CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Customized / Corporate Training

At Community College of Aurora we recognize that your employee training needs are unique and, at times, require a customized approach to the content, scheduling or elements.  CCA offers:

  • On-site delivery of credit courses, making completing a degree or certificate program with CCA more accessible and convenient for employees.  Our clients include:  Staples, Pinnacol Assurance, and the Transportation Security Administration.
  • On-site customized training in topics including management skills, leadership, network security, computer programming and English as a Second Language.
  • Industry-specific degree programs, such as the Associates in Applied Science Diesel Power Mechanics Program offered in cooperation with Wagner Equipment. 
  • Fast-track, targeted skill-building classes and certificates, including certificates in computers and information technology

For additional information, contact Victor Vialpando, Dean, School of Professional Studies and Sciences at

The TSA Associates Program, which partners with community colleges across the country, offers three classes: Introduction to Homeland Security, Intelligence Analysis & Security Technology, and Transportation and Border Security. Officers receive a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the three classes, but the program also gives them a jump start to pursue an associate’s degree while improving their career advancement opportunities at TSA.

“I can already tell you we’ve just added an extra layer of security to the airport community because these folks are more aware of their surroundings. I think that’s key,” said Lawrence Nau, Acting Federal Security Director for TSA Denver.

Disaster Management Institute

The Disaster Management Institute leverages the Community College of Aurora’s police, fire, and emergency medical services expertise to provide customized training and exercise design, comprehensive logistical support and multi-faceted event hosting capabilities.  With extensive experience serving military, public, private and community emergency responders, CCA is uniquely positioned to address a range of strategy, tactics, planning, communication and response training needs. CCA offers a state-of-the-art virtual reality training center in conjunction with expansive outdoor space, a multi-level building and three staged spaces to host a variety of disaster response and emergency management training scenarios. 

For additional information, contact Pony Anderson, Director of the Disaster Management Institute, at

“It has a lot of value. It’s almost real-world,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Dave Smith who served as safety officer during the exercise. He pointed to a nearby rubble pile where soldiers worked to extract victims. “That rubble could shift at any time. They have to be aware of that at all times.” Aurora Sentinel 6/13/13 “This Is Not Just a Drill: National Guard Preps for Disaster at Lowry Campus

Employee Training Grants for Companies

The Colorado FIRST/Existing Industry Customized Job Training Programs, administered by the Colorado Community College System and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, provide job-training grants to companies that are locating or expanding in Colorado as well as to companies striving to maintain their competitive edge.  The purpose of the programs is to support the economic competitiveness of companies while enhancing workers' resumes and long-term employment prospects.  The programs provide financial assistance to individual businesses for the design and delivery of specialized training.  Companies may receive up to $800 per employee for eligible training activities and may choose their own training providers.

The Community College of Aurora assists Aurora and Denver-based companies with applying for training grant funds and administering grant awards.  Companies of various sizes and sectors have received grants including:  American Automation Building Solutions, Inc.; Blender Products Inc.; CompassHoldings, Inc.; Davis Manufacturing Company; Eldon James, Corp.; ERO Resources Corporation; Finishing Professionals LLC; Liberty Home Products; Luna Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co.; On Deck Capital, Inc.; Panorama Consulting Solutions; SMA America; Summit Aire LLC; TeamLinx LLLP; and Visser Precision Cast.

For additional information, contact Janel Highfill, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development, at or 303-340-7064.  


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