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Take professional development courses at Arapahoe Community College in: computer software, equine, event management, manufacturing, and social media marketing.
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 2.1 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.
Tue/Thu, Aug 6-22, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1010M01-58103 | $539, includes manuals
Fri, Oct 11-25, 9-4pm, 3 wks | Parker Campus
COMP 1010FP1-68023 | $539, includes manuals
Tue/Thu, Dec 3-19, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1010F01-68024 | $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.
Fri, Oct 11, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1007FP1-68025 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Dec 3 & 5, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1007F01-68026 | $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.
Fri, Oct 18, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1008FP1-68027 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Dec 10 & 12, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1008F01-68028 | $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.
Fri, Oct 24, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1009FP1-68029 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Dec 17 & 19, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1009F01-68030 | $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.
Fri, Sept 13-27, 9am-4pm, 3 wks | Parker Campus
COMP 1011FP1-68031 | $539, includes manuals
Tue/Thu, Nov 5-21, 6-9pm, 3 wks | Littleton Campus
COMP 1011F01-68032 | $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.
Fri, Sept 13, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1012FP1-68033 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Nov 5 & 7, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1012F01-68034 | $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.
Fri, Sept 20, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1013FP1-68035 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Nov 12 & 14, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1013F01-68036 | $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.
Fri, Sept 27, 9am-4pm | Parker Campus
COMP 1014FP1-68037 | $199, includes manual
Tue/Thu, Nov 19-21, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1014F01-68038 | $199, includes manual
Introduction to QuickBooks Online
You will learn how to set up a company and work through an entire monthly accounting cycle using a sample company. At the end of the course, participants will be able to complete standard transactions within a service based business.
Sat, Sept 14-Oct 12, 10am-12pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1082F01-68039 | $199
Sat, Nov 9-Dec 7, 10am-12pm | Littleton Campus
COMP 1082F02-68040 | $199
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. He transitioned to full-time teaching in Colorado 20 years ago beginning at Front Range Community College and currently at Arapahoe Community College. 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.
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 2 to December 10, 2019.
HRSM1009F01-68047 | 20 hours a week | $499
HRSM1009F02-68048 | 30 hours a week | $599
HRSM1009F03-68049 | 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.
Tue, Sept 3-Dec 3, 6-7:30pm, 14 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM1002F01-68054 | $199
Hoof Anatomy and Physiology
A continuation of Hoof Care I, this course reviews diseases and injuries of the hoof, trimming of the hoof, and products. Also students will begin to trim horses. Pre-requisite: Hoof Care I and Hoof Anatomy and Physiology.
Mon/Wed, Oct 23-Dec 11, 6-7:30pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM2021F01-68052 | $199, plus book
This final in a series of hoof courses, students will cover an understanding of proper shoeing, corrective shoeing and therapeutic trimming and shoeing and shoeing evaluation. Students will continue to trim horses in an effort to refine their skills and knowledge of the hoof. Pre-requisite: Hoof Care I and II and Hoof Anatomy and Physiology.
Mon/Wed, Oct 23-Dec 11, 7:45-9:15pm, 7 wks | Littleton Campus
HRSM2022F01-68053 | $199, plus book
Horse Training and Horsemanship
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.
Locations, days and times are arranged with instructor
September 2 - December 10* | HRSM1010F01-68055 | $399
FREE Information Session - Equine Open House
Thursday, August 15, 6-7pm 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.
Floral Design Certificate
Earn a certificate in Floral Design Principles after you successfully complete this series of 4 consecutive classes. Classes focus on fresh flower arranging and is taught by Crystal Oleskevich, who owns her own floral business. 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Arrangement Workshop and Critique
The culminating workshop brings your flower arranging skills together. Make an arrangement to take home.
Tue, Oct 8-29, 6-9pm, 4 wks. | Littleton Campus
HRTC 2001F01-68056 | $276, $25 flower fee per week
Tue, Nov 12-Dec 3, 6-9pm, 4 wks. | Littleton Campus
HRTC 2001F02-68057 | $276, $25 Flower Fee Per Week
Becoming a Professional Mediator
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.
Mon, Sep 23, 6:30-8:30pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1001F01-68070 | $49, $8 material fee to instructor
Basic Mediation 40-Hour Certificate Program
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.
Fri/Sat/Sun, Oct 11-13 and Oct 18-20, Fri & Sat 9-5pm, Sun 10-3pm, 2 wks. | Littleton Campus
BUSI 2001F01-68071 | $599, $30 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
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.
Mon, Oct 7, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1060F01-68072 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor
Facebook Your Way to Business Success: Facebook Deep Dive
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.
Wed, Oct 9, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1077F01-68073 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor
Introduction to Facebook Advertising: Secrets to Boost Your Likes and Views
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.
Thu, Oct 10, 6-9pm | Littleton Campus
BUSI 1076f01-68074 | $79, $5 material fee to instructor
WordPress and E-Commerce
How to Build a Website Using WordPress: WordPress Certificate Program
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 ho 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, which can be used to take control of your website and make customizations above and beyond the limitations of many available themes.
Wed, Oct 2-Nov 20, 6-9pm, 8 sessions | Littleton Campus
COMP 1045F01-68124 | $315, plus $30 hosting fee
Build Your Own Online Store Using WordPress & WooCommerce
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, Woo-Commerce 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.
Thu, Oct 3-Nov 21*, 6-9pm, 8 Sessions | Littleton Campus
COMP 1048F01 - 68125 | $379, plus $30 hosting fee
Workforce & Community Programs
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