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

Mandatory New Student Orientation (CCA Express)

CCA Express, a 1-day student orientation

All new students are required to attend CCA Express, a one-day, fast track orientation that will include all the important elements of starting an educational journey. CCA Express runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided) and students will have the opportunity to:

Take the Accuplacer test (What is the Accuplacer test?)

  • See an advisor
  • Learn about financing an education
  • Register for classes
  • Access CCA’s college technology (MyCCA, D2L, email and more)
  • Learn more about available support services

Rather than forcing students to take several days out of their busy schedules to enroll in classes, CCA Express fits it into one eight-hour session. After completing CCA Express students will have everything ready to start the semester.

CCA Express offers several sessions, but they fill up fast, and students must sign up for orientation at least one week prior to the session time. Students cannot register for classes until the orientation is complete, so attending sooner rather than later is beneficial. Register for CCA Express now.

Before orientation:

The Accuplacer test will determine your placement in math and English courses, so studying is encouraged. CCA offers both study guides and workshops to aid with success on the important placement test.

On the day of CCA Express, plan on arriving on campus 15 minutes early to ensure you can find the room and check in before the session begins. Students who are late may be asked to attend the next session.

What to bring:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Identification card

Are you planning to enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses Only?

  • Students enrolling in only ESL courses are not required to attend CCA Express as your ESL courses offer orientation as part of the first week of classes.  ESL students must take the LOEP exam prior to seeing an Academic Advisor to get registered for classes and to have their orientation hold removed.  Make sure to tell the Admissions staff checking you in to see an Academic Advisor that you are an ESL student.

Current students do not need to take CCA Express. For additional information regarding CCA Express, please call (303) 340-7522.

Register for CCA Express now.


Additional Information:
Orientation Topics
Orientation FAQ

Note: If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at 303-361-7395 V/TDD/VP or  Please allow two weeks advance notice to all us sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements; however, the ASO will do its best to respond to last-minute requests.

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