General Professional Programs


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 sixfigure 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, Sept 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.          Littleton Campus
BUSI 1032F01-68020         $49, $5 material fee to instructor

Basic Mediation 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 and Sat, Oct 6-7, Oct13-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sun, Oct 8 and 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2 wks          Littleton Campus
BUSI 1001F01-68021         $599, $25 material fee to instructor

Equine Training and Management

FREE Info Session • Equine Open House

  • Thursday, November 16, 6-7 p.m., Littleton Campus
  • Learn about the program and talk with the instructor.
  • Refreshments provided.
  • Reservations required by submitting our form or calling 303.797.5722
  • Registration confirmation, room location, and a parking pass will be provided via email a few days prior to the event.

Horse Ownership 101: Is It Right for You?

Provides a basic understanding about horse ownership if you plan to purchase a horse. Discuss important considerations before you say “yes”. Topics for discussion include:

  • Understanding what is required to be a horse owner
  • Matching horse and rider
  • Housing considerations for your horse
  • Contacting a vet for the “vet check”
  • Asking the right questions of the horses owner before you buy
  • Determining the body score of a horse
  • Costs of horse ownership

Add to CartTue, Sept 12, 7:45-9:15 p.m.          Littleton Campus
HRSM 2041F01-68022                                 $49

Basic Horsemanship: How to Train and Care for Your Horse

Designed for the novice horse owner. Explore what you need to know to be successful with your horse. Discuss the fundamentals of horse ownership, learn to care for the horse, and create a training program that meets your needs and the well-being needs of the horse. Topics covered include:

  • General horse care
  • Vet care
  • Wound management
  • Brand inspection, emergency safety, trailers
  • Hoof care
  • Nutrition
  • Tack and riding styles
  • Behavior and conformation
  • Training groundwork, round pen and arena work
  • Activities and career opportunities dealing with horses

Add to CartTue, Sept 19-Dec 12, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 13 wks   Littleton Campus
HRSM 2042F01-68023                                         $179

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. September 6-December 12.

Add to CartHRSM1009F01-68031 20 hours a week $499
Add to CartHRSM1009F02-68032 30 hours a week $599
Add to CartHRSM1009F03-68033 40 hours a week $699

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.

Damian Ficca, the lead instructor, is a Denver native who has 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.

All classes held on the Littleton Campus unless noted otherwise.

Teaching Methods for Horse Training and Riding Instruction I

Learn how to create confident riders and horses using the Spanish, California and Nevada training methods including building confidence between horse and rider, using the senses and instincts of the horse for training, and creating communication between horse and handler to help ensure safe handling. Class also includes lab sessions to be determined outside of classroom lectures. *Class starts on a Wednesday

Add to CartMon/Wed, Sept 6-Oct 23*, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM1012F01-68025                                         $199, plus book

Arena Training Teaching Methods Level I

This practicum course will cover basic concepts of arena etiquette, arena safety, supervision of individual riders and groups, and lunging, ground driving and riding in the arena. Class also includes lab sessions to be determined outside of classroom lectures. *Class starts on a Wednesday.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Sept 6-Oct 23*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM1011F01-68026                                                 $199, plus book

Teaching Methods for Horse Training and Riding Instruction II

Students will learn classroom and arena training strategies and safety techniques. They will create lessons plans, practice both classroom and arena teaching, develop research skills, and testing methods Pre-Requisite: Teaching Methods for Horse Training and Riding Instruction I. Class also includes lab sessions to be determined outside of classroom lectures. *Class starts on a Wednesday.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Oct 25-Dec 11*, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM2012F01-68027                                         $199, plus book

Arena Training Teaching Methods Level II

A continuation of Arena Training Teaching Methods this course will review designs for horse shows, competitions, basic course design, and the use of cavalletti systems. Students will design their competitions and participate in them. Class also includes< lab sessions to be determined outside of classroom lectures. Pre-requisite: Arena Training Teaching Methods Level I. *Class starts on a Wednesday.

Add to CartMon/Wed, Oct 25-Dec 11*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM2011F01-68028                                                 $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 CartSept 6-Dec 11* Locations arranged with instructor
HRSM1010F01-68029                         $399

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, Sept 12-Dec 12*, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM1002F01-68030                                         $199

WordPress Web Design Certificate

WordPress Web Design Certificate

Obtain a Basic WordPress Web Design 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.

Website Fundamentals for WordPress

This is the first class in the series for a certificate in WordPress Web Design. Learn the differences between programs such as Dreamweaver and WordPress and get a general overview of web design, and blogging vs websites. Learn how to set up your own domain name. Understand the differences between desktop vs mobile layout and much more.

Add to CartWed, Sept 20, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1059F01-68034                         $69

WordPress I

WordPress is a content management system associated most often with blogs but is gaining reputation for designing dynamic websites. Explore the file architecture and the WordPress Dashboard. Understand how to set up WordPress on your own Domain or set up a WordPress account. Learn WordPress settings starting at square one.

Add to CartWed, Sept 27-Oct 4, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks Littleton Campus
COMP 1045F01-68035                         $99, plus book

WordPress II

A continuation of WordPress I, you will practice themes as well as managing and formatting pages and posts. Includes a basic introduction to HTML, PHP and Cascading Style sheets.

Add to CartWed, Oct 11-25, 6-9 p.m. 3 wks      Littleton Campus
COMP 1046F01-68036                         $109, plus book

WordPress III

A continuation of WordPress ll, practice working with WordPress plug-ins, widgets, working with media files and managing menus. Discuss website security, RSS, and web optimization as well as managing and maintaining your website.

Add to CartWed, Nov 1-15, 6-9 p.m., 3 wks     Littleton Campus
COMP 1047F01-68037                         $109, plus book

Event Management

Certified Event Manager

Become a Certified Event Manager or Event Specialist! Designed for working adults, take this fast track evening program which is approved by the Colorado Festival and Events Association. The program meets once per week for 26 weeks. Additional lab hours at events will be required.

Topics include:

  • Operations and Logistics
  • Volunteer and Staff Management
  • Introduction of Event Marketing
  • Budgeting and Sponsorships
  • Planning for non-profits
  • Wedding planning
  • Concerts, festivals, and other large scale events
  • Meeting planning
  • Careers in event planning

Pre-requisite: You must possess knowledge of basic PC applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Have access to a computer during the program which is necessary for classroom readings, discussions, and assignments. Tuition: $2,599.

Call 303-797-5722 for more information or email:

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.

Wed, Oct 4, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
HRTC 1013F01-68038                 $69 closed

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 Oct 4.

Add to CartWed, Oct 11, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
HRTC 1033F01-68039          $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 Oct 11.

Add to CartWed, Oct 18, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
HRTC 1034F01- 68040         $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 Oct 18.

Add to CartWed Oct 25 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
HRTC 1035F01- 68041      $69, $25 material fee to instructor

Microsoft Office Certificates

Microsoft Excel Training Certificate

Successfully complete all three classes and receive a Microsoft Excel Training Certificate and receive 1.8 CEUs. 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, Sept 6-13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks   Littleton Campus
COMP 1007F02-68043                    $179, includes manual closed

Fri, Sept 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1007F01-68042                  $179, includes manual closed

Add to CartFri, Nov 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Parker Campus
COMP 1007FP1-68044                 $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, Sept 20-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks    Littleton Campus
COMP 1008F02-68046                 $179, includes manual closed

Add to CartFri, Sept 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1008F01-68045                 $179, includes manual

Add to CartFri, Nov 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Parker Campus
COMP 1008FP1-68050                 $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, Oct 4-11, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2 wks    Littleton Campus
COMP 1009F02-68049                 $179, includes manual

Add to CartFri, Oct 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Littleton Campus
COMP 1009F01-68048                 $179, includes manual

Add to CartFri, Nov 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          Parker Campus
COMP 1009FP1-68047                 $179, includes manual

Microsoft SharePoint 2016

If you are a new or an existing SharePoint user, this program will provide you with the skills you need to work within and manage SharePoint sites. Explore SharePoint versions, layouts, and navigation, list and library views. Manage sites and page content, including wiki pages. Explore forms libraries, creating InfoPath forms, and managing site columns and content types. Discover SharePoint integration with Office applications, managing SharePoint site permissions, and participating in user communities.

This is an 80 hour online program completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program. Cost is $795. Register now.

Online Options

These are 6-week, 24 hours of instruction, online classes which begin the 2nd Wednesday of every
month. These classes are $129.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Master the basics of the word processor PC Magazine ranked as one of the “strongest and most intelligent programs ever written.” By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job. Create, edit and save documents; explore cut, copy, paste and delete text word commands. Practice formatting and paragraph features, bullets and numbered lists; check grammar and spelling; and use the thesaurus.

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Explore styles, section breaks, and columns and how to format tables. Use graphics, draw and edit shapes, and create text boxes. Learn how to print out labels, form letters, creating indexes, and envelopes. Learn to insert different types of graphics in a document including digital photographs from your own camera, clip art images provided by Microsoft, and different types of charts such as bar, line, or pie charts. Prerequisite: Introduction to Word or equivalent knowledge.

Introduction to Microsoft Access

Take control of your data! In this course, you’ll learn how to harness the power of Microsoft Access to organize, store, edit, manage, and report on hundreds of thousands of records. Start with the basics of database concepts and structure. Build and customize tables to store data. Learn about relational databases, and see how you can use them to build forms, generate reports, and search for data with queries across thousands of records in hundreds of tables—often with just a few clicks of your mouse! Discover how to use macros to automate repetitive tasks and increase your efficiency.

Intermediate Microsoft Access

Take your skills to the next level. Build an entire database project from scratch. Track customer and order information. Using action queries, add and update key fields that allow you to build relationships among the tables. Master the steps for building complex yet easy-to-use forms to manage table data. Build crosstab and summary queries so you can access information quickly and easily. Examine how to build reports using conditional formatting to highlight key data points, and explore Visual Basic, a powerful programming language that allows you to automate simple and complex tasks. Build a navigation form to make it easy for your users to find what they need.

Social Media & Marketing

Social Media & Marketing Certificate

Successfully complete all three classes and receive a Social Media 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, Nov 1, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060F01-68082         $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 CartMon, Nov 6, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
BUSI 1077F01-68052         $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.

Wed, Nov 15, 6-9 p.m.          Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076F01-68053  $79, $5 material fee to instructor closed

Online Options

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

Course Name Course Number Cost
Managing Customer Service ONLI 1170 $119
Professional Sales Skills ONLI 1133 $119
Effective Selling ONLI 1134 $119
Business and Marketing Writing ONLI 1240 $119
Effective Business Writing ONLI 1109 $119