain hands-on experience in how to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile checking accounts, create estimates, invoices, receipts and understand how to track payables, inventory and receivables

add to cartThu, June 6-27 6:30-8:30pm 4 sessions | Littleton Campus
COMP 1083M01-58192 | $249 includes manual

E-Commerce

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

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. May 6 to August 9, 2019.

add to cartHRSM1009M01-58119 | 20 hours a week | $499
add to cartHRSM1009M02-58120 | 30 hours a week | $599
add to cartHRSM1009M03-58121 | 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 7-Aug 6, 6-7:30pm, 14 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM1002M01-58126 | $199

Reproduction

This is the study of equine breeding discussing the reproductive systems of stallions and mares. Breeding practices, fetal development, parturition, care and handling of breeding stock and foals, breeding farm design and management.

add to cartMon/Wed, May 6-June 24, 6-7:30pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM1031M01-58122 | $199, plus book
*No class held on May 27

Pasture Management

In this class, you’ll learn about the care of pastureland. This includes fertilizing, irrigation, hay varieties, crops, haying, soil testing, grazing practices as well as how to maximize pasture usage.

add to cartMon/Wed, May 6-June 24, 7:45-9:15pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM1050M01-58123 | $199, plus book
*No class held on May 27

Ground Word

This is a practical and hands-on course covering safe ground handling, leading, round pen work, stalking, lunging, long-lining and ground driving. Field trips and labs to be determined outside of lecture sessions.

add to cartMon/Wed, June 26-Aug 12, 6-7:30pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM2014M01-58124 | $199, plus book

Genetics

In this course you’ll learn about the principles of Mendelian inheritance, random heredity, the selection of traits, and the creation of alleles.

add to cartMon/Wed, June 26-Aug 12, 7:45-9:15pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM1037M01-58125 | $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     
May 6 - August 9* | HRSM1010M01-58127 | $399

FREE Information Session - Equine Open House

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

This program has two sessions. Session I classes meet Wednesday evenings from June 5 through August 28, 2019, from 6-9pm. Class sessions will be held at the Littleton Campus.

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, June 5-Aug 28, 6-9pm, 13 wks | Littleton Campus
EVTP 1001M01-58129 | $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.

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.

Strategic Social Media Marketing: Develop a Content Calendar

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, June 10, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060M01-58137 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor

Facebook Your Way to Business Success: Facebook Deep Dive

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 12, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1077M01-58138 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor

Introduction to Facebook Advertising: Set up Facebook Campaign

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 cartThu, June 13, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076M01-58139 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor