Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160
Littleton, Colorado 80160
(303) 797-5621
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

As the first community college in Denver, Arapahoe Community College was founded in 1965 with 550 students. Today, it provides more than 21,000 students a high-quality education through small class sizes, a community-centered environment, and a commitment to life-long learning. In addition to the main Littleton Campus, ACC has expanded to two other campuses — the Parker Campus, a satellite campus for those living in Douglas County communities, and the newly-opened Castle Rock Campus.

Programs Offered

At ACC, students can choose from 84 degree and certificate programs in areas such as accounting, math, criminal justice, automotive technology, mortuary science, engineering technologies, business administration, and more. Two-year associate programs result in the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Applied Science. In addition, ACC’s Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Courses allow students to take courses that will transfer to any public, four-year institution in the state. This college also has options for nontraditional students, offering more than 300 online courses through ACConline, as well as community education courses and workforce training.


ACC has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has been a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1970. In addition, it has earned specialized accreditation from agencies like the American Board of Funeral Service Education, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, as verified by College Navigator.


ACC has an open door admissions policy, meaning all high school graduates and GED holders over the age of 17 are admitted. Applicants must complete an admission application and provide proof of high school graduation or GED. High school students can apply for concurrent enrollment, and 16 and under students must submit an underage instruction letter and underage parent consent.


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