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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students Receive 370% Return on Investment

    CCA's economic ImpactA new economic impact study released May 8 revealed that the Community College of Aurora’s annual financial impact in its service community amounted to $187.487 million.

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • Goal: raise level of filmmaking

    Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.

  • 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.

  • New leadership hails cooperation

    The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.

  • Will instruct teachers in Chile

    Ruby Eichenour, a sixth-year adjunct in Community College of Aurora’s ESL program, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) award. She is expected to begin her three-month teaching expedition in Chile sometime in the spring of 2015.

  • 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.

  • Dual teaching model unique

    Healthcare Bridge classes are designed to advance a student’s written and verbal communication skills in English while simultaneously studying healthcare content.

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