80011 16000 E. Center Tech Pkwy.
Arapahoe Community College was founded in 1965. It enrolls over 20,000 students annually. The college is accredited by the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
The college is one of 28 public institutions of higher education in Colorado. There are thirteen four-year public institutions and fifteen two-year public institutions governed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Students may choose from more than 40 degrees and certificates in transfer and occupational education. CCA’s core classes are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado public colleges and universities. The Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of General Studies degree programs are transferable to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. The Associate of Applied Science degree programs and related certificate programs provide occupational education for students who seek job preparation, career mobility, or job retraining. The college also offers on-site workforce development and customized training for business and industry.
The college offers classes at convenient times and locations to meet students’ demanding schedules. CCA has traditional classroom, online, hybrid, and evening/weekend classes, as well as “open entry” classes that start every week. Small class sizes, labs, and free tutoring support and enhance student learning. CCA’s Career Center guides and prepares students for successful employment.
College Preparatory ESL Program is for non-English speakers of all languages who would like to improve their use of English and prepare for entry into college and occupational programs. Pronunciation, conversation, grammar, reading, composition, and computer classes are conveniently scheduled for mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. Classes are academically rigorous. Students must complete homework and take exams in order to receive a passing grade. Free academic support activities are available throughout the semester to help students improve their English outside of the classroom. Activities include: computer labs, tutoring, study groups, conversation groups, and workshops on grammar, spelling, and study skills. ESL students who successfully complete (grade of C or higher) three advanced level ESL courses (Grammar, Reading, and Composition) may receive a Certificate of Completion.
The non-credit Community ESL program is designed for those students in the community who wish to improve their life-skills English.
College Preparatory ESL Program:
Summer session: 409.20 per 1 credit hour
Fall/Spring semester: 429.15 per 1 credit hour.
Non-credit Community ESL program:
Levels 1-4: $60
Levels 5-6: $150