Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: About Aims - General Information

  1. How long has Aims been around?
  2. How does Aims receive its funding?
  3. Who qualifies for in-district tuition rates?
  4. Who makes decisions at Aims?
  5. I am a member of the media. Who should I contact for more information about Aims or to contact a source from Aims for my story?
  6. How much does it cost to go to Aims?
  7. How many programs does Aims offer?
  8. How many people does Aims employ?
  9. How many students attend Aims?
  10. Is Aims accredited?
  11. How many campuses does Aims have?
  12. Why is Aims not involved with COF?
  13. What is the difference between Aims Community College and Aims Continuing Education?
  14. Iím interested in working at Aims. Where do I find job listings?
  15. What is Franklin University?
  16. What is open-entry open-exit?
  17. What does open admission mean?
  18. Does Aims rent rooms for events or meetings?

How long has Aims been around?

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 collegeís first president, Ed Beaty, arrived in June of that year. The first classes at Aims were held that fall.

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How does Aims receive its funding?

"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 collegeís budget."

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Who qualifies for in-district tuition rates?

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.

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Who makes decisions at Aims?

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, currently Dr. Marsi Liddell, 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 the deans and others in administrative positions in the performance of their duties. For day-to-day college operations the college president relies on the senior management team to help keep the college running smoothly. This team consists of the three academic deans, the deans of student services and continuing education, the chief business officer and the chief information officer.

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I am a member of the media. Who should I contact for more information about Aims or to contact a source from Aims for my story?

The 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 PIO at (970) 339-6206 or(970) 339-6365.

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How much does it cost to go to Aims?

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.

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How many programs does Aims offer?

Aims offers 130 degree and certificate programs.

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How many people does Aims employ?

Aims employs nearly 900 full- and part-time employees.

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How many students attend Aims?

Approximately 8,000 students attend the collegeís three campuses annually.

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Is Aims accredited?

Yes, Aims is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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How many campuses does Aims have?

Aims has campuses in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Lupton. In Greeley, Aims also has the Continuing Education Division, which is located a mile north of the main campus.

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Why is Aims not involved with COF?

College Opportunity Fund FAQs

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What is the difference between Aims Community College and Aims Continuing Education?

Aims Continuing Education Division offers not-for-credit courses,, including some certificate programs and customized training for businesses.

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Iím interested in working at Aims. Where do I find job listings?

View our online job listing or contact Aims Human Resources department at 339-6670

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What is Franklin University?

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 masterís degree programs. http://www.franklin.edu

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What is open-entry open-exit?

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.

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What does open admission mean?

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)

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Does Aims rent rooms for events or meetings?

Aims allows campus space to be used by external organizations if it is directly related to the educational mission of the college. Specific information can be found in the Event Scheduling & Campus Use page or by contacting Facilities and Operations at (970) 339-6243.

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