Community College of Aurora

2014-2015 Academic Catalog


Administration and Staff

The administration, faculty and staff at CCA have what it takes to help students succeed. The College employs highly skilled professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. Whether students need help from instructors or specialized assistance from our Student Services division, one can be assured there is always qualified support.

This section introduces our list of administrative and program leaders, as well as a complete listing of our outstanding faculty. For complete phone numbers and room numbers, students need to consult the Schedule of Classes or online at www.CCAurora.edu/programs/schedule/.

President’s Office

Betsy Oudenhoven, President

B.S., St. Lawrence University; M.A., University of Colorado - Boulder; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

Tami Morrissey, Executive Assistant to the President

Janet Brandau, Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources

B.S., Colorado State University

Richard Maestas, Vice President of Administrative Services

B.S., M.B.A., Colorado State University at Pueblo

Christopher Ward, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

B.A., Concordia College; M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Information Technologies

Keith Dahl, Interim Director, Information Technology

Kathleen Potter, IT Administrative Assistant

Eduardo Peralta, Integrated Communications Administrator

Mike Willeford, IT Helpdesk

Vacant, IServer Administrator

Aaron DeJong, Network Administrator

Kevin Andrews, Computer Systems Technician

Glen Murphy, Computer Systems Technician

Carlos Osorio, Computer Systems Technician

College Communications

Liz VanLandingham, Director, Communications and Marketing

B.S., University of Colorado; M.F.A., Naropa University

Ethan Ruzzano, Assistant Director of Digital Media and Marketing

B.A., Principia College

Lee Rasizer, Public Relations Coordinator

B.A., University of Arizona

Anna Pan, Broadcast and Media Specialist

B.A., Minzu University of China, Bejing; M.C.D.M., University of Washington

Jaclyn Zwerg, Graphic Design and Digital Media Assistant

B.A., University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Grants and Planning

Christopher Ward, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

B.A., Concordia College; M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Andrea Flynn, Administrative Assistant

Institutional Research

Catherine Trouth, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Curtis Baker, Applications Developer

B.S., Metropolitan State College

Andrew Call, Research Analyst, Institutional Research

B.A., M.S., Utah State University

Center for Workforce Development

Joyce Benson-Fox, Director, Center for Workforce Development

B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver, M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Nathan Crow, Assistant Director, Center for Workforce Development

B.S., Brigham Young University, M.P.A., George Washington University

Barbara Guion, Program Assistant, Center for Workforce Development

Andrea Smith, Case Manager-CHOICES, Center for Workforce Development

B.A., University of New Mexico, M.S.W., New Mexico Highlands University

Crissy Deen, Job Transition Specialist, Center for Workforce Development

B.S., University of Phoenix

Rodney Lanham, Job Transition Specialist, Center for Workforce Development

B.S., Colorado State University

Linda Prien, Job Transition Specialist, Center for Workforce Development

B.A., Metro State University, M.S.W., University of Denver

Tanya Tyrrell, Job Transition Specialist, Center for Workforce Development

B.A., University of Arizona, M.P.A., Arizona State University

Alisa Trowel, Employment Developer, Center for Workforce Development

M.A., Minnesota Graduate School of Theology

Human Resources

Cindy Hesse, Human Resources Director

B.S., Colorado State University

Sharon Connelly, Program Assistant I

B.Mus., M.Ed., North Texas State University

Debbie Irvine, Assistant Director of Human Resources

Heidi McKinnon, Administrative Assistant

B.S., Regis University

CCA Foundation

Gene Sobczak, Executive Director, Foundation

B.A., Rutgers University

Regina Edmondson, Associate Development Director

Sarah Grace Pretzer, Campaign Specialist

B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam

Joshua Gold, Associate Director of Donor Relations

M.N.M., Regis University; B.A., Colorado State University

Academic Affairs

Janet Brandau, Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Lonnie Tyler, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.A., University of the District of Columbia

Tamara Conley, Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.S., University of Colorado of Denver

Office of Academic Affairs Support

Patti Molai, Academic Support Coordinator

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Webster University

Mary Graham, Manager of Instructional Support and FLAC

B.S., Black Hills State University

Alex Nye, Instructional Designer/Technologist

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., University of Connecticut

Nicole McDaniel, FLAC Processor

Barbara Williams, FLAC Processor

School of Liberal Arts

Ted Snow, Dean of School of Liberal Arts

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Jennifer Dale, Chair, Behavioral Sciences

B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Regis University

Stacey D’Angelo, Performing Arts Coordinator

B.F.A., Ithaca College; M.F.A., Naropa University

Geoffrey Hunt, Chair, Social Sciences

B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., State University of New York;

Ph.D., University of Colorado

Ana Martin-Mejia, Chair, Humanities

B.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Graduate Studies, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija; M.A., Virginia Tech

Scott Reichel, Chair, English

B.S., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Christopher Tombari, Chair, English as a Second Language

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Natasha Turner, Chair, Education and Early Childhood Education

B.A., Fontbonne University; M.S., University of Southern California

Vacant, Chair, Performing Arts

Amie Thompson, Administrative Assistant III, Social Sciences, ESL

B.S., Metropolitan State College Denver

Mary Westendorf, Administrative Assistant III, Mathematics, English and Communication, Education and Early Childhood Education, and Performing Arts and Humanities

A.A.S., Arapahoe Community College

Rebecca Watson, Administrative Assistant III, of Academic Affairs and School of Liberal Arts

B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

The Aurora Language Center - English as a Second Language

Christopher Tombari, Department Chair

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Stephanie Lawton, Director of the Community ESL Program

B.A., University of Delaware

Jill Szynskie, Assistant Coordinator of the Community ESL Program

B.A., Kansas State University

School of Public Safety and Health

Renie DelPonte, Dean School of Public Safety and Health

B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., Jones International University; Dr. P.H., Loma Linda University

Charles Robinson, Assistant to the Dean

B.A. Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.A., University of Colorado Denver

Gregory Atencio, Diesel Power Mechanics

Pony Anderson, Director, Center for Simulation

NREMT-P, Community College of Aurora

Concurrent Enrollment

Amber Gish, APS Concurrent Enrollment Specialist

Don Keeley, PACESetter Coordinator

A.A., Arapahoe; B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Phoenix

Jeffrey Kenney, Assistant Director Concurrent Enrollment

B.S., St. Petersburg College; M.A., University of Denver

Olimpia Marroquin, Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator

B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Steve Simpson, Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator

B.A., B.S. Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Gannon University

Law Enforcement, Legal Studies and Public Safety

Michael Carter, Director, Police Academy; Department Chair, Public Safety, Paralegal/Legal Studies, and Wellness/PED

B.S., M.S.C.J.A., Chaminade University

Stephanie Agner, Administrative Assistant, Police Academy, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Paralegal, Legal Studies, and Wellness/PED

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Michelle Doucette, Program Assistant Police Academy

Margaret Ann Uchner, Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice, Paralegal/Legal Studies

J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law

Emergency Medical Provider and Fire Science Technologies

Beth Lattone, Chair

B.S., Cornell University; EMT-P

Terry Findley, EMS Equipment Technician

Jenn Scott, EMS Equipment Technician

Mark Stephenson, Fire Science Technologies Coordinator

M.S.P.A., University of Colorado; EMT-P

Cindy Smith, Program Assistant, EMS/FST

A.A.S., Community College of Aurora

Camelia Naranjo, Clinical Coordinator, EMS/FST

B.A., Metro State University; M.A., Regis University

Health Science

Jennifer VanderMeer, Director of Health Sciences

B.S.N., Hope College; M.S.N., M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Gina Iannelli, Retention/Advising Specialist for the Integrated Nursing Pathway

M.P.A., University of Colorado, Denver; M.S.C., University of Phoenix

School of Professional Studies and Sciences

Victor Vialpando, Dean - School of Professional Studies and Sciences

B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Veronica Russell, Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office

A.A.S., Community College of Denver

Beatrice Salazar

B.A., University of Colorado, Denver

Art & New Media Design

Scott Wakefield, Chair

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design; M.F.A., Utah State University

Celia Miller-Morrissey, Administrative Assistant

Colorado Film School

Frederic Lahey, Director, Colorado Film School

B.A., M.F.A., Columbia University

Christopher Beeson, Administrative Assistant

B.A., Millikin University, M.A., Reed College

Jordan Meyersieck, Technology, Systems & Space Integration Specialist

B.A., Spring Arbor University

Jennifer D. Scott, Student Success Coordinator, Colorado Film School

B.M., University of Idaho; M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder

Laura Stephens, Webmaster/Receptionist

Certificate, Wake Technical Community College

James Tharp, Equipment Room Manager

B.A., The Colorado College; M.F.A., Montana State University

Computer Sciences

JoAnn Burkhart, Interim Chair, Computer Information Systems

Deb Farley, Administrative Assistant

Mathematics Department

James Gray, Chair, Mathematics

A.A., Community College of Aurora; B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Colorado

Mary Westendorf, Administrative Assistant

A.A.S., Arapahoe Community College

School of Business, Lowry Campus

Virginia Karras, Interim Chair-Business

B.A., Carleton College; M.B.A., University of Denver

Heather McMichael, Business Faculty and Advisor

M.B.A., Webster University at Ft. Stewart, GA

Art Vaughn, Business Faculty

M.B.A., Regis University

Emilia Penkova-Pearson

PhD., MSc., University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Veronica Russell, Administrative Assistant, Business

A.A.S., Community College of Denver

Margaret Beck, Database Coordinator

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.S., Regis University; M.F.A, University of Iowa

Science Department

Martha Jackson-Carter, Chair, Sciences

B.A., University of Colorado; Graduate Studies, University of Connecticut

Deb Farley, Administrative Assistant

Tara Croom, Science Lab Technician

A.S., Community College of Aurora; B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Student Affairs

Elena Sandoval-Lucero, Vice President of Student Affairs

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver

Javon Brame, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

B.A., Langston University

Angie Tiedeman, Coordinator of Student Intervention and Retention

B.S.W., Colorado State University

Admissions, Registration and Records

Rita Borgonah, Transcripts Clerk

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Kristen Cusack, Registrar and Director of Admissions

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Kelly Gaer, Credentials Evaluator

B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Nicole Hockert, Lead Admissions Specialist

B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Karen Hurtado, Records and Residency Processor

Kathy Jackson, Welcome Center

A.A., Community College of San Diego; A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Camille Leon, Office Manager

Valerie Sangiuliano, Assistant College Registrar

A.A., Community College of Aurora

Advising

Barbara Lindsay, Director of Career Services

B.S., Colorado State University – Ft. Collins; M.S., Colorado State University - Global

Anna Jansen, Academic Advisor

A.A., Community College of Aurora

Cheryl Waite, Academic Advisor

B.A., M.A., University of Colorado

Emelda Jones, International Student Program Coordinator

B.A., M.A., University of Denver

Svetlana Ehrhart, Part-time Academic Advisor

B.A., St. Petersburg University - Russia

Robin Blish, Advising Administrative Assistant

B.A., Adams State College

Libby Broughton, Part-time Advisor

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.S.M., Regis University

Mark Smith, Part-time Advisor

A.A.S., B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.H., University of Colorado at Denver

Julie Johnson, Part-time Advisor

B.S., Colorado State University; Graduate Studies, University of Colorado

Maura Hess, Part-time Advisor

B.A., Tufts University

Holly Amaro, Part-time Advisor

A.A., Community College of Aurora, B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Belinda Marshall, Part-time Advisor

R.N.; A.D.N., Community College of Denver; B.S., Metropolitan State University

Career Services

Barbara Lindsay, Director of Career Services

B.S., Colorado State University – Ft. Collins; M.S., Colorado State University - Global

Robert Burnett, Career Advisor

B.S., University of Phoenix

Barbara Young, Internship Coordinator

B.S., Johnson & Wales University

Student Success Center

Libby Klingsmith, Director of the Student Success Center

B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Brad Jacobson, Assistant Director for the Transfer Success Program

B.A., M.A., University of Southern Illinois

Nnena West, Assistant Director for TRiO Student Support Services

B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver

Erick Chavez, Advisor for TRiO Student Support Services

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Robyn Jackson, Advisor for TRiO Student Support Services

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, M.A., University of Denver

Sherita Caraway, Administrative Support Specialist for the Student Success Center

A.A., Community College of Aurora

Megan Keeley, Advisor for Aurora Public Schools ASCENT Program

B.A., Colorado State University

Military/Veteran Services

Judy Steele, Veterans Certifying Official

A.A.S., A.S., Community College of Aurora, B.S., Colorado State University-Global

Accessibility Services

Steven Zeeh, Director of Accessibility Services

M.S., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Sheryl Broadnax, Administrative Assistant

Kathy Weisensel, Accessibilities Services Specialist

Testing Center

Cheryl Tomlinson, Testing Specialist

Learning Resource Center

JoAnna Primus, Director of Library Services

B.A., Iowa State University; M.L.I.S., Dominican; M.A.P, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Kevin Dunbar, Library Assistant

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Michelle Duran, Administrative Assistant II

Student Life

Tim Cali, Coordinator of Student Life

Traci Fielden, Administrative Assistant

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Lowry Student Services

Rebecca Bernstein, Manager of Lowry Student Services

M.N.M., Regis University

JoAnne Barnes, Administrative Assistant

Phebe Lassiter, Academic Advisor

M.S., Colorado State University

Greg Moore, Academic Advisor

M.S., Kansas State University

Jonathan Adams, Student Services Specialist

B.A., University of Denver

Jennifer Viera, Administrative Assistant II

A.S., Colorado Technical University

Sabrina James, Cashier

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Tracy Mendoza, Assistant Registrar

B.S., University of Southern Colorado

Outreach and Recruitment

Kyla Doddridge, Director

B.S., University of Northern Colorado, M.Ed., Ph.D.,Texas Tech University

Diana Counterman, Administrative Assistant

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver

Gabriel Fischer, Admissions Counselor, Recruitment

B.S., Johnson and Wales University

Stacy Brown, Student Outreach and Orientation Coordinator

B.A., University of Arizona, M.Ed., Plymouth State University

Administrative Services

Richard Maestas, Vice President of Administrative Services

B.S., M.B.A., Colorado State University at Pueblo

Fiscal Affairs

Mercy Abraham, Controller

C.P.A., M.B.A., Philadelphia University

Michael Broadbent, Director of Fiscal Operations

B.S., University of Phoenix

Kathy Bodemann, Purchasing Agent

A.A., Community College of Aurora

Tracey Dillion, Accounting Coordinator

B.B.A., University of Denver

Christina Johnson, Accounts Receivable

B.B.A., Columbia College

Nick Lozano, Accounts Payable

Emilija Cusack, Senior Accountant

B.A., B.S., C.P.A., Columbia College

Rhonda Schuman, Grants

A.A., A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Kimberly Suazo, Payroll Accountant

A.A., A.G.S., Community College of Aurora; B.S., Colorado State University - Global

Zenobia Hammond, General Accountant

M.P.S., University of Denver

Sabrina James, Cashier - Lowry Campus

A.G.S., Community College of Aurora

Pervaiz Kaiser, Cashier

M.S., M.B.A., Colorado Technical University

Diana Saylor, Cashier

A.A., University of Cincinnati

Tina Parham, Administrative Assistant

B.S., Columbia College; M.A., Webster University

Financial Aid

John Young, Director of Financial Aid

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Deborah Sherman Hoefler, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

B.S., Franklin University

Mason Parmenter, Financial Aid Counselor

B.A., University of Colorado at Denver

Jennifer Viera, Financial Aid Administrative Assistant II

A.S., Colorado Technical University Online

Gina Campbell, Financial Aid Counselor

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Dan Severino, Financial Aid Counselor

M.B.A., Keller Graduate School

Carol Hoffbauer, Financial Aid Counselor

Malinda Peasley, Financial Aid Administrative Assistant I

A.S., Community College of Aurora

Facilities

Mike Davis, Assistant Director of Facilities

Tom Morrissey, Electrical Trades II

A.A.S., Community College of Aurora

Chris Hunt, Mail & Receiving Services

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Jamme Gonzales, Pipe & Mechanical Trades

David (Russ) Montoya, Pipe Mechanical Trades II

Billy Downing, CentreTech Housekeeping Supervisor

Hoanh Nguyen, CentreTech Custodian

Chau Nguyen, CentreTech Custodian

Chanh Nguyen, CentreTech Custodian

Valerie Trujillo, CentreTech Custodian

Coung Diep, CentreTech Custodian

Rudy Herrera, CentreTech Grounds Supervisor

Hildon Jones, Lowry Housekeeping Supervisor

Amanda Duron, Lowry Custodian

Askale Haile, Lowry Custodian

Chazarae Grossman, Lowry Custodian

Kantilal Parmar, Lowry Custodian

Mike Wilson, Lowry Custodian

Jean Clause Nkurunziza, Lowry Custodian

Campus Security and Safety

Jeff Simpson, Director of Security-CentreTech

B.A., Metropolitan State University; M.A.S., University of Denver

Tom Wolf, Security Director – Lowry

Justin Pfluger, CentreTech Security Officer III and Media-CentreTech

A.A., Community College of Aurora; P.O.S.T. Certified

William Banks, CentreTech Security Officer-CentreTech

A.A., Community College of Aurora

Emeritus

Larry D. Carter, President, Community College of Aurora,
1986-2000 (Retired 2000)

Nai-Kwang Chang, President, Community College of Aurora,
1983-1986(Retired 1986)

Nai-Kwang Chang, Director, Aurora Education Center,
1979-1983

Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupation Education

John Trefny, Chair

Rich Martinez, Vice Chair

Maury Dobbie

Jim Johnson

Bernadette Marquez

Russ Meyer

Theresa Pena

Ken Weil

Jean White

Stephanie Irwin (non-voting member)

Ryan Manzanares (non-voting member)

Community College of Colorado System

Nancy McCallin, President

Community College of Aurora College Advisory Council

Renee Gullickson, Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Kevin Hougen , Aurora Chamber of Commerce

James C. Lewien, Commerce Bank

Paul Suss, Suss Buick GMC

Father Michael J. Sheeran, Regis University

John Barry, Aurora Public Schools

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2014-2015 Academic Catalog

Community College of Aurora Catalog

Academic Calendar

College Facilities and Locations

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora

Getting Started and Admissions

Advising and Registration

Financial Matters

Academic Matters

Services for Students

My Student Record

Graduation Requirements

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Catalog Guide

Associate Degrees and Certificates

Course Descriptions

Academic Achievement Courses

Accounting Courses

American Sign Language (ASL) Courses

Agriculture Courses

Agriculture Crops and Soils Courses

Agriculture Economics Courses

Anthropology Courses

Arabic Courses

Art, Design, Jewelry and Photography

Astronomy Courses

Biology Courses

Biotechnology Courses

Business Courses

Chemistry Courses

Chinese Courses

Communication Courses

CHW 100 Introduction to Community Health Work

COM 126 Communication in Healthcare

CHW 297 Community Health Worker Field Experience

CHW 138 Patient Navigation

CHW 135 Basics of Chronic Disease

CHW 136 Psych Impact Chronic Disease

CHW 120 Community Health Issues

CHW 137 End-of-Life/Palliative Care

Computer Assisted Drafting Courses

Computer Networking Technology Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Computer Science Courses

Computer Web Based Courses

Criminal Justice Courses

CRJ 209 Criminal Investigation I

Dance Courses

Diesel Power Mechanics Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Electricity Industrial/Commercial Course

Emergency Medical Provider Courses

EMT – Paramedic Courses

Energy Technologies Courses

Engineering Courses

EGG 151 Experimental Design (Introduction to Experimental Design and Engineering)

English as a Second Language Courses

English Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Ethnic Studies Courses

Film and Video Media Courses

Fire Science Technology Courses

Fire Science Wildland Courses

French Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

German Courses

Government Courses

Health Professional Courses

Health Wellness Education Courses

Hebrew Courses

History Courses

Holistic Health Professional Courses

Humanities Courses

Italian Courses

Japanese Courses

Journalism Courses

Law Enforcement Academy Courses

Literature Courses

Management Courses

Marketing Courses

Mathematics Courses

Meteorology Courses

Music Courses

Music Private Instruction Courses

Natural Resource Courses

Occupational Safety Course

Paralegal Courses

Philosophy Courses

Photography Courses

Physical Education Courses

Physics Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Public Security Management Courses

Real Estate Courses

Respiratory Care Courses

Russian Courses

Science Courses

Small Business Management Courses

Sociology Courses

Spanish Courses

Speech Courses

Study Skills Courses

Theatre Courses

Translation and Interpretation Courses

Women’s Studies Courses

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