In 1970, the former Arapahoe Junior College (founded in 1965) became Arapahoe Community College. Adjacent to downtown Littleton, Colorado, and just 10 miles south of downtown Denver, ACC’s Littleton campus offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Colorado Rockies.
ACC is an open-door admissions institution, educating people from age 17 on up — with or without a high school diploma or GED certificate. About 18,000 students attend ACC annually. ACC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. Most classes are held at the Main building, completed in 1974, on ACC’s 51-acre Littleton campus. Its facilities include:
- The Weber Center for Learning Resources library, completed in a $13 million renovation in 2001 of the Main building, is now the architectural centerpiece of campus.
- A large annex to the main building completed in 1977, houses additional classrooms, laboratories, the Colorado Gallery of Arts, Community Education, the automotive technology department and the Fitness Center.
- The Art and Design Center, acquired in 1990 in downtown Littleton, houses ACC’s art, fine art, design and some technology programs.
- The ACC Parker Campus, ACC’s satellite campus in Parker that opened in 2000 houses ACC's Workforce Training Program.
- ACC opened the Castle Rock Campus in October 2011. The campus features five classrooms configured with the latest technology and a large computer lab.