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

Welcome to the English & Communication Department!

The English & Communication Department at CCA offers classes in English Composition and Creative Writing (ENG), Communication (COM) and Literature (LIT). For more information about these programs and a link to a list of classes, please visit the Programs tab.

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Communication
Oral Communication is a lifelong skill that benefits you in the classroom and beyond. We offer courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Resolution, and more.  List of Courses

English
Improve your writing, research and critical thinking skills through coursework in English Composition, and embrace your artistic side with our Creative Writing offerings.  List of Courses

Literature
Explore great works of literature spanning centuries and representing our global community. List of Courses

English & Communication Faculty 

The instructors in English, Literature and Communication teach curriculum that is student centered, innovative in its development and focused on student success. With faculty hailing from a variety of backgrounds, both educationally and logistically, numerous methodologies in the delivery of course materials emanate from this diversity of thought and locale.

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News & Events

  • Schedule currently available

    Registration for the Spring 2015 semester began Nov. 3. The schedule of classes can be found online at www.CCAurora.edu/Schedule.

  • CCCS cites academic rigor

    CCA's Translation and Interpretation certificate program has been cited for excellence by the Colorado Community College System not only for its work within the classroom, but also for its students' successful transition into the marketplace.

    Marketing efforts, word-of-mouth, and a revised scheduling blueprint has helped grow the program over the last year.

  • Contributions to profession cited

    CCA's Maria Halloran on Nov. 15 received the Gladys Doty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession at the annual Fall CoTESOL Convention. The board of CoTESOL (Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) unanimously approved the award. Fellow CCA faculty members Daniel Schweissing and Chris Tombari made speeches on Halloran's behalf.
     

  • Rare territory for a community college

    Community College of Aurora has taken its Model United Nations program to the next level – to the national conference in New York City this March.

  • Attempt to glean best practices

    More than a dozen educators from the Netherlands attending a national conference in Denver made a pit stop to Lowry on Nov. 4 in order to see how the structure and culture within the Colorado community college system might be applied to institutions back home.

  • Perseverance put on display
    Jarell Brooks

    CCA will hold its 10th annual Student Success Awards on Dec. 5, which honors students for persistence in overcoming obstacles to receive an education. In total, 31 students will be recognized.

  • Event free, open to public

    The Colorado Film School presents its Fall 2014 Student Show on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be comprised of a two-hour viewing of CFS' best student films.

    Projects are judged by faculty in the areas of Technical Merit, Storytelling, and Originality.

  • Shooting in New Mexico, Canada

    It took Tom Dibble about six months from idea to completion to write the movie “Highly Functional,” which is now being filmed under the direction of Marc Forby ("Princess Kaiulani").

    But it’s taken the Colorado Film School adjunct more than 15 years to finally see his dream of seeing one of his scripts being made into a motion picture after numerous close calls.

  • Foundational approach adopted

    The Art & Design program at CCA wants its students to “think differently” than they have previously about their craft.

  • Available books jumps by millions

    Community College of Aurora in collaboration with Aurora Public Library is the first higher education institution in the United States to employ new technology that provides students access to over 30 million library holdings, while affording direct access to items in and around its own home state.

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