Aims Community College began when electors approved the creation of the Aims Junior College District on January 24, 1967. During the spring of 1967, the first Board of Trustees was selected and the college’s first president, Ed Beaty, arrived in June of that year. The first classes at Aims were held that fall.
As a local taxing district college, Aims assesses a mill levy on all property within the tax district. Aims is one of only two local district colleges in the state of Colorado. While Aims does not participate in the Colorado State College Opportunity Fund (COF), it does receive funding from the state through a line item in the annual Long Bill, approved by the Colorado Legislature each year. Tuition and fees make up approximately 20 percent of the college’s budget.
The boundaries of the Aims Junior College District align with the boundaries of 12 school districts in Weld County plus small portions of Adams, Larimer, Logan and Morgan counties and the city and county of Broomfield. Residents of any of the following school districts qualify for in-district tuition rates: Greeley/Evans District 6, RE-1, RE-2, RE-3J, RE-4, RE-5J, RE-7, RE-8, RE-9J, RE-10J, RE-11J and RE-12. To see if you qualify for in-district tuition, contact the Admissions and Records Office at (970) 339-6349 or visit our In-State Tuition webpage.
Aims is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five members elected at public elections for staggered terms of four years each. The Board of Trustees is established and derives its powers from the Constitution of the State of Colorado and the Colorado Revised Statutes. Under law, The Board of Trustees is charged with holding property in the name of the college, hiring the chief executive of the college, establishing organizational, financial and educational policies and adopting the annual budget. The college president is charged with performing the duties of the Chief Executive Officer including implementation of policies, procedures and contracts; administration of the employment relationship with college employees, as well as employment policies and regulations and administration of all educational programs and business affairs. The president also provides leadership and direction to others in administrative positions in the performance of their duties. For day-to-day college operations the college president relies on the Cabinet to help keep the college running smoothly. This team consists of the President, Vice President of Administrative Services, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, Executive Director of Communications and Public Information, Executive Director Human Resources and Executive Assistant to the President.
The Communications & Public Information Office can answer questions and connect you with the correct person or department to serve as a source for your story. You can reach the office at (970) 339-6206.
Aims maintains the best education value in the Front Range. View Aims Community College current Tuition and Fee rates. Aims Community College rates are based on the residency of the student at time of registration.
Aims offers 160 degree and certificate programs.
Aims employs nearly 945 full- and part-time employees.
Approximately 8,000 students attend the college’s four campuses, online classes, early college and off campus concurrent courses annually.
Yes, Aims is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Aims has campuses in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Lupton and Windsor.
View our online job listing or contact Aims Human Resources department at (970) 339-6670.
An educational alliance between Aims Community College and Franklin University provides students an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree. Franklin University is a private university located in Columbus, Ohio. It is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university serves more than 11,000 students every year and offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 9 master’s degree programs. http://www.franklin.edu
Some courses allow a flexible enrollment period, providing self-paced instruction with guidance from instructors. Completion of open-entry, open-exit courses are dependent upon completing knowledge-based testing.
Open admission is a policy that permits students to enter the college and enroll in course work. Entrance into specific courses, however, is limited to those who have demonstrated the ability to handle the work. Aims Community College will not deny admission to any district resident because of financial need as determined by the Student Financial Assistance Office. No admission fee is required as a condition for admission. Admission does not assure acceptance of an individual student into a particular course or program. Admission to the College does not, therefore, imply entry into any program which has selective admission standards nor does it assure admission to courses and programs in which an applicant's mental or physical disability may, in the opinion of the College, appear to be impractical or dangerous. The College may deny admission or re-enrollment to individuals who cannot benefit from the programs/courses offered or are considered detrimental to the best interest of the college community. Some students may be requested to enroll in special courses for correction of scholastic or other deficiencies as identified by the college's assessment process. Minimum skill levels are required for admission to even basic education courses. (See Assessment Requirements)
Specific information can be found in the Event Scheduling & Campus Use page or by contacting Facilities and Operations at (970) 339-6243.