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Home and Garden
Learn more about home electricity, home buying and selling, and interior decorating through non-credit classes at Arapahoe Community College.
Basic Electricity for the Homeowner
Learn the basics of your home electrical system and when it is safe to work on an electrical circuit. Understand why fuses “blow” and the differences between current, voltage, power and energy. Learn how to use tools to identify “hot” electrical circuits. Learn the difference between direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). Learn how electricity is generated and how it is distributed throughout your house. Learn the purpose of service panels and sub panels. Understand series and parallel circuits and why parallel circuits are used more frequently in your house. Build simple circuits and perform simple measurements. Understand the operation of common household devices, such as, outlets, switches and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). Learn how Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) operate and why they are used. Learn the components and operation of a simple solar panel electrical system.
Wed, Oct 2-9, 5:30-9 p.m., 2 wks | Littleton Campus
INDS 1029F01-68113 | $79, $20 material fee to instructor
Home Buying and Selling
Home Buyer Basics - Be Prepared!
In this real estate market it’s more important than ever for buyers to be prepared to enter the market. This class has been designed to give you the information you need to be a successful home buyer. As a student you will understand the home buying process from start to finish; the current Denver Metro real estate market; how to describe your new home; how to choose the right real estate broker and be provided with a checklist for viewing homes. We will also review tips and techniques for writing a strong offer. You will leave the class with the all information you need for your home buying process to be a success.
Sat, Aug 3, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1001M02-58173 | $25 | closed
Sat, Sept 21, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1001F01-68115 | $25 | closed
Sat, Oct 12, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1001F02-68116 | $25| closed
Sat, Nov 16, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1001F03-68117 | $25
Sat, Dec 7, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1001F04-68118 | $25
How to Sell Your Home - The Basics
It’s not as easy as you may think to sell your home in this market for the best price and terms. Take this class for answers to your most important questions. The class covers the challenges of selling in a quickly moving market, the importance of the right pricing strategy and what it really costs to sell a home, and you will learn negotiation tips and techniques. You will be provided with information on how to navigate the entire process including: staging, listing, internet distribution, inspection and appraisal negotiations and a review of critical contracts and forms. Every student will be offered a free comparative market analysis of their home.
Sat, Aug 17, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1002M02-58175 | $25
Sat, Oct 5, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1002F01-68119 | $25
Sat, Oct 26, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1002F02-68120 | $25
Sat, Nov 23, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1002F03-68121 | $25
Sat, Dec 14, 10am-12:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1002F04-68122 | $25
Introduction to Interior Design
Looking to spruce up your home for the holidays? This class covers design fundamentals and how to implement them to create a designer look. Explore color, paint, accessories, lighting and window treatments. Create your own scaled floor plan with furniture placement. Discover cost effective ways to create a look you love.
Wed, Oct 16-Nov 6, 6:30-8:30pm | Littleton Campus
INDS 1009F01-68123 | $99, $15 material fee to instructor
Workforce & Community Programs
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
acc [dot] wcp [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
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