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Student Handbook

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Admissions, Registration & Recruitment

The Admissions, Registration, and Recruitment office provides student services as outlined below:

ADMISSION - admitting students to the College.
REGISTRATION - processing registrations, adds, drops, and withdrawals.
TUITION CLASSIFICATION - reviewing and processing student requests for changes in tuition classification.
RECRUITMENT - helping students determine if Aims is the right choice for their education, and assisting students with the admissions and registration process. Each student is responsible for proper enrollment and for adhering to college policies and procedures. Because policies and procedures are subject to change, the Aims website contains the most current information and is used as the communication link between college personnel and the students served by the College.

APPLY & REGISTER ONLINE

Have you visited the Aims website lately? Instead of standing in line, check out www.aims.edu where you can search for course offerings, obtain financial aid information, register for classes, get your class schedule, pay your bill, view your grades for every term you attended Aims, communicate with your current instructors, and print unofficial transcripts.

Many services (like registration) require your Aims username and password to log into your myAims account. If you do not have your username and password, click on the “Reset Password” link on the myAims Login page and follow the online instructions. Remember to get your username and password and start using myAims today!

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

If you have come to the United States to study at Aims Community College, you must contact Marie Gallegos, our international student advisor, to begin the process of obtaining your F-1 Student Visa. Marie will help you determine your next steps whether you will receive instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), or go directly into college-level courses. For more information, go to http://www.aims.edu/student/international, call 970-339-6675, or email marie.gallegos@aims.edu.

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Academic Advising

Academic Advising


We understand that the time and money spent on your education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. As such, our academic advisors are committed to helping you navigate through the educational system by clarifying the process and helping you select programs of study and classes to successfully meet your short- and long-term goals. Whether you want to complete a certificate such as nurse aid, obtain a career and technical degree, transfer to another institution, or take a course for personal interest, the knowledgeable advisors in the Advising Center will answer your questions and partner with you in your journey. All students are encouraged to visit with an advisor prior to registering for classes; however, new degree/certificate-seeking students are required to meet with an advisor.

Specifically, the advisors will:

Since this is a collaborative partnership, you will be expected to:

The Retention Advisors will help you:

After you have made sufficient academic progress and meet requirements determined by the academic division, you may be assigned to a faculty advisor in your chosen field of study.

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Campus Card

Aims has an easy and fast way for distributing refunds, including financial aid. Once students have paid all fees, we will load any excess money on the Aims Campus Card, a personalized, prepaid Discover debit card. A card is mailed to each student upon registration of their first semester attending Aims. The card can be used anywhere you see the Discover acceptance mark, including Aims Bookstore, Aims Bistro, online, at gas stations, grocery stores, and just about everywhere else.

There is virtually no cost to the student to use the card, including no per transaction fees or PIN usage fees, free direct deposit, free bill pay, and no fees for transferring the funds electronically to another bank account or cash back on purchases at select merchants. Once cards have been activated and loaded with money, they may be used immediately.

The new Campus Card is not a checking account or a credit card, and there is no cost to the student. Students may withdraw cash at the ATM in the College Center or at any other ATM, subject to fees, or transfer money to their bank account.

For more information, visit www.aims.edu/student/cashier/campus-card/index.php or www.acceluraid.com/aims.

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Financial Aid

The purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance to students in meeting their educational costs as they pursue their current academic program. Financial aid awards may come from one or any combination of grants, scholarships, work-study or loans. Financial aid awarded to students may be funded from federal, state, institutional and/or private funds.

To be considered for most types of financial aid, students must apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Federal School Code for Aims Community College is: 007582.

Most scholarships require an application separate from the FAFSA. Please contact the organization granting the scholarship or the Financial Aid Office for more information.

FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES

A FAFSA must be completed for each academic year (Fall through Summer). The FAFSA is available in January of each year for the following Fall semester.

PRIORITY DEADLINE DATES

To be considered for certain types of grants and/or work-study funds that are very limited, you need to have your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processed by March 15, 2016.

To have your financial aid processed in order for your registration fees to be paid by financial aid by the fee payment deadline, you must complete ALL STEPS in the application instructions by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline Date:

LATE APPLICANTS

If you miss the Financial Aid Priority Deadline for the term in which you wish to enroll, you are still strongly encouraged to apply. Your application will be accepted and processed; but, it may not be processed in time for you to use your financial aid to meet the tuition payment deadlines and/or to pay for your tuition, fees and books. If this is the case, you will need to make other arrangements to pay your tuition, fees and to purchase your books. If you qualify for financial aid, a refund, if eligible, will be issued to you later in the term.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

You must apply for financial aid each academic year (Fall through Summer).

  1. Apply for admissions to the College
    - Go to www.aims.edu
    - Click on “Prospective Students” and then “Apply”
  2. Be a current degree-seeking student at Aims Community College or a student seeking an eligible certificate program and take courses that are required for that degree or certificate.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the Central Processing System (CPS). Aims Community College’s Federal School Code is 007582. This school code must be on your FAFSA for Aims to process your financial aid. You may submit the FAFSA using one of the following methods:
    - Online at www.fafsa.ed.gov - this is the quickest and most efficient way
    - Regular mail - you can request a paper FAFSA by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID. This method may add additional time to the processing of your application.
  4. Research and apply for scholarships. Check the financial aid link on Aim’s web site: www.aims.edu or search for FREE scholarship searches on the Internet.
  5. Submit additional documentation as requested.

OTHER IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Verification - The federal government requires that some applications be reviewed for accuracy through a process called ‘verification’. In addition, if the Financial Aid Office has conflicting information you may be selected for verification by the school. If your application is selected for this process, you may be required to complete a Verification Worksheet, provide copies of the federal tax transcripts and W-2 forms for individuals whose income is required to be on your FAFSA, or other documents. You will be notified by letter or email if you have been selected for verification.

Federal database matches - When your FAFSA is processed through the CPS, your name, social security number and date of birth are matched with a variety of federal agencies. Agency matches are performed against the files of the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (if applicable), Selective Service, Veterans Administration (if applicable) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). If there are any differences or questions about your information, you will be asked to provide additional documentation or to take additional actions to confirm your eligibility for federal/state and/or institutional financial aid. You will be notified by the CPS and our office by letter or email should additional documentation be required.

Transfer Students Who Have Applied for Financial Aid at Another School - If you previously applied for federal financial aid at another school and are now applying for financial aid at Aims, you must add Aims’ federal school code (007582) to your FAFSA for the current academic year. This can be done by submitting a correction to your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

In addition, if the other school has awarded you financial aid for the term in which you are transferring to Aims, you will need to request those awards be canceled. Once canceled, it can take up to 30 days for those cancellations to be reported to NSLDS. It is our recommendation that you have the Financial Aid office from the other school email our office letting us know your financial aid has been canceled and the amounts of aid you received. This will allow us to move forward in determining your financial aid eligibility.

You cannot receive financial aid from two schools for the same semester of enrollment.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Your eligibility for financial aid is dependent upon the availability of federal, state, institutional and private resources. To be eligible for financial aid, you must:

  1. Be accepted to Aims Community College as an eligible degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.G.S.) or certificate seeking student; and
  2. Be making satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the financial aid satisfactory academic progress guideline; and
  3. Be a U.S. citizen, a national, or an eligible non-citizen; and
  4. Enroll at least half-time (6 credits) for most financial aid programs. Enrollment must be for courses required for your degree or certificate; and
  5. Not be in default on a prior student loan; and
  6. Not owe a repayment or overpayment of a federal grant or loan; and
  7. Be registered with the Selective Service, if required; and
  8. Have a high school diploma or GED or completed secondary school education in a home school that state law treats as a home or private school; and
  9. Not have been convicted for sale or possession of illegal drugs while receiving federal (Title IV) funds.

Penalties may be imposed for abuse or fraudulently reported information and for misuse of financial aid funds.

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My Payment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, Aims Community College and Nelnet Business Solutions have partnered to offer easy payment plans as a convenient way to budget college expenses. MyPaymentPlan is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost option for budgeting tuition. It is not a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The only cost to budget monthly payments through MyPaymentPlan is a $25 per semester nonrefundable enrollment fee. The enrollment fee is automatically deducted IMMEDIATELY after completing the agreement online. Please visit our website at http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/ecashier/ for more Information and current plans available.

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Scholarships

Aims Foundation Scholarships: Through the generous donations of many individuals and organizations, scholarship funds are available through the Aims Foundation to assist students while attending Aims. Only one application is required. The online application is available at www.aims.edu/student/finaid/scholarships/ or https://aims.academicworks.com/users/sign_in.

General eligibility criteria for all Aims Foundation Scholarships may be found on the Aims website, www.aims.edu/student/finaid/scholarships/foundation/list.

Scholarships are available to students on all campuses. Aims Foundation scholarships, amounts, and deadlines are subject to change and are contingent upon availability of funds. If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 970-339-6548 or financial.aid@aims.edu. The Financial Aid Office is located in the College Center.

Aims Scholars & Aims Opportunity Scholarships: These are our merit-based (or GPA) scholarships designed to assist students who have excelled academically. A separate application, available online, is required. A copy of either a student's final high school transcript, if a recent (1 academic year or less) high school graduate, or most recent college transcript, if new transfer student, must be attached to the Aims Opportunity scholarship application. A FAFSA is not required. All awards are subject to the availability of institutional funding.

Other Scholarships: There are a wide variety of scholarships available to students. The key is to search for them often and then take the time to apply! Local scholarship opportunities can be found on the Aims scholarship webpage, http://www.aims.edu/student/finaid/scholarships/index.php. Click on the "Local Opportunities Outside Aims" heading.

You should NEVER have to pay to find out about the availability of scholarships. Planning and scholarship search websites are also listed on the Aims scholarship webpage.

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Testing

The Testing Center at Aims Community College believes that assessment plays an important part in helping you succeed in your educational endeavors. Keeping that in mind, it is the Center’s goal to provide you with a comfortable, quiet and secure testing environment.

Aims Community College is a multi-campus institution. Each campus offers a variety of assessment tests and services, including:

PLACEMENT TESTING
According to the State of Colorado and Aims Community College institutional procedures, all first time degree and certificate-seeking students, must be assessed in Reading Comprehension, English and Mathematics.

At Aims Community College, you must complete the Accuplacer placement exam or meet State assessment requirements before registering for classes.

ACADEMIC TESTING
Testing services for faculty include administering the following: makeup exams for the classroom, exams for Hybrid and Internet courses, written FAA exams, secured Nursing exams, and secured EMS exams. We also provide test accommodations for those with documented disabilities.

CLEP & DSST
The Testing Center offers both the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the DSST. Both programs give you the opportunity to obtain college credit for learning obtained outside the conventional college/university classroom.

The Testing Center at Aims Community College believes that assessment plays an important part in helping you succeed in your educational endeavors. Keeping that in mind, it is the Center’s goal to provide you with a comfortable, quiet and secure testing environment.

Aims Community College is a multi-campus institution. Each campus offers a variety of assessment tests and services, including:

PLACEMENT TESTING
According to the State of Colorado and Aims Community College institutional procedures, all first time degree and certificate-seeking students, must be assessed in Reading Comprehension, English and Mathematics.

At Aims Community College, you must complete the Accuplacer placement exam or meet State assessment requirements before registering for classes.

ACADEMIC TESTING
Testing services for faculty include administering the following: makeup exams for the classroom, exams for Hybrid and Internet courses, written FAA exams, secured Nursing exams, and secured EMS exams. We also provide test accommodations for those with documented disabilities.

CLEP & DSST
The Testing Center offers both the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the DSST. Both programs give you the opportunity to obtain college credit for learning obtained outside the conventional college/university classroom.

OTHER TESTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE TESTING CENTER

Please call 970-339-6533 to inquire about fees.

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Tuition & Fees

All tuition, payment policies, and fee charges are subject to change by the Aims Junior College District Board of Trustees as circumstances may require, without notice. See current semester schedule of classes for updated information.

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Veterans Services

The Financial Aid Office and the Veteran Services Office works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that students who are eligible under Title 38 United States Code receive their education benefits as well as offering additional information concerning resources available to active duty members, veterans, and their dependents who have needs outside their education benefits.

The following VA educational benefits are available:

Students eligible for VA educational benefits are encouraged to contact the Aims Veteran Services Representative/Veterans Affairs School Certifying Official (SCO) at the Financial Aid Office at least 12 weeks before enrolling to allow adequate document processing time through the Department of Veteran Affairs and Aims Community College. For more information, please contact Aims Veteran Services at 970-339-6530 or visit the Aims Veteran Benefits website at http://www.aims.edu/student/finaid/veterans/ and visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits website at www.gibill.va.gov.

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Academic Initiatives

Aims Community College is committed to providing quality instruction and a learning environment that focuses on students and their success. To that end, Aims engages in periodic review of its academic programs. Within this context, strategic and organizational planning initiatives follow:

  1. Monitor and respond to recent changes in requirements for education and training in the community, and assure both that curricular development processes are adequate and that curricular structure and content are appropriate.
  2. Maintain an educational environment that values diversity.
  3. Provide academic services that encourage student persistence and success.
  4. Enhance an environment that promotes lifelong learning for students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Expand academic programs that engage students in the worldwide community.
  6. Continue effective and efficient use of College resources by integrating curriculum where appropriate, sharing equipment and human services, and utilizing relevant technologies in the educational process.

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Academic Standards Policy

Degree/certificate-seeking students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. To remain in good standing, students must achieve a minimum cumulative and term grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 for all attempted undergraduate level courses.

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress shall be placed on academic probation. Probationary students who do not show progress toward good standing in the first term of their probation will be placed on multi-term probation. Students who do not show progress toward good standing in the subsequent term will be placed on academic suspension.

Students who are academically suspended will need to submit a written appeal for reinstatement which will be forwarded to the Academic Standards Appeals Committee for review and decision. If an appeal is denied, students will be required to sit out, reapply for admission, and develop a reentry plan. A full explanation of the appeal process is available online at www.aims.edu/student/admissions/standards.

Financial aid and certain Aims programs may have more specific guidelines concerning course load and GPA. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to receive a degree or certificate.

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Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered, except in case of illness or other emergencies. The instructor shall determine and inform students of the effects of absences on the grade. If any student accumulates so many absences that continued enrollment in the class seems to be of little value, the student may be asked by the instructor to withdraw from the course. The instructor may assign a final grade or develop an Incomplete contract with the student if the student has successfully completed 75% of the course. Withdrawals must be processed by the deadline shown in the schedule of classes.

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Grading System

Aims Community College assigns the following letter grades:

Grade Letter: A
Grade Points: 4
Indicates the student has demonstrated superior achievement of the course objectives.

Grade Letter: B
Grade Points: 3
Indicates the student has demonstrated above-average achievement of the course objectives.

Grade Letter: C
Grade Points: 2
Indicates the student has demonstrated acceptable achievement of the course objectives.

Grade Letter: D
Grade Points: 1
Indicates the student has demonstrated a below-average level of achievement in the course that does not warrant a failing grade yet represents the minimum passing grade.

Grade Letter: F
Grade Points: 0
Indicates the student has failed to achieve the objectives of the course.

Grade Letter: S
Grade Points: None
Satisfactory -For designated courses, indicates achievement of the course objectives at a "C" level or above.

Grade Letter: U
Grade Points: None
Unsatisfactory -For designated courses, indicates failure to achieve course objectives.

Grade Letter: AU
Grade Points: None
Audit: No credit is granted. Regular tuition rates apply. The audit (AU) grade does not affect the grade point average. Any course for which an AU grade is assigned: does not count toward any certificate or degree program; cannot be used to satisfy a course prerequisite; cannot be used to satisfy "in residence" requirements; and cannot be used to satisfy requirements for financial aid or veterans' benefits. Each academic department will set guidelines for the approval or disapproval of a student's auditing a course. The student must obtain instructor approval on an Audit Request Form and submit the form to the Admissions & Records office by the add/drop deadline for the course. Once approved and submitted, the final grade of AU will be assigned. The grade of AU is final and cannot be changed. The student may receive credit for a course that was originally audited only by enrolling in and satisfactorily completing another section of the course in a subsequent semester.

Grade Letter: W
Grade Points: None
Withdrawal -Indicates a student's withdrawal after the point marking 15% of the course (the drop/refund deadline) and before the point marking 75% of the course. After the 75% point, students may no longer choose to withdraw from a course, and faculty will either assign the grade earned or complete an "Incomplete" Agreement with the student.

Grade Letter: I

Grade Points: None
Incomplete -The Incomplete is an option for the instructor when a student has, for good reason, been delayed in completing the required work and has satisfactorily completed at least 75% of the course. To receive the grade of "Incomplete," the student does not re-register for the course but instead completes an agreement with the instructor, in which the instructor specifically identifies the time frame and requirements for completing the course. The instructor then submits the completed Incomplete Agreement form to the Office of Admissions, Registration & Recruitment and ensures that the student receives a copy. The student has a maximum of one term to complete the course requirements. If necessary, the instructor may extend the time limit for one additional academic term. After one year from the issuance of the "I", an Incomplete that remains on a student's record will be converted to the "F" grade.

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Grade Point Average

A student's grade point average (GPA) is computed according to the following formula:

Number of credits of "A" multiplied by 4; plus
Number of credits of "B" multiplied by 3; plus
Number of credits of "C" multiplied by 2; plus
Number of credits of "D" multiplied by 1;
Number of credits of "F" multiplied by 0; then divided by total number of credits accumulated.

Only the credits accumulated and grade points earned in college level courses at Aims Community College are used in computation of semester and cumulative GPAs which appear on grade reports and transcripts. Courses numbered below 100 do not count for college credit or in the grade point average. Courses graded "S" count for credit, but are not used in the grade point average.

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Fresh Start Policy

“Fresh Start” is an option for students who had a poor start academically and returns to Aims after at least a two-year absence, counted from the end of the student’s last term at Aims.

Under the program, the student may petition to have all of his or her previous grades eliminated from the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). The grades would remain on the transcript, but would no longer be calculated in the GPA.

The student may obtain a Fresh Start Petition in the Office of Admissions, Registration & Recruitment or online.

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Grade Replacement Policy

“Grade Replacement” is an option for students who may choose to repeat a limited number of courses for the purpose of replacing a poor grade with a better grade.

Under the program, both the previous and the new grades would remain on the transcript, but only the last grade received will be counted toward the GPA. The student may attempt to improve his or her overall GPA by repeating a maximum of 4 courses in which he or she had received a final grade of “D” or “F”.

The student may obtain a Grade Replacement Petition in the Office of Admissions, Registration & Recruitment or online.

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Honors Per Semester

Honors recognition will be given to full-time students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 credit hours of college level courses used to compute the GPA during a semester. President’s List is the designation for a term GPA of 4.0 (straight A), while Dean’s List is the designation for a term GPA of 3.5 - 3.99.

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Honors Program

Students looking for challenging course work, deeper exploration into subjects, smaller classes, off-campus experiences, a community of honors students, more personal contact with instructors, and transcript recognition should consider enrolling in an honors class through the Aims Honors Program. Any student can enroll in an honors class. Aims also offers students the opportunity to apply for and graduate from the honors program after having completed three honors courses, three leadership experiences, and a capstone project. Honors Program graduates will be recognized at graduation, and their course work may be transferable to other four-year colleges’ honors programs. Students do not need to be enrolled in the Honors Program to take individual Honors classes. For information about the Aims Honors Program, go to www.aims.edu/honors.

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Repeating Courses

repeat the course to raise the grade to a “C” or better to meet the performance level required for subsequent courses. The course may be used only once to meet the graduation requirements of a particular degree or certificate program. A student may not repeat a course in which the student received a letter grade of “C” or higher without instructor approval. All grades will be listed on the student’s transcript and will be computed in the student’s grade point average (GPA) unless either a “Fresh Start” or “Grade Replacement” policy applies. See Grading System for explanation of these two policies.

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Commencement Ceremony & Diploma/Certificate Information

Aims conducts one commencement ceremony per year, which is held at the end of spring semester. This year's commencement ceremony will be held on May 13, 2016, at the Budweiser Events Center.

All graduates who want to participate in the ceremony MUST wear the college provided regalia. Information on how to order regalia will be mailed and/or emailed to graduates in the spring.

There will be one day scheduled in May for Spring graduates and one day in August for Summer graduates to pick up their diploma or certificate at Aims. If it is not picked up on the designated day, it will be mailed to the last known address on file for the graduate. Those students who were Fall graduates will have already received their diploma or certificate.

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Effective Catalog

The catalog in use during a student’s first enrollment in the College normally is used in determining degree or certificate requirements. The effective catalog may, however, be no more than seven years old at the time of graduation. A student may elect to meet the requirements of any subsequent catalog published during the seven year period, including the current year. This election must be made when the student files a graduation application.

A student who has a break in enrollment in the College and/or degree or certificate program of three consecutive semesters or more, excluding summer sessions, must meet the program requirements of the catalog in use at the time of readmission. Any previously completed Aims career and technical course work may be subject to an evaluation of its relevancy to any revised program. If the career and technical program in which the student was previously enrolled has been discontinued, or if a public notice of program discontinuance has been given, the student cannot re-enroll in that program.

The College reserves the right to substitute courses for those no longer offered, to modify course content at any time, to approve the substitution of one course for another in any degree or certificate program, or to waive any course prerequisite or corequisite.

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General Requirements

The general requirements for awarding of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, an Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) degree, or Certificates in Career and Technical Education programs are outlined in the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of this catalog. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required in the particular program’s curriculum for awarding of any type of degree or certificate, and only courses numbered 100 or above may be applicable toward the degree or certificate. Specific requirements for individual programs may be obtained from either the catalog or the DegreeWorks degree audit available through myAims.

At least fifteen semester hours of course work applicable to the degree or 50% of course work applicable to the certificate program and completed prior to graduation must be Aims Community College courses.

Students must apply for graduation. See the academic calendar for exact deadline dates. Students can download a graduation application from the Admissions, Registration & Recruitment webpage under “Commonly Used Forms” or they can log into their myAims account to apply online. Graduation applications are also available in a paper form through faculty advisors, the Student Success Center, and the Office of Admissions, Registration & Recruitment. Completed paper graduation applications must be returned to the Office of Admissions, Registration & Recruitment where final evaluations will be made. The A.G.S. degree requires the signature of the Advising Program Director in the Student Success Center. After processing the Graduation Application, Admissions, Registration & Recruitment personnel will notify the student through their myAims email account.

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Bookstore

Your Aims Community College Bookstore carries all required and recommended textbooks for classes taught on their respective campus. In many cases, textbooks are available in new, used, rental, and digital formats.

The Bookstore for the Greeley Campus is located in the College Center building. Bring in your class schedule, and our friendly staff will assist you in finding your books and required supplies. You will also find a wide variety of school supplies, Aims clothing, backpacks, gift items, candy, gum, and nuts. Textbook refunds will be accepted on all three campuses during the first five days of the semester. All refunds require a sales receipt.

Please note: Bookstore hours change throughout the academic year and vary by campus. Please refer to the website for specific hours.

Textbooks, supplies, and clothing can be ordered by visiting the Bookstore website at http://aims.bncollege.com/

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Career Services

Career Services is available to assist you in discovering and moving toward your career goals. These services are designed as a resource to be used before, during, and after formal education at Aims.

CAREER SERVICES RESOURCES:

CAREER COUNSELING SERVICES
If you would like individualized assistance in discovering how you are wired and how that connects to career options, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Career Services. Career Counseling is a 2-3 appointment series that provides you with knowledge about your personality and interests, connected career niches and exploration resources. For community members, the Career Counseling and Job Search services costs $50 each.

JOB SEARCH SKILL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
From helping to develop a stand-out resume to coaching on interviewing skills, Career Services can help you get your job search in gear! Don’t miss our annual Career Fairs held in partnership with Employment Services of Weld County. Check out our web site for the latest information about upcoming events.

Check out our on-line job board, Career Advance! This site is only available to Aims students/alumni and is free to use. Register on Career Advance to view current job postings including campus work-study positions, internships and volunteer positions, as well as part-time and full-time job opportunities! Access Career Advance at www.aims.edu/student/career. Go to the Student drop down menu and select “Career Advance Log-in.” Get connected!

Career Services and Advising Center
970-339-6251

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Disability Access Services

DAS Office 970-339-6388
For appointments 970-339-6251

Providing equal opportunity is an important and shared responsibility at Aims Community College. DAS shares this responsibility by assisting students with documented disabilities in reaching their academic potential. Our office strives to accomplish this by providing qualified students with disabilities reasonable academic accommodations as mandated under ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

DISABILITY CATEGORIES SERVED BY OUR OFFICE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

If you wish to self-identify and request accommodations while attending any Aims campus, please contact DAS to arrange an intake interview. Documentation that describes your diagnosed disability and current functional limitations is requested. If you do not have documentation, you can make an appointment to discuss options. Based on the provided documentation and the intake interview, it will be determined which reasonable accommodations and/or services you are eligible to receive. Appropriate paperwork will be completed during the initial intake interview.

EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDE:

The admissions processes at Aims Community College will not inform DAS of your presence on campus nor your needs. Any new or returning student with a disability wishing to receive accommodations must contact DAS. Please note that once your documentation and paperwork are submitted, DAS will review the documentation and accommodation requests. You will be notified via your Aims email if additional documentation is needed. The status of your accommodation requests will also be sent to your Aims email account.

Accommodations for all campuses are handled through the Greeley office. For further information, email: disabilities@aims.edu or access the website at: www.aims.edu/student/das.

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Food Services

At various sites across the Greeley Campus, Aims Food Services offers a variety of options for your nutritional needs, ranging from vended options to full service options at the Campus Bistro. Vending machines are located in all buildings, including those at our Fort Lupton, Loveland, and Windsor sites.

A Campus Grind Coffee Cart is located both in the lobby of the College Center and in Ed Beaty Hall. Both offer a variety of your favorite coffeehouse-style beverages, baked goods and other grab-and-go food items. The Campus Bistro is located on the main level of College Center and offers a variety of food choices that include; grilled items, fresh salads, sandwiches, snack items, and beverages.

For your convenience, the Campus Bistro and Campus Grind accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Grind/Bistro gift cards, which can be purchased at the Campus Grind in the College Center.

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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons provides numerous services to students and faculty in support of their educational goals and objectives. Located on the second floor of the College Center, this area includes the Computer Learning Lab, Kiefer Library and Tutoring Services. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere fosters learning, independent study, and collaborative effort to support student success. Here you will find open-use computers, the library collection, and tutoring assistance, along with wireless access, group study rooms, casual seating, and a reading room. Knowledgeable staff have expertise in academic, library, career, and technical areas. For additional information and hours of operation, please see our website at http://www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/. Please note that overdue library materials will incur late charges.

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Physical Education & Recreation Center

NEW FACILITY:
Opening in the Fall of 2015, the 46,000 square foot expanded and renovated Aims Campus Physical Education and Recreation Center in Greeley will provide a vibrant and welcoming campus community hub featuring state-of-the-art equipment and designed to fit the busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle.

FEATURING:


CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS:

Register for one of the diverse activity courses including various classes in the Dance (DAN), Holistic Health Professional (HHP), Health and Wellness (HWE), and Physical Education (PED) curriculum. The wide variety of courses makes it easy to find the right activity for your fitness and wellness goals. To review a complete list of the classes offered during the current semester, please see the course descriptions in the online catalog at www.aims.edu/student/schedule.

Recreation activities that will enable students, faculty, and staff to enjoy their leisure time in a program that will benefit them physically, mentally, and socially will include intramural sports and special events.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
In many cases, up to three credits of Physical Education courses can be applied toward electives in the general Associate of Arts degree.

ACCESSIBILITY:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Disability Access Services (DAS) at 970-339-6388 or disabilities@aims.edu to set up an appointment to discuss the process of requesting reasonable accommodations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jay S. Hinrichs
Program Director
970-339-6337
jay.hinrichs@aims.edu

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Records

The Records office provides student services as outlined below:

Transfer Credit Evaluations - evaluating prior college-level coursework from other schools, standardized tests such as CLEP or AP, and
military or other nationally recognized training programs for possible use in Aims programs.

Class Scheduling - coordinating production of the online, searchable semester schedule of classes.

Record Keeping - maintaining students’ academic records (e.g., course and grade transcripts) and verifying student enrollment while protecting student privacy.

Graduation Certification - certifying students’ completion of program requirements.

Transcripts - providing official copies of academic records when requested online through myAims or in writing by students. Check out our website at www.aims.edu/student/admissions/transcripts for more information. Official Academic Transcripts are provided free of charge.

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Emergencies

As always, in the event of an emergency, call 911. Please don't hesitate to contact the School Resource Officers directly at 970-539-2171.

How to Contact Security

Security in the Greeley area can be reached 24 hours/day at 970-539-2171. Additionally, the Campus Safety and Security Officer or School Resource Officers can be e-mailed at security@aims.edu or by calling x6474 from an on-campus phone. Please leave a message if we miss your call.

Security at the Loveland campus can be reached by calling 970-518-5137. Call 970-539-2171 if you’re unable to make contact with the first phone number.

Security at the Fort Lupton campus can be reached by calling 303-591-3164 at any time the campus is open. Call 970-539-2171 if you’re unable to make contact with the first phone number.

Security at the Windsor campus can be reached by calling 970-744-0322 at any time the campus is open. Call 970-539-2171 if you’re unable to make contact with the first phone number.

Safety Escort Services

Any student, visitor, faculty or staff member can request an escort to their vehicle anytime by calling the security officers directly for the campus location where you are requesting an escort.

How to Report a Crime

(Behavior/Conduct/Crime)

If it is an emergency, remain calm and dial 911 or 9-911. Be prepared to inform the operator of your location and the nature of the emergency.

For non-emergency situations on any of the Aims' campuses, you can report incidents by calling one of our School Resource Officers or Campus Security Officers. They can be reached by calling the appropriate contact number listed under “How to Contact Security.” Additionally, you can call the Campus Safety and Security Coordinator at 970-339-6474.

In addition to the above options, an incident may be reported using our automated incident complaint system located under the Public Safety Tab on the Aims Web page. Click the “Report a Concern” link and follow the simple to use instructions. These complaints can be made anonymously.

Anonymous Reporting

On-campus non-emergency criminal activity or other security related incidents or concerns may also be reported anonymously by accessing the online report form at http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/safety/ or calling the Campus Resource Officers/Security at 970-539-2171 or 970-339-6474.

Lighting Concerns

Sufficient and effective lighting is important to the College and its visitors. If you find an area where the lighting is either off or is inadequate, please send an e-mail to security@aims.edu. You can also call Facilities and Operations at 970-339-6243 or 970-339-6474. We have a team of dedicated individuals who constantly review lighting concerns throughout the campus, and lighting projects are always being evaluated. Recommendations are always welcome.

Lost & Found

To turn in an item or inquire about a lost article, please contact Security at the campus location the property is found.

Vehicle Assistance

If any student, visitor, faculty or staff member needs assistance with vehicle break downs, Public Safety representatives will be happy to respond by helping the vehicle owner make contact with a service provider and staying with the owner until help arrives. Officers can be contacted by calling the campus security officer for the campus the help is needed. See “How to Contact Security” for the correct security contact numbers.

Parking Permits

Students at Aims are required to have a parking permit for all cars or motorcycles they want to park at Aims Community College. The permit is free to the student and provides the College with an added level of security for our enrolled students. Cars not displaying the permit will be ticketed after the first two weeks of the semester. Additional information about the permit program can be obtained through the Safety and Security Office at 970-339-6474.

Daily Crime Log

In compliance with Clery regulations, Aims Community College maintains a daily crime log, listing all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to Campus Resource Officers, Security Services personnel, or the Safety and Security Office. This report includes incidents on the various Aims Campuses and on public property adjacent to the campuses.

The Daily Crime Log is available for review online at www.aims.edu/about/security/crimelog or in the Safety and Security Office.

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

Aims Community College is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment. In compliance with federal law, specifically the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act), Aims Community College has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These guidelines apply to all members of the Aims community (students, faculty, and staff) as well as contractors and visitors. Aims Community College encourages any member of the Aims community who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, or knows of another member of the community who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to report the incident to the Aims Community College Safety and Security office, Aims Title IX Administrator (John Fults, Director, Campus Safety, Student Judicial Affairs, Office of Legal Affairs and Equal Opportunity, WSTV 221, Greeley Campus, 970-339-6650, john.fults@aims.edu), or local law enforcement. The Safety and Security Office can be contacted by using one of the contacts listed under “How to Contact Security, How to Report A Crime or Anonymous Reporting” listed in this section.

Annual Clery Crime Statistics

As part of the annual Campus Safety and Security Report, all institutions of higher education must report three years’ worth of statistics for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus or on public property immediately adjacent to the campus. For the purpose of this report, the following definitions apply:

Crime statistics can be viewed at: http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/safety/crimeStats.pdf

Aims Community College Alerting & Notification System

RAVE ALERTS

Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted software partner for campus and public safety. Used by leading Institutes of Higher Education and State and Local Agencies, the award-winning portfolio of RaveAlert, RaveGuardian, Eyewitness, Smart911 and SmartPrepare enables millions to feel safe, secure and connected.

Rave does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.

How do I access Rave Alert?

How do I register for Rave Alert?

WALL MOUNTED ALERT BEACONS AND COMPUTER SCREEN POP-UPS

Alert Beacons:
These boxes are part of the alerting system intended to inform our community of an emergency. They will sound an alarm and light up and flash to grab your attention. Additionally there will be message in the beacon window with information informing you about the emergency and actions you need to take. Above each beacon is also a set of instructions on how to silence the alarm and more information. Please direct any questions you have to the Safety and Security Office at security@aims.edu.

Computer Screen Alert Pop-Up Notifications:
Aims uses the “Alertus Desktop” notification software to get the attention of computer users immediately during an emergency. When an emergency occurs we will activate a warning and a computer desktop alert will pop up a full-screen alert on all the College administered PCs and Macs for all our campus locations. The alert will take over the whole screen with a warning. Once the alert is sounded, students, faculty and staff should follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Aims Community College Alerting & Notification System

RAVE ALERTS

Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted software partner for campus and public safety. Used by leading Institutes of Higher Education and State and Local Agencies, the award-winning portfolio of RaveAlert, RaveGuardian, Eyewitness, Smart911 and SmartPrepare enables millions to feel safe, secure and connected.

Rave does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.

How do I access Rave Alert?

How do I register for Rave Alert?

WALL MOUNTED ALERT BEACONS AND COMPUTER SCREEN POP-UPS

Alert Beacons:
These boxes are part of the alerting system intended to inform our community of an emergency. They will sound an alarm and light up and flash to grab your attention. Additionally there will be message in the beacon window with information informing you about the emergency and actions you need to take. Above each beacon is also a set of instructions on how to silence the alarm and more information. Please direct any questions you have to the Safety and Security Office at security@aims.edu.

Computer Screen Alert Pop-Up Notifications:
Aims uses the “Alertus Desktop” notification software to get the attention of computer users immediately during an emergency. When an emergency occurs we will activate a warning and a computer desktop alert will pop up a full-screen alert on all the College administered PCs and Macs for all our campus locations. The alert will take over the whole screen with a warning. Once the alert is sounded, students, faculty and staff should follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Title IX Official

Title IX questions or concerns should be directed to:

John Fults, Director,
Campus Safety, Student Judicial Affairs
Title IX Administrator
Office of Legal Affairs and Equal Opportunity
WSTV 221, Greeley Campus,
970-339-6650
john.fults@aims.edu

For more information, refer to the Policies and Procedures section of this handbook.

Student Achievement & Retention (STAR)

The STAR (STudent Achievement and Retention) Center provides academic support and retention services to new and continuing students at all campus locations. This program will help you adjust to college, persist to graduation and be successful.

WITH STAR, YOU WILL RECEIVE:

THE STAR PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

The STAR Center is located in the College Center, 1st Floor, Room 154. For further information regarding the STAR Center or any of its programs, please call 970-339-6607.

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Student Mediation, Assistance & Advocacy Program (MAAP)

SCOPE
If a student has a complaint, issue, concern, or problem with a College employee or department, another student or an instructional situation as described in 5-601C, the first step is to contact the Student Mediation, Assistance and Advocacy Program (MAAP) Office. The Office is charged with assisting students and resolving their issues informally.

REFERRAL TO MAAP

  1. Initial contact for a student when there is a complaint, issue, concern or problem should be the MAAP Office.
  2. The MAAP Office should be contacted before contacting a dean or other College official.
  3. The student may refer themselves directly to the Office or they may be referred by a College employee (faculty, staff or administrator).
  4. A back-up referral option will be identified in the case it might be necessary.

PROCESS

The MAAP Office can provide the following services:

  1. Describe, explain and/or advise a student about the process they should use if a situation occurs in which the student is seeking guidance.
  2. Conduct an intake of the relevant information and complaint.
  3. Assist the student if an advocacy situation exists.
  4. Assist the student in interpreting and applying proper procedures as is appropriate and navigate the College system.
  5. Provide information for all students in relation to rights and responsibilities.
  6. Provide mediation services; student to student, student to employee, as appropriate.
  7. Refer students to College resources or community resources, as is necessary.

The MAAP Office is located in the Student Leadership & Development Department, Room 130 of the College Center on the Greeley Campus. Call 970-339-6657 for more information. If working with and through the MAAP Office does not lead to a resolution the student will be referred to another institutional process.

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TRiO & CORE Impact Programs

The Impact Programs strive to develop and equip historically underrepresented student populations with skills, experiences, and academic practices that assist them in achieving their educational goals and becoming strong contributing members of a 21st Century society.

IMPACT PROGRAMS
TRiO Classic: Actively creates an environment which fosters academically tenacious students who value inclusion, respect, integrity, community, personal independence, professional responsibility, and service.

TRiO STEM-H: Fosters a proactive approach which ensures participants gain exposure to the STEM industry while also experiencing a process of acculturation to the STEM environment.

CORE: Promotes an inclusive and intercultural learning environment which welcomes students from diverse backgrounds by providing services and resources designed to enhance the holistic development of students.

BENEFITS

Students benefit from the following free services:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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Student Leadership & Development Office

The Student Leadership and Development Office offers support and growth experiences through a variety of educational, social, and multicultural activities. Students participate in student leadership activities through the Associated Students of Aims Community College.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The Student Leadership and Development Office is committed to serving as a resource for Aims students as well as supporting student activities. The office provides opportunities for students to gain valuable experiences in planning and implementing activities and programs. Students meet new and interesting people and participate in activities that often have a lasting effect on both the campus and the individual. Student Leadership and Development encompasses a broad range of programs and services designed with the student as the priority.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ASACC)
ASACC is a student organization whose membership includes all Aims students. This organization serves the students at Aims by addressing student concerns and student-related campus issues and by coordinating student activities. The organization is governed by the Student Government Association with representation from the Greeley, Fort Lupton, and Loveland campuses.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The SGA provides a student voice in campus decision making processes and brings student concerns to the forefront of campus operations. This group provides input on student life issues to the college administration and the Aims Board of Trustees. Additionally, this board assists in chartering and working with student clubs and organizations. Student activities that complement the educational aspect of college life are coordinated by this team as well. These activities include: Fall-In, Black History Week, suicide prevention programs, the Great American Smoke Out, Student Health Fair, faculty lectures, clothing and toiletry drives, the Human2Human Diversity Series, and more.

CHARTERED STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Included are academic, honors, social, and civic groups. Get involved by contacting the Student Leadership and Development Office for a current listing of chartered clubs and organizations or go to www.aims.edu/student/studentlife/clubs

GRADUATION/COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
One graduation is held each year at the conclusion of the spring semester for all students earning degrees and certificates during the academic year.

GRAPHIC SERVICES
Available to the ASACC Board and recognized student clubs/organizations to give students an opportunity to work with a Media Specialist/graphic artist to develop promotional materials, brochures, signs, and web pages.

HONORS PROGRAMS
Included is the Distinguished Scholar Awards program, Academic Excellence Week, Academic Honors Ceremony, Beta Kappa Lambda - the Aims chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Aims English Honors Club, and Veterans National Honor Society - SALUTE.

STUDY LOUNGES
Lounges are located in Westview, Ed Beaty Hall, Horizon Hall, and the Allied Health and Sciences Building.

STUDENT ID
The Aims Student ID is the official identification card for all members of the student community. It functions as a library card, gymnasium pass, Learning Commons card, testing center pass and includes benefits in the surrounding community including student discounts. All students are expected to obtain an Aims Student ID card after registering for courses for their first term at Aims. Bring a copy of your class schedule and photo ID to the Student Leadership and Development Office, Room 130 in the College Center or the Front Desk at Loveland/Fort Lupton campuses to obtain a free student ID.

PARKING PERMITS
Vehicular parking is available on campus in designated lots with a parking permit. Parking regulations are enforced by the Department of Public Safety and Security.

Students at Aims are required to have a parking permit for all cars or motorcycles they will be parking on campus. Parking permits are required at the Greeley, Windsor and Fort Lupton campuses. Any student visiting those campuses must have a permit or they risk being ticketed. The permit is free to the student and provides an added level of security for our campus population.

Permit may be obtained by:

For more information about parking permits, contact the Student Leadership and Development Office at 970-339-6225 or 970-339-6450. For parking information, contact the Safety and Security Coordinator at 970-339-6474.

Student Leadership & Development Office

The Student Leadership and Development Office offers support and growth experiences through a variety of educational, social, and multicultural activities. Students participate in student leadership activities through the Associated Students of Aims Community College.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The Student Leadership and Development Office is committed to serving as a resource for Aims students as well as supporting student activities. The office provides opportunities for students to gain valuable experiences in planning and implementing activities and programs. Students meet new and interesting people and participate in activities that often have a lasting effect on both the campus and the individual. Student Leadership and Development encompasses a broad range of programs and services designed with the student as the priority.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ASACC)
ASACC is a student organization whose membership includes all Aims students. This organization serves the students at Aims by addressing student concerns and student-related campus issues and by coordinating student activities. The organization is governed by the Student Government Association with representation from the Greeley, Fort Lupton, and Loveland campuses.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The SGA provides a student voice in campus decision making processes and brings student concerns to the forefront of campus operations. This group provides input on student life issues to the college administration and the Aims Board of Trustees. Additionally, this board assists in chartering and working with student clubs and organizations. Student activities that complement the educational aspect of college life are coordinated by this team as well. These activities include: Fall-In, Black History Week, suicide prevention programs, the Great American Smoke Out, Student Health Fair, faculty lectures, clothing and toiletry drives, the Human2Human Diversity Series, and more.

CHARTERED STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Included are academic, honors, social, and civic groups. Get involved by contacting the Student Leadership and Development Office for a current listing of chartered clubs and organizations or go to www.aims.edu/student/studentlife/clubs

GRADUATION/COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
One graduation is held each year at the conclusion of the spring semester for all students earning degrees and certificates during the academic year.

GRAPHIC SERVICES
Available to the ASACC Board and recognized student clubs/organizations to give students an opportunity to work with a Media Specialist/graphic artist to develop promotional materials, brochures, signs, and web pages.

HONORS PROGRAMS
Included is the Distinguished Scholar Awards program, Academic Excellence Week, Academic Honors Ceremony, Beta Kappa Lambda - the Aims chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Aims English Honors Club, and Veterans National Honor Society - SALUTE.

STUDY LOUNGES
Lounges are located in Westview, Ed Beaty Hall, Horizon Hall, and the Allied Health and Sciences Building.

STUDENT ID
The Aims Student ID is the official identification card for all members of the student community. It functions as a library card, gymnasium pass, Learning Commons card, testing center pass and includes benefits in the surrounding community including student discounts. All students are expected to obtain an Aims Student ID card after registering for courses for their first term at Aims. Bring a copy of your class schedule and photo ID to the Student Leadership and Development Office, Room 130 in the College Center or the Front Desk at Loveland/Fort Lupton campuses to obtain a free student ID.

PARKING PERMITS
Vehicular parking is available on campus in designated lots with a parking permit. Parking regulations are enforced by the Department of Public Safety and Security.

Students at Aims are required to have a parking permit for all cars or motorcycles they will be parking on campus. Parking permits are required at the Greeley, Windsor and Fort Lupton campuses. Any student visiting those campuses must have a permit or they risk being ticketed. The permit is free to the student and provides an added level of security for our campus population.

Permit may be obtained by:

For more information about parking permits, contact the Student Leadership and Development Office at 970-339-6225 or 970-339-6450. For parking information, contact the Safety and Security Coordinator at 970-339-6474.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Get involved in an Aims student club to improve your leadership skills, enhance your resume and scholarship application, make a difference in your community through community service activities, and connect with other students. The "moments" of your college experience aren’t just in the classroom. Get involved to make the most of your journey at Aims while achieving your goals.

Joining a club at Aims is easy. See a club that interests you? Get involved today! For more information and to join a club, contact the club advisor or Randee Morris at randee.morris@aims.edu or 970-339-6259.

AIMS AGRICULTURE CLUB
This club is for you and other students interested in agriculture, agricultural related fields in Animal Science, Precision Agriculture, and Production Agriculture fields and careers that support farmers. This club will provide opportunities for community outreach, attending field trips and conferences, networking, and for developing professional skills.
Advisor: Aileen Ehn
303-857- 4022 x4309
aileen.ehn@aims.edu

AIMS AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST
Aims Ambassadors for Christ club shares your passion for the Gospel and reaching out to others, while at the same time getting to know people and just hanging out with new friends.
Advisor: Paul Jackson
970-339-6618
paul.jackson@aims.edu
Advisor: Allan Obert
970-339-6217
allan.obert@aims.edu

AIMS APPLIED & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CLUB (AAET)
If you are pursuing a degree in construction management, computer aided drafting, sustainable industrial technology, energy, or applicable degrees and certificates, this club speaks your language. You will have the opportunity to participate in field trips, workshops, conferences, and community service.
Advisor: Lee McMains
970-339-6257
lee.mcmains@aims.edu
Advisor: Ashley Valenzuela Ruesgen
970-339-6415
ashley.valenzuela-ruesgen@aims.edu

AIMS AVIATION CLUB

If you have an interest in anything aviation, the Aims Aviation Club is for you. You will have opportunities to be active in aviation competitions, networking, campus events, and community outreach.
Advisor: Larry Stephen
970-339-6652
larry.stephen@aims.edu

AIMS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
You have an interest in the bottom line. This club is for people like you who have an interest in business, finance, marketing, and economics. The club will provide you with opportunities to network and organize community service projects, and it raises awareness of job opportunities within the business and marketing fields.
Advisor: Claudia Stevens
970-339-6362
claudia.stevens@aims.edu

AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAPTER OF SALUTE VETERANS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The purpose of the organization is to give recognition and honor to veterans who have attained outstanding academic achievement and success. If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you will be invited to become members of the Aims Community College local SALUTE charter organization.
Advisor: Bob Small
970-339-6530
bob.small@aims.edu

AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE VETERANS CLUB
This club is ready to assist you and other veterans of our Armed Forces to make a smooth transition from life of service to education. This club is active in campus events, fundraising, and community service activities. Membership is open to any veteran, active duty, National Guard or reservist, dependents and allies.
Advisor: Mike Willis
970-339-6252
michael.willis@aims.edu

AIMS ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY
This club provides opportunities to interact with others like you who have an interest in Literature and a chance to participate in on-campus activities. These activities include bi-monthly (if not monthly) literary readings, coffee shop readings and any other fun and interesting events that are proposed by the club’s members.
Advisor: Megan Friesen
970-339-6351
megan.friesen@aims.edu
Advisor: Chelle Costello
970-339-6520
chelle.costello@aims.edu

AIMS FULL THROTTLE CLUB
If you know the difference between a camshaft and a connecting rod, then this club is for you. Part of a national student organization designed to strengthen your skills in automotive repair and communication, this club is also a mechanism for acquiring leadership skills, developing character, and building career skills to help you succeed both on the job and in life. You will have the chance to help plan, research, fundraise, and build a complete race car.
Advisor: Mike Hanscome
970-339-6286
mike.hanscome@aims.edu
Advisor: Larry Baker
970-339-6674
larry.baker@aims.edu
Advisor: Zac Kreider
970-339-6308
zac.kreider@aims.edu

AIMS GSA HERO
If you have an interest in diversity, you will be welcome at this club. Aims GSA HERO strives to create an inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
Advisor: Karen Robinson
970-339-6394
karen.robinson@aims.edu

AIMS INTERNATIONAL CLUB
In addition to promoting cultural and language exchange, this club provides you with opportunities to share international experiences and to participate in diversity related events.
Advisor: Marie Gallegos
970-339-6675
marie.gallegos@aims.edu

AIMS LULAC AT GREELEY
Are you interested in Latino issues? Aims League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - Greeley is a student organization that focuses on Latino issues and events on campus as well as in the local community.
Advisor: Mario Gonzales
970-339-6239
mario.gonzales@aims.edu
Advisor: Iván Díaz
970-339-6609
ivan.diaz@aims.edu
Advisor: Jessica Sosa
970-339-6399
jessica.sosa@aims.edu

AIMS LULAC AT FORT LUPTON
Are you interested in Latino issues? The Aims League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at Fort Lupton is a student organization that focuses on Latino issues and events on campus as well as in the local community.
Advisor: Robert Garcia
970-339-6295
robert.garcia@aims.edu
Advisor: Nadia Navarro
970-339-6295
nadia.navarro@aims.edu

AIMS MEDIA PRODUCTION CLUB
This club provides the opportunity for you to gain experience and further your interest in the communication media program. You and other students will produce video pieces to develop your portfolio work, discuss and analyze films, and participate in group projects.
Advisor: Greg Driskill
970-339-6677
greg.driskill@aims.edu

AIMS MEDICAL ASSISTING AND PHLEBOTOMY CLUB
If you have an interest in medical assisting or phlebotomy, this club is for you. This club provides opportunities for leadership development, community outreach, and campus events.
Advisor: Cindy Allee
970-339-6540
cindy.allee@aims.edu
Advisor: Stephany Wood
970-339-6397
stephany.wood@aims.edu

AIMS MUSIC CLUB
If music is a way of life for you, the Aims Music Club provides opportunities to learn more about music, helps assist students wanting to transfer to a four-year college music program, and provides activities and performance venues for students to share their interest in music. Students need only have an interest in music to join.
Advisor: Rick Busson
970-339-6502
rick.busson@aims.edu

AIMS PARENTS COMMUNITY CLUB
Our focus is on supporting parents and creating activities and speakers that will assist them with the challenges they face. We are here to connect you with other parents who are students, to support each other, to learn how to manage the demands of your busy lives, and to discover the skills and resources needed to create a better life for you and your children.
Advisor: Nickie Medina
970-339-6423
nickie.medina@aims.edu
Advisor: Landon Loyd
970-339-6279
landon.loyd@aims.edu

AIMS PROGRAM OF RADIOLOGY STUDENTS
For juniors or seniors enrolled in Radiology, this club is for you. The club participates in events at Aims, community service, and has an outing of its own.
Advisor: Jeanette McDonough
970-339-6341
jeanette.mcdonough@aims.edu

AIMS STUDENT NURSING ASSOCIATION – 1
You and other nursing program students are invited to join this club. The association promotes scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among students in the Aims nursing program.
Advisor: Erika Greenberg
970-339-6647
erika.greenberg@aims.edu

AIMS STUDENT NURSING ASSOCIATION – 2
You and other nursing program students are invited to join this club. The association promotes scholarship, develops leadership and service, and cultivates fellowship among students in the Aims nursing programs.
Advisor: Erika Greenberg
970-339-6647
erika.greenberg@aims.edu

AIMS STUDENT UNITED WAY
Aims Student United Way will provide you with leadership and volunteering opportunities to gain valuable experience.
Advisor: DeLynn Anderson
970-339-6499
delynn.anderson@aims.edu

AIMS WOMEN IN TRANSITION TOGETHER @ GREELEY
This club is for you and other women who are dedicated to encouraging and celebrating women pursuing an education while developing strategies for academic and personal success through networking and leadership opportunities.
Advisor: Marge Lambeth
970- 339-6387
margaret.lambeth@aims.edu

AIMS WOMEN IN TRANSITION TOGETHER @ LOVELAND
This club is for you and other women who are dedicated to encouraging and celebrating women pursuing an education while developing strategies for academic and personal success through networking and leadership opportunities.
Advisor: Kimberly Huerta
970-667-4611 ext. 3300
kimberly.huerta@aims.edu
Advisor: Karen Hankey
970-667-4611
karen.hankey@aims.edu

BUENO CAMP STUDENT ADVISORY CLUB
This club is for students interested in cultural activities, community outreach, and opportunities linked to the Fort Lupton campus' CAMP Program.
Advisor: Nadia Navarro
970-339-6295
nadia.navarro@aims.edu
Advisor: Robert Garcia
970-339-6295
robert.garcia@aims.edu

HELPING HANDS CLUB
This club supports students in the Student Support Services Program who are interested in leadership opportunities and planning and coordinating social, educational, and community events.
Advisor: Alma Aquino Aguilar
970-339-6654
alma.aquinoaguilar@aims.edu
Advisor: Iván Díaz
970-339-6609
ivan.diaz@aims.edu

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS
The Society encourages you to participate in community action, volunteerism, personal growth opportunities, and leadership development. Students who meet academic requirements are invited to join the Society.
Advisor: Ryan Barone
970-339-6657
ryan.barone@aims.edu
Advisor: Christine Gaudinski
970-339-6488
christine.gaudinski@aims.edu

PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is an International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. Students who meet academic requirements are invited to join the society.
Advisor: Ryan Barone
970-339-6657
ryan.barone@aims.edu
Advisor: ShawnaLee Washam
970-339-6346
shawna.washam@aims.edu
Advisor: Liz Schoenleber
970-339-6383
liz.schoenleber@aims.edu

ROTARACT AT AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
If you want to grow personally and professionally, look into Rotaract. This club addresses community needs and promotes international understanding through friendship and service.
Advisor: Karoline Woodruff
970-339-6333
karoline.woodruff@aims.edu

SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION AT AIMS
Are you a student interested in the social sciences? The Social Science Association of Aims is for people like you who want to discuss history, sociology, anthropology and other topics and perspectives relating to the social sciences. This club also provides opportunities to participate in field trips to museums and culturally significant sites, screen films, and to invite students, faculty, and members of the community to share their experiences and knowledge.
Advisor: Christopher McColm
970-339-6322
chris.mccolm@aims.edu
Advisor: Cerisa Reynolds
970-339-6331
cerisa.reynolds@aims.edu

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB
Members of the Surgical Technology Club raise funds to send second year Aims Surgical Technology students to the yearly AST Conference.
Advisor: Mark Urso
970-339-6539
mark.urso@aims.edu

TOMORROW'S TEACHERS TODAY CLUB
This club provides a social and learning environment for those interested in the profession of education. Please join us as we discuss current events that shape the field, invite speakers who are involved in the profession, and participate in community activities that provide exposure to teaching. If you are interested in better preparing yourself to be a 21st Century teacher, this is the club for you!
Advisor: Jan Stapleton
970-339-6340
jan.stapleton@aims.edu

Do you have an idea for a new student club? Student Leadership and Development wants to help you get your club up and running and make it a success! For more information, contact Randee Morris at randee.morris@aims.edu or 970-339-6259.

Alcohol & Drug Free Institution

I. Background

The National Drug Control Strategy issued in September 1989, proposed that Congress pass legislation requiring schools, colleges and universities to implement and enforce firm drug prevention and education programs as a condition of eligibility to receive Federal financial assistance. On December 12, 1989, President Bush signed the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (PL 101-226) which requires institutions of higher education to implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by their students and employees on school premises or as part of any school activity.

This law, in addition to the Drug Free Workplace Act (PL 100-690, 5151-5160), which requires applicants for federally funded grants and contracts to certify that they will institute affirmative steps to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of controlled substances in the workplace, establishes the foundation on which Aims Community College has established its drug and alcohol policy.

II. Standard of Conduct

Aims Community College complies with both the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act. In compliance with these Acts all students and employees are prohibited from the unlawful manufacturing, possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on any of the Aims’ campuses or at any Aims sponsored activity.

III. Legal Sanctions

Students and employees are reminded that local, state, and federal laws provide for a variety of legal sanctions and penalties for the unlawful manufacturing, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. These
sanctions include, but are not limited to,
incarceration and monetary fines.

The Federal Controlled Substances Act specifies penalties, for a first offense individual involved in the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute narcotics, of not fewer than 10 years or more than life imprisonment and a fine up to 4 million dollars, or both. The penalty for simple possession, knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance, is imprisonment up to one year and a minimum fine of $1,000, or both. Penalties for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age is imprisonment or a fine, or both, up to twice that established for distribution offenses.

The Colorado Criminal Code relating to controlled substances (Title 18, Article 18) establishes penalties for the unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, sale, or possession of a controlled substance ranging from six months imprisonment or $500 fine, or both, to 16 years imprisonment and/or $750,000 in fines, depending on the classification of substance. Penalties under the Colorado Beer Code (Title 12, Article 47) relating to unlawful manufacturing, distribution, and possession of alcoholic beverages range up to one year imprisonment and/or up to $5,000 in fines, or both.

Local ordinances for the City of Greeley, relating to illicit drugs and alcohol, coincide with the State of Colorado statutes.

IV. College Sanctions

Students and/or employees (full or part-time) who violate the standards set forth under the Aims Substance Abuse Policy (Aims Community College Policy 1-290) will be subject to disciplinary actions. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, reprimand, probation, suspension, expulsion or termination and/or referral to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

V. Health Risks

Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse encompass physical and psychological effects, including but not limited to: malnutrition, brain damage, paranoia, psychosis, hepatitis, convulsions, coma, depression, heart disease, death, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, damage to the central nervous system, elevated blood pressure, respiratory failure, low birth weight babies, babies with drug/alcohol addictions, and an increased probability of intravenous drug users contracting AIDS. It is recommended that anyone having specific questions relating to their health and drugs/alcohol should consult their physician. Aims Community College Policy 1-290.

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Smoking Policy

Aims Community College favors a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products on Aims' campuses, in Aims' vehicles, or at Aims events is prohibited except in limited areas as designated by the President.
Aims Community College Policy 3-725.

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Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of Aims Community College to maintain a working and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment. It shall be a violation of policy for any employee to sexually harass students or other employees or for any student to harass employees of the College or other students. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other written, spoken, or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of an individual’s education or employment;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s education or employment; or
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.

As defined above, sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to the following conduct:

  1. Sexually oriented verbal “kidding,” abuse, or harassment;
  2. Unwelcome requests for sexual activity;
  3. Remarks with sexual or demeaning implications made to another person;
  4. Unwelcome touching, such as patting, pinching, or intentional brushing against another person’s body;
  5. Suggesting or demanding sexual involvement accompanied by implied or explicit threats concerning one’s grades or other personal or academic concerns; or
  6. Inappropriate display or transmittal of sexually suggestive or pornographic material.

An individual engaging in sexual harassment shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.

Individuals who knowingly file fraudulent complaints under this policy are subject to disciplinary action. Individuals will not be subject to retaliation for filing legitimate complaints.

For more information about this policy and/or procedures for filing a complaint, you may contact the Title IX Coordinator at Aims Community College.

John Fults, Student Conduct Officer,
Title IX Administrator
Office of Legal Affairs and Equal Opportunity
WSTV 221, Greeley Campus,
970-339-6650
john.fults@aims.edu

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Student Code of Conduct

Aims Community College expects students to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the College's function as a public educational institution. Students are expected to assume responsibility for their actions; to observe federal, state and local laws and College regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges and property of others.

A complete copy of the Student Code of Conduct is available online at: http://www.aims.edu/inside/policies/manual/Section5/5-601A.pdf

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Non-Discrimination & Harassment

Aims Community College is committed to diversity. It does not permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability in its educational programs or employment. Any student or College employee who encounters acts of discrimination or harassment should contact Legal Affairs at 970-339-6471 or the Dean for Student Affairs at 970-339-6258.

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Student Grievance Process

SCOPE
Aims Community College provides this grievance procedure for its students. Additionally, clients of the College and volunteers who are providing a service for the benefit of the College under the supervision and control of a college employee may only grieve a decision which bans him or her from the campus. A grievance may raise any matter which the grievant believes violates or inequitably applies written Aims’ policies or procedures. The grievant must be personally affected by such violation or inequitable action. Matters that are not grievable include those matters which the College is without authority to act, academic decisions, and disciplinary actions. Academic decisions that are believed to be the result of discrimination on a prohibited basis should be submitted to the EEO Officer.

INFORMAL RESOLUTION
A grievant is encouraged to resolve the issue informally by use of the process described in Procedure 5-601D, the MAAP process. If that process fails or is impracticable, the grievant should proceed by discussing the concern with the person, or the person’s supervisor, who is believed to have caused or contributed to the matter on which the grievance is based (hereafter called the respondent). A respondent may be an Aims’ employee or faculty member, student, volunteer, contractor, or client. Grievances based upon illegal discrimination are not covered by this procedure. Complaints of discrimination or unlawful harassment should be brought to the attention of the Equal Opportunity Officer.

FORMAL RESOLUTION
If informal resolution fails, the grievant may file a written statement of the matters complained of and the remedy sought within twenty (20) calendar days of the incident. The written complaint should be filed with the Dean for Student Services. After receipt, the Dean for Student Services will determine whether or not the situation presents a grievable matter. The grievance will be dismissed if the matter is determined to be ungrievable and the grievant will be notified of the reasons. A dismissal of a grievance may be appealed to the President.

If the matter is determined to be grievable, the Dean for Student Services or designee shall conduct a hearing and establish reasonable rules for the grievance procedure. Fact finding will be conducted which will give the grievant and responding Aims’ personnel, who were named in the grievance, an opportunity to explain what they know about the matters surrounding the grievance and to review any related evidence. The Dean for Student Services or designee may choose to hear the information in individual meetings. If the student is a minor or incapacitated, an advisor may assist the grievant in presenting his or her case. Right to representation by an attorney during the proceedings is not permitted, except in the case where civil or criminal actions concerning the student are pending, and in that case the attorney's role shall be advisory only. The grievant is responsible for presenting his or her own case and, therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any hearing except when the student is under 18 or incapacitated.

Considering the oral and written statements and comments, the Dean for Student Services or designee shall issue a decision within ten (10) calendar days of the close of the hearing. The decision shall reject the grievance or grant the grievance and make recommendation(s) to resolve the issue(s). Copies of the decision shall be served to the Grievant and the Respondent either personally or by certified mail to the addresses on file in the Admissions and Records Office.

APPEAL
The decision of the Dean for Student Services or designee is final unless a Petition for Review is filed with the President by either party within five (5) calendar days of notification of the decision.

The Petition for Review may be filed only on the following basis:

  1. A violation of this procedure,
  2. The decision was arbitrary and was not based on the facts of the grievance, or
  3. The Grievant or Respondent can provide newly discovered information that was not available during the meetings or hearings.

Upon receipt of a petition, the President will review the record and issue a written decision within ten (10) calendar days of the receipt of the petition. The College President's decision is subject only to review by the Board of Trustees pursuant to Policy now 0-1100. The scheduling timelines described above may, for good cause, be extended.

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Ombudsman

A student ombudsman is available to help you with instructional or interpersonal problems. You can find this resource in the Student Leadership & Development Office, College Center, Room 130.

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Your Rights as a Student

As a student, you have the right to a learning environment free from distractions. If others in your classroom are engaging in behavior that interferes with your learning, bring the situation to the attention of your instructor, who is responsible for managing the classroom environment and determining the action that should be taken.

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Greeley Campus

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Fort Lupton Campus

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Loveland Campus

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Windsor Campus

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Greeley Campus Information

In the summer of 1966, a citizens 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.

The campus in west Greeley overlooks 100 miles of Rocky Mountain grandeur. The 185-acre campus is the main location of Aims Community College and is home to 14 buildings, including the Allied Health and Sciences Building and newly renovated Westview Building. Students can apply, register for classes, meet with advisors, and get information on financial aid in our One-Stop Shop in the College Center. Of the 15,000 students who attend Aims annually, 80% take classes at the Greeley Campus.

Student governance, student programming, and peer education are provided by the Associated Students of Aims Community College (ASACC). Activities offered throughout the year feature financial success workshops, cultural events, speakers, student identification cards, parking permits and a wide variety of academic and informational programs. Students interested in getting involved with program planning, volunteering, or plugging into any of the 25+ student clubs can contact Associated Students’ representatives at the Student Leadership & Development Office, Room 130 in the College Center, 970-339-6450.

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Greeley Campus Telephone Directory

For office hours please go to www.aims.edu.

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Fort Lupton Campus Information

The Aims Fort Lupton campus is located one and one-half miles east of downtown Fort Lupton. We offer general education courses so you can earn your associate’s degree, or sign up for classes in the Nurse Aide (NA) program. We also offer degrees and certificates in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Production, Oil and Gas Technologies, Welding, Animal Science, and Carpentry.

Aims has expanded the Fort Lupton location with a new state-of-the-art building that houses our new programs in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Production, the new Oil and Gas program, as well as Welding.

We are a full-service campus, so you don’t have to worry about traveling to another location to register for classes, talk to someone about financial aid, meet with an advisor, pay your bill or purchase your books.

In addition, meeting and training room space is available for the community.

Programming is provided by the Associated Students of Aims Community College (ASACC) Fort Lupton Campus. Activities offered throughout the year feature family and individual events including movies, games, food, speakers, student I.D. cards, and a variety of informational programs. Contact the Associated Students to volunteer or to learn more at 970-339-6225.

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Fort Lupton Campus Telephone Directory

For office hours, please go to www.aims.edu.

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Loveland Campus Information

The Aims Loveland campus is located in downtown. We are a full service satellite campus offering a comprehensive, education with personal attention that helps you succeed. We are a campus for today’s students, with many options and a quality education.

We offer classes from morning, into the evening. The variety of courses include: state guaranteed transfer courses, personal enrichment, and non-credit workshops.

Students can register, meet with an advisor, take classes, join a club, get tutoring, and purchase books all without traveling to another campus. Because we are a smaller campus, you won’t get lost in a sea of faces. At the Loveland campus each student has the opportunity to get to know their instructors, classmates, and staff members. Enroll in one of our degree or certificate programs and take your journey of higher education further.

Finally, students will find a rich campus life with programming such as iFocus workshops on learning techniques, holiday celebrations, Peer Educators promoting health and wellness activities, and student clubs. Contact the Associated Students to volunteer or to learn more at 970-339-6225.

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Loveland Campus Telephone Directory

For office hours, please go to www.aims.edu.
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Automotive & Technology Center

1120 South Gate Drive
Windsor, CO. 80550
970-339-6286

The Aims Automotive & Technology Center is a state-of-the-art technology and education center located near I-25 and US-34. This brand new, centrally located 45,000-square-foot facility offers convenient drive times from the major population areas of Northern Colorado.

The Aims Automotive & Technology Center offers standard academic classes as well as career and technical educational programs. The facility is a high-tech learning environment that includes smart-technology classrooms, wired and wireless computer labs, a science lab, and conference rooms. Additionally, the Aims Automotive & Technology Center is home to the Aims Community College Automotive Programs.

Located in the transportation hub of Northern Colorado, the Aims Automotive & Technology Center is anticipated to become the center of transportation education and training in Automotive Service Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Light Diesel Repair, and Upholstery. The programs are nationally recognized and certified in both secondary and post-secondary educational systems with accreditation provided by the National Automotive Technicians and Education Foundation (NATEF).

Emphasis at the Aims Automotive & Technology Center is placed on a full educational experience including general education classes such as biology, chemistry, art, history, humanities, mathematics and English. Classes are held day and night at the newest Aims Community College location, offering expanded convenience for students located throughout the Aims service area and beyond.

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Flight Training Center

Since 1968, Aims Community College's collegiate aviation program has provided its aviation graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their aviation careers.

Aims Aviation graduates receive Associate of Applied Science degrees as professional airplane pilots, helicopter pilots, and air traffic controllers. Our aviation programs cover the gamut of the flying environment; from aerial applications (crop dusting) to piloting an Airbus 380 (the world’s largest passenger airplane), it all starts here! Or, keep your feet on the ground and become an air traffic controller, ensuring safety in the skies. Either way, we are here to make your dreams come true! If you'd like a fast-paced job with unique perks and benefits, this just might be the career path for you.

Take command of your life, speak with us today about your aviation career and see how Aims can help you soar.

Degree programs include: Airplane Pilot, Helicopter Pilot, and Air Traffic Controller.

Contact us:
Aims Aviation Department
970-339-6472
aviation@aims.edu

** The Aims Flight Training Center is approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for Veterans education benefits.

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P2P File Sharing

Aims Community College will observe all copyright and intellectual property laws. Students who violate copyright and intellectual property laws will be subject to disciplinary measures and/or referred to law enforcement authorities. Illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted material, including Peer to Peer file sharing, even if inadvertent, holds the risk of significant penalties beyond sanctions for violation of College policy and regulation.

Under federal law, a person found to have infringed upon a copyrighted work may be liable for actual damages and lost profits attributable to the infringement, and statutory damages from $200 up to $150,000. Legal downloading resource information and the full text of policies and procedures related to copyright violation and Peer to Peer file sharing may be obtained by contacting Legal Affairs and Equal Opportunity at 970-339-6471.

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Academic Improvement

As an institution that focuses on the principles of high performance, learning-centeredness and continuous improvement, Aims has developed processes and guidelines to ensure academic programs are regularly reviewed for improvement. Aims uses a diverse picture of academic program performance; evidence is gathered from multiple sources to determine data and information patterns for more reliable results in assessing a program's strengths and opportunities for improvement. Some of these sources of information include:

The data collected are used to assess academic programs and “close the loop” so that concerns are addressed, corrective action is taken, and improvement efforts are based upon the information acquired. Follow-up actions are also monitored and assessed for effectiveness, creating a review cycle.

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Vaccinations

Aims Community College does not require vaccinations for general admission to the college. However, vaccinations may be required for admission to a specific class or program. Students are responsible for determining if their chosen class or program requires specific vaccinations for admission. Students may contact the appropriate department or access the Aims webpage for specific program and course requirements.

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Learning Centered Classroom Guide

CIVILITY STATEMENT
Aims Community College is committed to the highest standards of academic and ethical integrity, acknowledging that respect for self and others is the foundation of educational excellence. As such, we will cultivate an environment of mutual respect and responsibility. Whether we are students, faculty, or staff, we have a right to be in a safe environment, free of disturbance and civil in all aspects of human relations.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Your academic attitude is a major factor in your success at Aims. You share responsibility, along with your professor and other students, for creating a productive learning environment. This includes behaving courteously and respectfully and becoming self-disciplined in your learning. Here are ways to create a productive college experience:

YOUR RIGHTS AS A STUDENT
As a student, you have the right to a learning environment free from distractions. If others in your classroom are engaging in behavior that interferes with your learning, bring the situation to the attention of your instructor. He or she is responsible for managing the classroom environment and determining appropriate action.

CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

The instructor has both the right and the responsibility to take appropriate action when he or she observes inappropriate classroom behavior. The form of intervention taken by the instructor will depend on the nature of the misconduct observed.

A FINAL NOTE
The College is committed to creating and maintaining an effective community of learners in which all can grow and develop. We look forward to interacting with you in a civil and respectful classroom environment that encourages dialogue, supports the acquisition of knowledge, and assists all students in meeting their academic and personal goals.

* Some statements above are adapted from civility statements from other community colleges.

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Center for the First Year Experience

FYE Office: 970-339-6641

The Center for the First-Year Experience (FYE) provides students with the tools to ease the transition to college and pave the way to greater academic success. FYE, located in 107 Horizon Hall, is also a space for studying, academic support, and we even have a few student computer stations (sorry, no printing). If you're a new student, take advantage of these programs and classes designed specifically for you:

MANDATORY NEW STUDENT VIRTUAL ORIENTATION
The college offers an online orientation (required for all new students before meeting with an academic advisor) to help students and families learn about services for students, strategies for success in college, and important steps in the enrollment process.

ADVANCING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (AAA 090)
AAA 090 is a three-credit course which helps students develop personalized approaches to learning and success for easier transition into college. Topics include goal-setting, time management, textbook reading strategies, note-taking, listening techniques, concentration and memory devices and critical thinking for students success.

IFOCUS WORKSHOPS
The iFocus workshop series, offered through the fall and spring semesters on all campuses and online, will assist you in developing and achieving your educational, professional, and personal goals while attending Aims Community College. The five iFocus "tracks" were created to meet the needs of students in all areas of academic, multiculturalism, health and wellness, career development, and technology. Popular workshops include: Unbaffling Biology, Microsoft Word Quickstart, Overcoming Test Phobia, Boost Your Brain Power, Stress-Proofing Yourself and many more!

CATALYST
Catalyst is a program for students returning to Aims after at least one semester on campus and who were nominated by their AAA instructor. The term "catalyst" is defined as someone or something that encourages progress and change. This selective leadership program helps students foster a mindset of completion, while helping participants improve on skills attractive for employers including: teamwork, communication, organization, decision making, and other professional skills. Catalyst's goals include fostering a mindset of completion and a vision of the "end in mind."

UNITED MEN OF COLOR
This student group is coordinated through FYE in partnership with the Emerging Scholars program in the Student Success Center, TRiO/CORE Impact Programs and the Office of Legal Affairs to provide a foundation of support for students who are men of color at Aims Community College. We act in solidarity with other social inclusion and equity groups and initiatives on campus as we help educate the campus community about issues related to the success of men of color.

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Student Loans

A FAFSA is required to determine a student’s eligibility for all federal loan types.

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan (DIRECT): A variable interest rate (up to 6.8%) loan that is based on documented financial need. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender. A fee of up to 0.5% of the loan amount is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement. Interest is paid on the loan by the U.S. Government so long as you are enrolled at least half-time during eligible periods of deferment. You are responsible for the payment of interest that begins to accrue from the time you are no longer enrolled half-time until the loan is paid in full, with the exception of eligible periods of deferment.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (DLUNSB): A variable interest rate (up to 6.8%) loan that is not based on documented financial need. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender. A fee of up to 0.5% of the loan amount is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement. You are responsible for the payment of interest that begins to accrue from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (DPLUS): This is a loan where the parent of a dependent undergraduate student can borrow to help pay for their student’s educational costs less other aid being offered. This is a credit-based loan and a separate application is required (www.studentloans.gov). The U.S. Department of Education is the lender. This loan has a variable interest rate (up to 8.25%) and the repayment of the loan will begin within 60 days of being fully disbursed. Interest will begin to accrue once the first disbursement of the loan has been made. A fee of up to 4% of the loan amount is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement.

Alternative Educational Loans: Aims Community College is approved with a number of lenders for our students to apply for loan funding to assist them in meeting their educational costs. These loan products are not backed by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Work Study

A FAFSA is required to determine a student’s eligibility for all work-study programs.

Federal Work-Study: A Federal funded work program with a portion of the funds contributed by the college. Awards are made only to students who have documented financial need.
On and off-campus jobs, with non-profit agencies, are available.

Colorado Work-Study: Funding by the Colorado General Assembly for an employment program awarded to undergraduate Colorado residents with documented financial need.
On and off-campus jobs, with non-profit agencies, are available.

Colorado No-Need Work-Study: Funding by the Colorado General Assembly for an employment program awarded to a limited number of undergraduate Colorado residents without documented financial need. On and off-campus jobs, with non-profit agencies, are available.

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Personal Counseling

The goal of our counseling services is to provide current students with a confidential setting to discuss life challenges that can impact academic success. Each student is allowed six free sessions with a qualified counselor. Services are offered on the Greeley, Fort Lupton, and Loveland Campuses. Please call 970-339-6436 to schedule an appointment.

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Student Accident Insurance

The mandatory Student Accident Insurance Coverage, paid by student fees, is administered in the Student Leadership & Development Office. The insurance only covers a student while on the campus or at a campus class/event off campus. A student must file an Accident/Incident Report within 24 hours following an accident/incident. The student must come to the Student Leadership & Development Office in the College Center to fill out the Student Statement form before the claim can be processed. All coded medical bills resulting from an accident/incident on campus must be presented by the student to the Student Leadership & Development Office as soon as possible for processing of insurance claims.

Aims does not offer student health insurance nor does the College require proof of insurance for enrollment.

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Student Expectations in the Classroom

Your academic attitude is a major factor in your success at Aims. You, along with your professor and other students, share responsibility for creating a productive learning environment. This includes behaving courteously and respectfully and becoming self-disciplined in your learning.

Here are ways to create a productive college experience:

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Your Rights as a Student

As a student, you have the right to a learning environment free from distractions. If others in your classroom are engaging in behavior that interferes with your learning, bring the situation to the attention of your instructor, who is responsible for managing the classroom environment and determining the action that should be taken.

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Consequences of Inappropriate Classroom Behavior

The instructor has both the right and the responsibility to take appropriate action upon observing inappropriate classroom behavior. The form of intervention taken by the instructor will depend on the nature of the misconduct observed.

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Prohibited Behaviors

Conduct Relating to Acts of Dishonesty

Conduct Causing Disruption or Obstruction of College Operations, Activities, or Functions

Conduct Related to College Property or Property of Members of the College Community

Conduct Involving the Use of a Controlled Substance, Alcohol or Tobacco

Conduct Causing or Threatening Harm or Injury to Other Persons

Conduct Causing an Abuse of the Disciplinary Process

Conduct Involving Social Media

Other Unlawful Acts of Misconduct

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Disciplinary Meeting

The Dean for Student Services Office receives incident reports from Campus Security Officers, the Student Judicial Affairs Officer, faculty, staff, or other members of the College community. If a report suggests that you may have violated the Aims Community College Student Code of Conduct you will be asked to schedule a meeting with the Dean for Student Services. You will receive a notice letter with the nature of the complaint and the conduct code that has been allegedly violated. The notice letter may contain specific requirements or restrictions pending the resolution of the matter to protect the interests of involved students or employees of the College. These requirements could include, but are not limited to, restriction from specific campus locations or orders prohibiting contact with the complainants or witnesses. The notice letter will be sent to your current address as listed in the College database. If a notice letter is returned due to a change of address that has not been recorded, the letter may be served to the student by a Campus Security Officer. Failure to comply with a summons from the Dean for Student Services may result in disciplinary action that may include being placed on hold.

At the meeting you may explain your perspective on the incident. The Dean for Student Services will issue a decision as to whether the alleged conduct occurred and whether the conduct violated the Code of Conduct or other college policies or procedures, and will impose a sanction(s) if appropriate. You will receive a written notice of the decision and be advised of your right to appeal.

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Outcome / Sanctions

If you are found responsible for a conduct code violation, you may be assigned one or more sanctions. All sanctions are issued in writing. View a complete explanation of the Disciplinary Process at http://www.aims.edu/inside/policies/manual/Section5/5-601B.pdf

Possible sanctions include:

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Appeals

If you disagree with the outcome of your hearing you may file a written appeal with the Dean for Student Services within seven days of receiving your disciplinary decision letter.

Your appeal letter should answer the following questions:

An Appeal Committee will be appointed to review your request. You will have an opportunity to appear before the Committee to present your case.

After reviewing your request, the Committee will make one of these decisions:

You will receive the Appeal Committee's decision in writing. The Decision of the Appeal Committee is final.

Full details about the appeal process are explained in the Disciplinary Procedure online at http://www.aims.edu/inside/policies/manual/Section5/5-601B.pdf

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Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault as Defined by the Office of Civil Rights

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities that receive federal funding, whether they take place in the facilities of a school or at an event sponsored by the school at another location. While perhaps best known for its application to program equity, such as in athletics, Title IX also applies to sexual harassment (including sexual assault), as it has been determined in subsequent legal cases and regulatory interpretations that sexual harassment can prevent students from participating fully and equitably in educational opportunities. Sexual harassment was, in fact, explicitly recognized as a form of discrimination for purposes of Title IX compliance in 1992.

The Office of Civil Rights of the US Department of Education is responsible for overseeing compliance with Title IX, and has issued guidelines for institutions to help them comply with its principles. In the case of sexual harassment, the OCR guidelines require that once an institution has received notice of the possible sexual harassment of a student, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what occurred, take prompt and effective action to end the harassment if such is found to be the case, take steps to remedy the effects and to prevent it from occurring again. These steps are the school’s responsibility whether or not the student who was harassed makes a complaint or otherwise asks the school to take action; all reasonable steps to investigate and respond are still required. The OCR standard for “notice” is that a school may be held accountable for the failure to take appropriate steps if any person perceived to be a responsible school employee was put on notice and took no corrective action.

One important compliance requirement established by the OCR is that each school receiving federal funding should appoint a Title IX Coordinator; this individual is responsible for promoting an institutional environment that is free of gender bias and sexual harassment. To that end, they must be familiar with the school’s grievance procedures and be a resource for student inquiries on those procedures, monitor and evaluate compliance with Title IX reporting requirements, and oversee training to the community on the issue of sexual harassment.

The Title IX Coordinator at Aims Community College is:

John Fults, Director,
Campus Safety, Student Judicial Affairs
Title IX Administrator
Office of Legal Affairs and Equal Opportunity
WSTV 221, Greeley Campus,
970-339-6650
john.fults@aims.edu

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Notification to Students of Privacy Rights under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students four specific rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records at Aims Community College (hereafter referred to as “the College”) within 45 days of the day the office of Admissions & Records receives a request for access.

A student should submit to the Registrar or other College official within the office of Admissions & Records, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Registrar or other Admissions & Records official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Admissions & Records office, the student shall be advised of the correct College official to whom the request should be addressed.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.

If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent (see the”Release of Information” section below). The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or Collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another College official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.

Upon request, the College also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901

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Standard Syllabus Policies

The following syllabus policies apply to every course taught by Aims Community College. These policies are hereby incorporated into every syllabus at Aims Community College.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:

Aims Community College Students are expected to demonstrate qualities of morality, honesty, civility, honor, and respect. Behavior which violates these standards for which discipline may be imposed includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Cheating. Copying or attempting to copy the academic work of another student (including, but not limited to, quizzes, examinations, assessment tests, and assignments); using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices for an academic examination or exercise; engaging or attempting to engage the assistance of another individual in misrepresenting the academic performance of a student; or communicating information in an unauthorized manner to another person for an academic examination or exercise.
b. Fabrication or Falsification. Falsifying or fabricating any information, College document, record, or instrument of identification. Falsification is the alteration of information, while fabrication is the invention or counterfeiting of information.
c. Plagiarism. Use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement; unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person; or use of an agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
d. Complicity in Academic Dishonesty. Helping or attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
e. Falsifying Grade Reports. Changing or destroying, or attempting to change or destroy, grades, scores, or markings on an examination or in an instructor’s or the College’s records.
f. Lying. Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member or office.
g. Other. Additional standards of conduct
relating to academic honesty specified in writing by an academic division or department and/or instructor for a particular course.

(See Student Code of Conduct, Aims Procedure 5-601A.)

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Disability Access Services (DAS) privately to discuss his/her specific needs. Please be aware that before accommodations can be allowed in class they must be approved through the DAS Office. Students should contact DAS at 970-339-6388 or disabilities@aims.edu to set up an appointment to discuss the process of requesting reasonable accommodations. The DAS Office is located on the Greeley Campus on the first floor of the College Center in Room 164 (See Aims Policy 5-1400.)

ATTENDANCE:
Aims Community College is a community of learners. Students are expected to assume responsibility for their learning by attending all class sessions, participating in class discussions, and completing all assignments. Each student is encouraged to develop a professional work ethic in class that reflects responsibility, initiative and teamwork. When an absence is unavoidable due to illness or emergency, students are responsible for notifying their instructors and to arrange for make-up work. Because Aims Community College is committed to helping students succeed, students who demonstrate signs of unsatisfactory academic progress (e.g., unexcused absences, missed assignments, poor participation in class, etc.) will be referred to a retention specialist for assistance. (See Aims Procedure 2-250E.)

ATTENDANCE IN ONLINE COURSES:
Students enrolled in online classes must complete one or more attendance activities as listed by the instructor during the first week of class in order to be counted as "attending" the online course. Failure to complete an assigned attendance activity may result in the student being dropped from the class. Attendance activities are outlined by the course instructor in the syllabus. In addition, if a student has not logged into the course for a period longer than one week (seven days), the instructor will notify administration that the student is a “Stop-Out.” (See Aims Procedure 2-250E.)

CHILDREN ON CAMPUS:
Children on campus under the age of sixteen (16) must be under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian unless they are involved in a specific College approved and supervised activity. (See Aims Policy 3-600.)

COMPUTER RESOURCES:
The Computer Learning Lab staff provides assistance in various disciplines, including CIS, Business Technology, Graphics Technology and various programming languages. There are a large number of computers loaded with current software available for student use. Please visit the computer lab website for additional information: www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/complab/.

COURSE EVALUATIONS:
Course evaluations provide valuable feedback to Instructors. Students are encouraged to complete the online course evaluation survey during the last two weeks of the course. Other short course evaluations will be available at various times, depending on the course start and end times. Students will receive an email message directing them to a website where they can login using their Aims ID and complete evaluations. Course evaluations are confidential. The student course evaluation website is aims.campuslabs.com/courseeval.

LIBRARY:
The Kiefer Library offers services on all campuses that include book check-out, reference services, and off-campus online research databases. The Greeley Campus library is located on the 2nd floor of the College Center. For assistance with library services, please contact the library staff via telephone at 970-339-6458 or email at reference@aims.edu.

STUDENT CONDUCT:
Please note a complete copy of the Student Code of Conduct can be found at www.aims.edu/student/conduct/. Students are expected to practice academic honesty. They must refrain from any form of cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College. Students should refrain from expressing derogatory opinions concerning race, gender, ethnicity, and should avoid using obscene language. Each student is responsible for contributing to a positive learning environment in classroom situations. Because respect for the learning process is critical, no behavior that disrupts another student’s ability to learn will be tolerated. Students who conduct themselves contrary to the best interest of the class as a whole may be referred to the Dean for Student Services for disciplinary action. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion from the College (See Aims Policy 5-601 and Procedure 5-601A).

INCOMPLETE GRADES:
A student may receive an Incomplete if they have been delayed in completing the required course work and has satisfactorily completed at least 75% of the course. During the semester the student is completing the Incomplete Grade Contract, the student cannot re-enroll in the class, nor is the student considered to be currently enrolled in the course. Students must arrange the terms of an incomplete grade with their instructors, who will define the terms of and deadline for the incomplete grade on an Incomplete Grade Contract form. Instructors are not obligated to allow a student to enter into an Incomplete Grade Contract. (See Aims Policy 2-200 and Procedure 2-250C.)

GRADE REPLACEMENT:
Repeating a course under Grade Replacement is subject to the following conditions: The first petition for a Grade Replacement may be made after the course has already been repeated, provided it was repeated Fall 2005 or later. Such a retroactive petition request is limited to one course, and limited to the student’s first petition request. To be eligible for any additional Grade Replacements, student must submit a completed grade replacement petition to the Admissions and Records office at the time of registration (i.e. before repeating the course). It is the student’s responsibility to check with the appropriate academic department(s) to determine course eligibility for Grade Replacement (See Aims Policy 2-220A for further information).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Learning objective statements outlined in the Instructor’s Syllabus specify the student achievement expected upon completion of the particular course. Learning objectives create a measure to assess a student’s achievement or attainment of necessary knowledge or skills (See www.aims.edu/about/learningCollege/).

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Students with difficulty accessing myAims, in an online course, or computer configuration for the Aims website may contact Technical Support by calling 970-339-6380 or emailing the helpdesk@aims.edu.

TESTING CENTER:
Please visit the following website for information on testing center hours: www.aims.edu/student/testing/

TURNITIN:
Any and all written worked submitted in a course may be submitted to TurnItIn.com or a similar detection program for evaluation of the originality of a student’s work as well as proper use and citation of sources. Such software programs have the educational purpose of ensuring the integrity of submitted student work. Work submitted to TurnItIn.com will be included as source documents in a restricted access database owned by TurnItIn.com solely for the purpose of detecting possible plagiarism of such documents. By registering for this course at Aims, the student agrees that all assignments may be subject to the form of originality review mandated by the instructor. A paper not submitted according to the procedures and format set by the instructor may be penalized or may not be accepted for credit towards the student’s grade. No work created for another class or project shall be submitted to another course for a grade without the prior consent of the instructor (See Aims Procedure 5-601E).

TUTORING:
Drop-in, individual, and guided study group tutoring is available to currently enrolled Aims students. For available subjects for tutoring, hours, and additional questions, please call 339-6541 for Greeley, 667-4611 ext. 3304 for Loveland, and 303-718-5905 for Fort Lupton services. Also, please visit our website at www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/tsi/ for current information and drop-in tutoring hours. Online tutoring assistance is available for writing and math by request only during our scheduled drop-in hours. Students will need to email tutoringrequest@aims.edu to request an online tutoring session (24-hour advance notice is required for online tutoring sessions.) The Computer Learning Lab staff provides assistance in various disciplines, including CIS, Business Technology, Graphics Technology and various programming languages. There are a large number of computers loaded with current software available for student use. Please visit the website for additional information. www.aims.edu/student/learning-commons/complab/.

WITHDRAW "W" GRADE:
A “W” grade indicates a student’s withdrawal after the point marking 15% of the course (the drop/refund deadline) and before the point marking 75% of the course. After the 75% point, students may no longer choose to withdraw from a course, and faculty will either assign the grade earned or complete an “Incomplete” contract with the student. An Incomplete will be assigned only under extraordinary circumstances and is left to the discretion of the Instructor. (See Aims Policy 2-200.)

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Flight Training Center

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Flight Training Center Campus Information

656 Ed Beegles Lane
Greeley, CO 80631
AFTC Front Desk: 970-356-0790
Aviation Dept Main: 970-339-6472

Since 1968, Aims Community College's collegiate aviation program has provided its aviation graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their aviation careers.

Aims Aviation graduates receive Associate of Applied Science degrees as professional airplane pilots, helicopter pilots, and air traffic controllers. Our aviation programs cover the gamut of the flying environment; from aerial applications (crop dusting) to piloting an Airbus 380 (the world’s largest passenger airplane), it all starts here! Or, keep your feet on the ground and become an air traffic controller, ensuring safety in the skies. Either way, we are here to make your dreams come true! If you'd like a fast-paced job with unique perks and benefits, this just might be the career path for you.

Take command of your life, speak with us today about your aviation career and see how Aims can help you soar.

Degree programs include: Airplane Pilot, Helicopter Pilot, and Air Traffic Controller.

Contact us for more information:

** The Aims Flight Training Center is approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training for Veterans education benefits.

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