Alternative Credit Project

Credit to Kick Start Your CCD Program

If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit Project (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Community College of Denver (CCD) will accept towards your degree. A national program of American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help you finish what you started—a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.


Even if you’re not ready to apply yet, CCD is here to help; we have staff on hand who have experience in helping students with prior learning assessment credit.

CCD Accepts These ACE Courses

ACPE-0086 Accounting I (Straighterline) = ACC 121

ACPE-0087 Accounting II (Pearson) = ACC 122

ACPE-0088 Accounting II (Straighterline) = ACC 122

ACPE-0113 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Saylor) = ACC 101

ACPE-0117 Managerial Accounting (Ed4Online) = ACC 226

ACPE-0132 Principles of Accounting 1 (Ed4Online) = ACC 121

ACPE-0133 Principles of Accounting 2 (Ed4Online) = ACC 122

ACPE-0016 College Algebra (Saylor) = MAT 050

ACPE-0018 College Algebra (Straighterline) = MAT 121

ACPE-0090 Anatomy & Physiology (Pearson) = BIO 106

ACPE-0105 Introduction to Art History (Sophia) = ART 110 or ART 111 & 112

ACPE-0109 Introduction to Business Information Systems (Pearson) = CIS 267

ACPE-0015 Calculus I (Saylor) = MAT 201

ACPE-0019 Pre Calculus (Straighterline) = MAT 166

ACPE-0040 General Calculus I (Straighterline) = MAT 201

ACPE-0041 General Calculus II (Straighterline) = MAT 202

ACPE-0006 Corporate Communication (Saylor) = BUS 217 & COM 105

ACPE-0009 Business Communication (Straighterline) = COM 105


ACPE-0026 English Composition II (Straighterline) = ENG 122

ACPE-0107 Introduction to Business (Saylor) = BUS 115

ACPE-0108 Introduction to Business (Straighterline) = BUS 115

ACPE-0102 Human Resource Management (Ed4Online) = MAN 200

ACPE-0104 Human Resource Management (Pearson) = MAN 200

ACPE-0097 Business Law (Pearson) = BUS 216

ACPE-0097 Business Law (Straighterline) = BUS218

ACPE-0122 Principles of Management (Pearson) = MAN 226

ACPE-0123 Principles of Management (Saylor) = MAN 226

ACPE-0124 Principles of Management (Straighterline) = MAN 226

ACPE-0128 Project Management (Sophia) = MAN 241

ACPE-0135 Business Management (Ed4Online = MAN 226)

ACPE-0095 Business Ethics (Straighterline) = PHI 205

ACPE-0038 General Physics (Straighterline) = PHY 211

ACPE-0039 General Physics Lab (Straighterline) = PHY 211

ACPE-0129 Spanish I (Straighterline) = SPA 111

ACPE-0130 Spanish II (Straighterline) = SPA 112

ACPE-0017 Introduction to Statistics (Saylor) = MAT 135

ACPE-0054 Student Success (Pearson) = AAA 101

ACPE-00564 Student Success (Straighterline) = AAA 109

ACPE-0118 Managing Information Systems (Ed4Online) = CIS 267

CCD Admission Overview

We would love to have you join our community. Applying for admission as a transfer student is relatively easy. If you attended CCD before, you may have a shorter path to readmission. Please see page four of the Admission & Enrollment guide for information regarding readmit or returning students.

We admit students year-round: fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students with college credits should submit official transcripts to Admissions, Registration & Records for transfer credit evaluation.

You may request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

Quote from Adult Learner

“CCD has been a great experience for me. Being involved in school has given me opportunities I never thought possible.”

Mark Harper, Former CCD Student
VP of Student Government Association
Phi Theta Kappa & Phi Beta Member

CCD's Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate of Arts (AA)*
  • Associate of Science (AS)*
  • Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS)
  • Associate in General Studies (AGS)*
  • Certificate*

*AA, AS, AGS, and select Certificates can be completed entirely online.


CCD is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. CCD is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Specific programs are accredited through professional organizations as follows:


CCD’s main campus is located on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. Additional locations are also located in Denver. All health science programs are located at the Lowry Campus. And the Advanced Manufacturing Center, just north of Auraria, hosts three CTE programs. View campus locations & get directions here.

Support Information

Services for You at CCD

Coming back to school has its own challenges, and we have professional staff members ready to guide and advise you. For more information, please use this as a guide to get started. Reach out to us, we’re here to help!

If you have served in the U.S. military, our Veterans Support Services provides additional help on benefits, organizations, and career counseling.