Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Aug 01, 2021  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aims Overview / Campus Locations


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Aims Overview

History

In 1965, a citizen’s committee representing all of Weld County’s school districts recommended the formation of a junior college district. In January of 1967, voters of the district overwhelmingly approved the establishment of Aims Community College. Two months later, a governing board was elected and it, in turn, selected Dr. Ed Beaty as the College’s first president.

Aims has continued to grow to serve the needs of the community over the past 50 years and now provides educational excellence at locations in Greeley, Fort Lupton, Loveland, and Windsor. Curriculum now includes 4,000 day, evening, weekend, and online courses annually in more than 200 degree and certificate programs.

Aims continues to prepare for the future by expanding and remodeling facilities and by constantly updating the technology that is available to students in the classroom, around the campuses and online.

Mission:  Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.
Purpose:  Build a Stronger Community
Vision:  First Choice - The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
College Values: 

The college’s values define what Aims employees and students provide to and expect form each other. They are:

  • Authenticity & Truthfulness
  • Community
  • Equity & Professional Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Performance Excellence & Effectiveness

Tuition

Aims Community College has the lowest tuition in Northern Colorado, making Aims the most affordable place to accomplish the first two years of your college education. Earn a professional certificate, an Associate’s degree, or use your Guaranteed Transfer classes to complete your Bachelor’s degree at any 4-year Colorado institution for a fraction of the cost to attend there the full 4 years.

Greeley Campus

The Greeley Campus in west Greeley is the center of Aims Community College. The 180-acre campus is home to a dozen academic buildings, including several general classroom buildings, a physical education and recreation center, administrative services complex, and the College Center, which houses almost all student services including Advising, Financial Aid, Student Enrollment, Records, and the Learning Commons.

For a comprehensive view of the campus, refer to the campus map.

Aims Community College is a single educational institution consisting of the main campus in Greeley and campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland, and Windsor. Degrees and certificates are conferred by Aims Community College. The College does no offer all programs at all campuses. Students who begin their education Online, in Fort Lupton, Loveland, or Windsor, may need to complete program requirements on the Greeley campus.

Wireless Infrastructure at Aims Community College

Aims Community College has prolific, high-speed wireless available in all of its campus buildings. Wireless Local Area Networks or WLANs enable Aims students, staff, and faculty to connect to the Internet, ensuring compatibility and speed for all standard mobile devices. This technology allows students to collaborate on classroom assignments in more casual settings like Arty’s Bistro, study lounges, and the College Center atrium. On our Greeley campus, outdoor areas also have wireless coverage.

 

Fort Lupton Campus

Location:

260 College Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

Telephone: 303.857.4022, ext. 4300

FAX: 970.352.6950

Email: fortlupton@aims.edu

Executive Campus Director:

Julie Luekenga,
303.857.4022, Ext. 5907
julie.luekenga@aims.edu

Staff Executive:

Stefanie Klatt, Ext. 5304

Student Development Counselor:

Kathryn Bowker, Ext. 5303

Enrollment Advisor:

Jane Hayes, Ext. 5327

Student Services Specialist:

Natalia Delgado, Ext. 5913

Bookstore:

303.857.4022, Ext. 5945

Learning Commons:

303.857.4022, Ext. 5905

Aims Community College in Fort Lupton houses everything a student needs to be completely successful without leaving campus. The campus in Fort Lupton has two buildings as part of our full-service campus. We offer Guaranteed Transfer and general education courses so you can earn your Associate degree, along with several Career and Technical Education courses, which can lead to certificates and AAS degrees. Certificates and degrees are offered in agriculture, nurse aide, and welding. Other programs available at the Fort Lupton Campus include non-credit continuing education courses, Bueno HEP/GED, and Bueno College Assistance Program (CAMP).

In September 2013, the new Platte Building was opened to provide more classroom and state-of-the-art laboratory and workshop spaces. The agriculture and welding programs are both housed in the Platte Building and continually growing to meet the employment demand of our community. Our agriculture program is the only on in Colorado to offer a Precision Ag Certificate.

The Prairie Building which was recently renovated, houses academic classrooms as well as enrollment, registration, advising, textbooks, and financial aid services. It also house the Learning Commons which offers tutoring, testing, a computer lab, and library.

The campus is just one-half mile east of downtown Fort Lupton, conveniently located to serve the southeast Weld County community. 

Loveland Campus

Location:

104 E. Fourth Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Campus Main Line: 970.669.4611

Email: loveland@aims.edu

Executive Campus Director:

Heather Lelchook
970.667.4611, Ext. 3311
heather.lelchook@aims.edu

Learning Commons, Room 105:

970.667.4611, Ext. 3304
loveland.lc@aims.edu

Enrollment Services: 970.667.4611

Academic Advising: 970.667.4611

Counseling and CARE: 970.667.4611

Campus Security: 970.518.5137 (during campus hours)
                                970.539.2171 (after hours)

Aims Community College’s west campus is located in downtown Loveland at 104 East 4th Street. The Loveland Campus, donated by the McKee Charitable Trust, opened in the fall of 1987. The Loveland Campus is a full-service campus, offering the following services: Student Enrollment and Records, Assessment, Academic Advising, Financial Aid Advising, Counseling, and the Learning Commons, which offers tutoring, testing, a computer lab, and library.

The Loveland Campus offers courses in various formats: face-to-face, semester-long courses, accelerated courses, online courses, and hybrid courses (combination online and face-to-face). In addition, we offer both credit and non-credit courses during the day and evening to accommodate different schedules and interests. Non-credit courses, on demand, may include corporate or customized training, workshops, and career classes.

Students may complete an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Arts Business Transfer degree, Graphic Software and Applications Certificate, Basic Animation Certificate, or the Med Prep Certificate program, which includes five separate certificates.

Finally, students will find a rich campus life with Student Leadership and Development programming such as iFocus workshops, holiday celebrations, Peer Educators, health and wellness activities, and student clubs.

Windsor Campus

Location:

Automotive and Technology Center:
1120 Southgate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
970.339.6286
auto@aims.edu

Public Safety Institute:
1130 Southgate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
970.339.6397
windsor@aims.edu

Campus Main Line: 970.339.6690

Email: windsor@aims.edu

Executive Campus Director:

Mary Gabriel
970.339.6248
mary.gabriel@aims.edu

Learning Commons, PSI Room 110:

970.378.3520
windsor.lc@aims.edu

Enrollment Services, PSI Room 140: 

970.339.6690

Academic Advising, PSI Room 143: 

970.339.6609

Counseling and CARE, PSI Room 141:

970.339.6327

The Aims Windsor Campus is a state-of-the-art training and educational facility located off of I-25 and US-34. It is a full-service campus that includes enrollment, registration, advising, assessment, advising, student counseling services, as well as a physical fitness area available to all Windsor students, Arty’s Underground, and a Learning Commons which offers tutoring, testing, a computer lab, and library. Windsor Campus houses the Aims Automotive and Technology Center, the Public Safety Institute, and general education courses leading to Associate of Arts or Sciences degrees.

The Aims Automotive and Technology Center is home to the award-winning Aims Automotive programs with the latest equipment, industry-proven instructors, and generous tool program to prepare students for success in the automotive industry. The facility is a high-tech learning environment that includes smart-technology classrooms, wired and wireless computer labs, a science lab and conference room.

The Public Safety Institute provides emergency response training for firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and paramedics. The renowned Public Safety Institute features the latest equipment and facilities for students in public safety, including an anatomage table, gas-prop burn tower, simulation manikins and rooms, fire trucks, ambulances, and more. Hands-on training, state-of-the-art facilities, and knowledgeable instructors working in the field, all combine to create a unique experience for students studying public safety.

Additionally, Windsor students can participate in a rich campus life through workshops, recruiting events, holiday and school celebrations, clubs and other student programming. Come and see what this amazing campus has to offer!

Aims Online Learning

Location:

Office of Learning Environments
Greeley Campus, Westview 102

Telephone: 970.339.6402
FAX: 970.506.6940
TTY: 970.339.6388
Email: onlinelearning@aims.edu

Interim Campus Director:

Ross Perkins
970.339.6402
ross.perkins@aims.edu

Online learning is a popular way for students to access courses. Online classes appeal to students who have work, transportation or other obligations that make it difficult to be on campus on a regular basis. It is even possible to complete an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree entirely online at Aims.

Online classes are continually evolving and students should not expect to complete an entire course without ever leaving home. Some classes might have an on-campus orientation and others might have field trips or group projects. However, one consistent aspect of online courses is the need to access course materials, engage in discussions, and complete assignments remotely using a computer or mobile device.

Students interested in online learning should consider whether of not they possess the necessary skills and equipment needed to be successful online. Students who do well online will have strong organizational skills, be self-motivated and willing to engage in the course largely independently. Online courses are structured and will cover the same material at the same pace as a face-to-face class. Aims follows the mandated Colorado Common Course descriptions, learning outcomes, and outlines for all courses regardless of delivery method. However, the online learner will have to be disciplined and set aside several times a week to “attend class.” Online classes are flexible with respect to when students engage, but still have weekly assignments and due dates. Students will also need a reliable computer and Internet connection.

Some students are under the impression that online courses are easier than a typical face-to-face class. While there will be obvious differences between courses regardless of whether or not they are online, students should expect to work just as hard online. In fact, many students find that online classes actually require more work when they consider the need to be diligent about attending their online class, working independently, and the added work that comes from engaging online and largely via text.

For more information, visit https://www.aims.edu/online/rightforme.php.