Aims Community College is a two-year institution with a main campus in Greeley, Colorado, less than an hour north of Denver. Aims offers about 130 different degree and certification programs. Many Aims students go on to transfer to four-year universities all across the country. Day, evening, and online courses are offered, making this an ideal college for recent high school graduates and for those already employed who are looking for a new degree.
Students who enroll work towards a Transfer Track or a Career and Technical Track. Graduates in the Transfer track receive either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and often transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in their chosen field. These degrees are guaranteed to transfer to any Colorado 4-year public baccalaureate school.
Other students who choose to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or earn one of the many certificates in their field of interest often move on to full-time employment.
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The college has an open admissions policy. ACT and SAT scores are not required, but the applicant should submit them if they are available, as this will help advisors determine the best course of study for the student.
Degree-seeking students who have not taken the ACT or SAT will be required to take the Accuplacer placement test. Applicants who meet certain score requirements in English, math, and reading on the ACT and SAT to not have to take the Accuplacer test.
For all students, the application date for the fall semester is usually mid-August.
Financial aid is available for students who need assistance paying for their education. This aid comes in the forms of grants, loans, scholarships, veteran benefits, and federal work-study programs. Students can apply for federal financial aid online, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students who receive financial aid will need to maintain satisfactory academic performance to remain eligible.
Federal aid available to students include the Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study. State aid available includes the Colorado Student Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Program, and Colorado Work-Study. This school also offers aid directly, with the Aims Scholars Scholarship and the Aims Need Based Grant.
For priority students, the deadline for financial aid is usually mid-April.
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There are a number of student clubs and organizations on campus, including the Aims English Honor Society, Aims Flight Team, Aims History Club, Aims Welding Club, Aims Student Nursing Association, Aims Gay-Straight Alliance Club, Aims Students Raising Kids Club, Aims Music Club, Aims Video Production Club, and Surgical Technology Club. In addition, there is a Beta Kappa Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on campus.
Aims also has the Monfort Early Childhood Education Center, which offers childcare services for students who have children five years old or younger.
Students interested in journalism careers can gain experience by working on the staff of the Aims Angle, the student newspaper.
The school’s Intensive English Program builds the reading and writing skills of students learning the English language. In addition, the Aims Cultural Center offers a place of students of all nationalities to study and relax.
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Aims is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a number of the college’s programs are accredited by noted institutions. For example, the Aviation Program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Fire Technology Program is accredited by the International Fire Science Accreditation Congress.
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