Arapahoe Community College To Build 40 Million Campus In Castle Rock

Dated: 01/13/2017

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Arapahoe Community College today announced plans to build a $40 million campus on a 14-acre site in the Meadows, a master-planned community in Castle Rock.

Dubbed the Collaboration Campus, the facility is in addition to ACC's main campus in Littleton. It will be comprised of two 54,000-square-foot buildings, and will focus on delivering workforce training to students in Castle Rock.

The two-phase project's estimated completion date is August 2019.

The Castle Rock Town Council this month approved an initial investment into the campus of $3 million. Colorado State University and the Douglas County School District will work with ACC to bring in local high school students and assist them with finding a college so they can earn an associate's or bachelor's degree.

"The idea is, [say] you're in high school, maybe you're taking concurrent enrollment, ... [you] can get [a high school] diploma, [you] can take courses at the campus under ACC and then immediately move into guaranteed transfer to CSU. And [you can be] doing it all in Castle Rock," said Tina Griesheimer, spokesperson for ACC.

All three educational organizations — ACC, CSU and Douglas County Schools — collaborated with local businesses to determine the initial education offerings that will be offered at the center. Those offerings will be in:

  • Business & entrepreneurship.

  • Health care.

  • Information technology/programming.

  • General education.

  • Workforce training.

Diana Doyle, president of ACC, said the school is expanding its presence in Castle Rock through this "very unique" education partnership.

"The Collaboration Campus will be a dynamic model for progressive educational delivery at all levels," she said.

Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), said the goal is to provide higher education opportunities to students from the south metro area.

"This significant investment is an endorsement of the work of Arapahoe Community College and our partner school, CSU," she said.

Both CSU and Douglas County Schools will lease space at the Collaboration Campus from ACC, providing students and local businesses resources and skilled workers through training, hands-on project work, internships, mentorship and clinical activities. Arapahoe/Douglas Works, ConneXion Spot and 3-D Printing will also lease space on the campus.

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