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College Business Services

College Business Services are the people and departments who fulfill and ensure the quality and value of an ACC education. ACC wants to make it easy for you to find the information and data you’re seeking, whether you’re a prospective student wanting to ensure you’ll receive the best value and results for your investment in your ACC education or a community member wanting to learn more about ACC.

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at ACC provides vital information on enrollment trends, graduation and retention rates, staff and student demographics, and other important data.

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at ACC provides vital information on enrollment trends, graduation and retention rates, staff and student demographics, and other important data.


Arapahoe Community College is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). ACC has been accredited since 1970.

Why is Accreditation Important?

College accreditation is a guarantee that a college or program meets certain principles and provides quality education.

  1. It gives the assurance that you will be able to attain definite educational outcomes.
  2. It pledges that you’ll get qualified instructors and high quality, up-to-date curriculum.
  3. It allows a school eligibility to participate in government student assistance programs like federal grants and loans.
  4. It helps ensure your tuition will be reimbursed by your employer if they offer tuition assistance.
  5. It can help with employment. Most employers will look at a degree from an institution with accreditation as a credential demonstrating motivation and quality education.
  6. It will allow you to transfer credits to another college or university.

Employment at ACC

The faculty and staff at ACC are passionate about student success. All ACC employees participate as educators striving to create an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the surrounding community.

ACC creates a community of diverse individuals that take pride in their work and are part of the College’s achievements and accomplishments no matter what their job. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available at our three locations in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock. We also have opportunities for teaching online courses.



At ACC we have 7 academic pathways for you to explore, connect, and succeed in your future. With over 100 degrees and certificates to choose from, our pathways can help you find a focus, stay on track, and take you one step closer to achieving your dream. Get started on a path to transfer or on your way to a new career. Together we can Move Mountains.

Degrees and Certificates

Discover all of the 100+ bachelor’s and associate degrees and certificates we offer at ACC. Find the option that works for you. Whether you want a career in healthcare, arts, technology, public services, STEM, business, human and social studies, or another field, we have a degree or certificate that can help you reach your goals.


Learn more about our ACC courses. Get course descriptions, prerequisite or corequisite information, and find out what you’ll learn in each course to help you decide which fits best with your educational goals.

The statements in this Catalog outline the current rules, regulations and policies of Arapahoe Community College and the Colorado Community College System. While the provisions of this Catalog will normally be applied as stated, the College reserves the right to make changes at any time. The Web site, therefore, will contain any changes and is the most current source of information and is the basis of the College’s contract with its students.

Career Services

Let Us Help You Move Mountains

Our career services team can help you create a map of your future after ACC. Students and alumni are provided with a variety of services designed for achieving the career goals they are working toward. ACC can provide the guidance necessary to determine what you want to do, where you will excel, and what you need to do to get there, as well as connecting you with organizations looking for candidates like you.


ACC offers our students a variety of events and resources to help you along your career path. We want you to achieve your goals and can assist with career counseling and assessments, resume building, interview skills, job search strategies, and more.

Businesses and Employers

We partner with businesses of all kinds to connect with smart and talented candidates. ACC students and alumni are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a competitive workforce. Employers can post an unlimited number of job listings or internship opportunities through Purple Briefcase free of charge. Call or email us for job posting instructions and to learn more about additional on-campus recruiting opportunities.


Purple Briefcase, our online job board, is available to all alumni to assist in their job search. To access, visit Purple Briefcase and sign up through the “New Alumni” tab.

Current Job Openings through Purple Briefcase

Our online job board, Purple Briefcase, allows ACC students and alumni a chance to connect with local employers and career experiences. If you’re a current ACC student, access Purple Briefcase through myACC on the Training & Technology page.

Transfer Services

Start at ACC, Move Mountains Anywhere!

Let us be your guide as you plan for your educational path. ACC can help make your transition as seamless as possible by helping you find the courses for your degree that will transfer to a 4-year institution.

Transferring to ACC? Scroll down to our Transfer To ACC section to find out more about how to transfer credit to ACC, find your path, and start Moving Mountains.

Transfer Out of ACC

Are you thinking about transferring after your graduate from ACC. Be as prepared as you can be for a seamless transfer to the college or university of your choice.


ACC’s Apprenticeship programs combine customized related technical instruction with structured on-the-job training. By combining your education and paid experience with our employer partners, you’ll be able to launch your career even faster.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an employer-driven teaching/learning model that allows individuals to become employees of a company and ‘earn while they learn’ through paid on-the-job-training (OJT) and related technical instruction (RTI). The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has three classifications for apprenticeships: time-based, competency-based, and a hybrid of both.

Our apprenticeship programs require a minimum of 2000 hours of OJT conducted by an employer partner, and a minimum of 144 hours of RTI provided by Arapahoe Community College. We develop our curriculum with our employer partners so that you can work towards your degree and learn the immediate skills for your specialty. RTI instruction can be included in credit hours, non-credit hours, or a mixture of both.

What Should I Expect from an Apprenticeship at ACC

If you are interested in participating in an apprenticeship with Arapahoe Community College, you should expect to attend an informational session to learn more about the program. These informational sessions are hosted approximately two months prior to the program start date and will have information on the application and selection process.

You do not need to have prior experience in a field to begin an apprenticeship! Most apprentices have little to no background or job history in the field.

Our programs are supported by multiple partners that ensure the success of the apprentice: employer partners, ACC instructors and staff, and local Workforce Center staff. You’ll be provided wrap-around services and support from Arapahoe Community College and local Workforce Center staff.

Because apprentices become ACC students, there are a wide variety of educational and other resources available to you. Depending on qualification, Workforce Center support may include funding for the program, transportation, or child care assistance. In addition to this partner support, this program was designed to make sure apprentices can learn from and support one another.

The apprenticeship program is intensive, rigorous, and competency-based. It requires apprentices to be committed to both an education program and work.

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