Community College of Aurora

2014-2015 Academic Catalog


Catalog Guide

All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a certificate or degree. Every course is not offered each year. Some courses are taught only when there is a demand for specific instruction to complete a major curriculum. For a list of courses available each semester, students should consult the current class schedule. A course listing consists of the following elements:

Prefix

Each course has a three-letter code designating the instructional department or division.

Prefix

Instructional Department or Division

AAA

Academic Achievement Strategies

ACC

Accounting

ANT

Anthropology

ART

Art

ASE

Auto Service Technology

ASL

American Sign Language

AST

Astronomy

BIO

Biology and Biotechnology

BTE

Business Technology

BUS

Business

CAD

Computer Assisted Drafting

CCR

College Composition and Reading

CHE

Chemistry

CHI

Chinese

COM

Communication

CIS

Computer Information Systems

CNG

Computer & Networking Technology

CRJ

Criminal Justice

CSC

Computer Science

CWB

Computer Web Based

DAN

Dance

DPM

Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE

Early Childhood Education

ECO

Economics

EDU

Education

EIC

Electricity Industrial/Commercial

EMP

Emergency Management & Planning

EMS

Emergency Medical Services

ENG

English

ENV

Environmental Science

ENY

Energy Technology

ESL

English as a Second Language

ETH

Ethnic Studies

FIN

Finance

FOR

Foreign Language

FRE

French

FST

Fire Science Technology

FVM

Film and Video Media

GEO

Geography

GER

German

GEY

Geology

HEB

Hebrew

HPR

Health Professional

HWE

Health Wellness

HIS

History

HUM

Humanities

ITA

Italian

JPN

Japanese

JRD

Jewelry Design

LIT

Literature

MAN

Management

MAR

Marketing

MAT

Math

MED

Mediation

MGD

Multimedia Graphic Design

MUS

Music

PAR

Paralegal

PED

Physical Education

PHI

Philosophy

PHO

Photography

PHY

Physics

POS

Political Science

PSM

Public Security Management

PSY

Psychology

REA

Reading

REE

Real Estate

RUS

Russian

SBM

Small Business Management

SCI

Science

SOC

Sociology

SPA

Spanish

THE

Theatre

TRI

Translation & Interpretation

WOL

World Languages

WST

Women’s Studies

Course number

A three-digit number is assigned to all college courses. Courses listed in the 100s are designed for freshman level; 200s are intended for sophomore level. (Ex. COM 115 = Public Speaking)

Section Number

A three-digit number or letter combination is assigned to all college courses. The section number is found immediately following the course number. (Ex. COM 115-111 = Section 111 of Public Speaking). This number is not indicative of the number of sections offered at CCA.

Course Title

This is the official course title. Class schedules and transcripts will often abbreviate the course title.

Credit hours

Each course has state approval for a specific number of "semester credit hours" that translates into a number of clock hours of interaction with the instructor. Practicums, clinicals, laboratory, and vocational skill training classes have specific clock hour requirements. Tuition charges are based on credit hours, not clock hours. Some vocational programs have set costs because of equipment requirements.

Prerequisites

Some courses require another course or special permission before enrolling. For example, students cannot enroll in MAT 121 until MAT 099 is successfully completed or an appropriate assessment score is achieved. Prerequisites are listed in the course description.

Co-requisites

Some courses require special permission, or another course be taken at the same time as the current course. For example, students cannot enroll in MAT 135 without enrolling in MAT 179 because the material covered in the courses complement each other. Co-requisites are listed in the course description.

Degree

At CCA, students can obtain Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, or Associate of Applied Science degrees. Each degree has specific course requirements of major courses and general education courses.

Recommended Electives

College curriculums have courses that are not required, but would be helpful to the student’s future. Students should consult their academic advisor before selecting electives.

Attention: Course numbers and descriptions are subject to changes.

The Colorado Community Colleges participate in a common course numbering and common competency system to provide students ease of transfer and to ensure curriculum quality across the colleges. This system includes all courses offered for credit at every community college and is available for review at www.cccs.edu.

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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

Administration and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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