Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 30, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023

Aims Overview / Campus Locations

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Aims Overview


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.

College Mission:

The mission of Aims Community College is to 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 from each other. They are:

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


Aims Community College has the lowest tuition in Northern Colorado, making Aims the most affordable place to accomplish the first 2 years of your college education. Earn a professional certificate, an Associate’s degree, or use your Guaranteed Transfer classes to achieve 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 Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, Records, Advising and the Learning Commons.

For a comprehensive look 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 not 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


260 College Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

Telephone: 303.857.4022, ext. 4300
                    Greeley - 970.330.8008, ext. 4300

FAX - 970.352.6950


Executive Campus Director:

Julie Luekenga, Ext. 5907

Staff Executive:

Stefanie Klatt, Ext. 5304

Student Development Counselor:

Kathryn Bowker, Ext. 5303

Enrollment Advisor:

Alice Shiflett, Ext. 5327

Student Services Specialist:

Natalia Delgado, Ext. 5913


Ext. 5945

Learning Commons:

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 are continually growing to meet the employment demand of our community.  Our agriculture program is the only one in Colorado to offer a Precision Ag Certificate.

The Prairie Building, which was recently renovated, houses academic classrooms as well admissions, registration, advising, textbooks, and financial aid services.  It also houses 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.  Aims Community College in Fort Lupton houses everything a student needs to be completely successful without leaving campus!


Loveland Campus


104 E. Fourth Street,
Loveland, CO 80537

Campus Main Line: 970.667.4611


Campus Executive Director:

Heather Lelchook 
Office: 970.339.6697

Continuing Education:


Learning Commons, Room 105:


Student Engagement, Inclusion, & Success:

Enrollment Services:


Academic Advising:


Counseling and CARE:


Financial Aid:


Campus Security: 970.372.4337 (during campus hours)

Security after hours: 970.539.2171

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. All degree/certificate seeking students at the Loveland campus are assigned an advisor and services are offered virtually or by appointment. Student Services staff provide the conduit for students to get direct access to Financial Aid, disability accommodation needs, veteran support services, TRIO student support services, and Records and Admissions. The Loveland Campus also features student resources and services such as the Learning Commons with library services and a computer lab, a Testing Center, Arty’s Pantry (food, household and school supply pantry), a Zoom Room for virtual connection, and gym passes to access the Loveland Recreation Center.

The academic offerings include the Associate of Arts and Science degrees, Associate of Arts Business Transfer degree, Graphics Software Applications Certificate, Basic Animation Certificate, Network Analyst Certificate, and pre-requisite courses for Allied Health degrees. The Graphics Software Applications Certificate and the Basic Animation Certificate are Career Academies which is a program to offer high school students a Career and Technical Education concurrent enrollment certificate in two semesters. The campus offers these certificates as open enrollment so the courses are a mix of high school students and post-secondary  students. The Network Analyst Certificate ties in with Thompson School District’s concurrent pathways at the Thompson Career Campus allowing  students to earn a certificate while in high school.

The Loveland Campus offers courses in various formats: face-to-face, online, and hybrid (combination online and face-to-face). In addition, we offer both credit and non-credit courses during the day, at night, and on weekends to accommodate different schedules and interests. Non-credit courses may include professional development, certifications, and personal enrichment classes.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


Windsor Campus

Campus Main Line: 970.339.6610


Campus Executive Director:

Mary Gabriel

Automotive and Technology Center:

1120 Southgate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550

Public Safety Institute:

1130 Southgate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550

Learning Commons, PSI Room 110:


Student Engagement, Inclusion, & Success:

Enrollment Services:
PSI, Room 140

Academic Advising:
PSI, Room 143

Counseling and CARE:
PSI, Room 141

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 registration, assessment, advising, student counseling, as well as a physical fitness area available to all Windsor students, Arty’s Underground for food, and a Learning Commons consisting of a computer lab, library, testing and tutoring services. Windsor Campus houses the Aims Automotive and Technology Center, the Public Safety Institute, and general education courses leading to Associate of Arts or Science 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 see what this amazing campus has to offer!



Aims Online


Office of Learning Environments
Westview 102

Telephone: 970.339.6402
FAX: 970.506.6940
TTY: 970.339.6388

Stephanie Chadwick
Assessment Specialist


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 or 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 time 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.

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