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Trade School Spotlight: Arapahoe Community College: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker

Trade School Spotlight: Arapahoe Community College: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker

This profile is part of BraveTracks’ series on Colorado trade schools and community colleges soon-to-be high school graduates might want to check out.

Name:  Arapahoe Community College:  Littleton, Castle Rock and Parker

Tuition: First year, in-state students can expect to pay $2,898 for  a full semester of classes and an average of $1,749 in books and supplies, according to the National Center of Education Statistics.

Popular associate degree programs include:

  • Construction Management: Business Concentration: “Students completing the AAS in Construction Management degree have prepared themselves for supervisory/administrative roles within the construction/energy industry. The curriculum incorporates coursework in energy technologies, architectural principles, business, and construction technology.” –ACC website
  • Engineering Technologies – Mechanical Design Concentration: “The Engineering Technologies degree allows the student to study mechanical technologies as their area of design study. This program also contains an in-depth emphasis in computer aided design (CAD) including two and three dimensional design, visualization, customization, and programming. Mechanical design students will be introduced to parametric modeling design, geometric tolerancing (GDandT), materials, and manufacturing processes. Students will also create physical models with 3D plotting and laser cutting/engraving equipment. This program prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities that include Draftsperson, Junior Designer, and Computer Aided Design Technician.”–ACC website
  • Automotive Service Technology: “The two-year Automotive A.A.S. and certificate programs train students for employment in the automotive service industry as professional technicians and prepare students for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification examinations. This program includes ASE certification or manufacturer-specific training. Each class in the program requires 5-45 additional hours of hands-on and/or web based training (under supervision of the instructor) in addition to scheduled class hours.”–ACC website

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