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

Welcome to the Criminal Justice Department

We can help you prepare for a career in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Homeland Security
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Private Investigations
  • Courts
  • Security
  • and much more!

Contact us for more information

For more information regarding career options, salary ranges, educational opportunities, and physical and sensory requirements for working in criminal justice, please see CCA's Criminal Justice Plan of Study.

Criminal Justice Courses

From crime scene investigation to domestic violence and constitutional law, our courses cover a wide range of topics.

Click here to see course descriptions

Click here for employment information related to our certificates

Criminal Justice Faculty

Margaret Uchner
Criminal Justice & Paralegal Program Coordinator
303.340.7254
Margaret.Uchner@CCAurora.edu

Michael Carter
Program Director
303.340.7211
Michael.Carter@CCAurora.edu

News & Events

  • November 6-15, 2014

    Community College of Aurora’s featured fall stage production will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel.

  • Providing tools, info on intimacy

    Community College of Aurora presents its first Safe Is Sexy event Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the Student Centre Rotunda on CentreTech campus. It is a CCA original program that's focused on providing information on sexual health, consent, assault prevention, and healthy relationships.

  • Thirty-plus colleges expected

    CCA students can learn about their transfer options at the CCA Fall Transfer Fair, slated for Oct. 29 at both CentreTech (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and Lowry (3:30-5:30 p.m.).

  • 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.

  • Foundational approach adopted

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

  • CentreTech event to be held Oct. 25

    CCA is hosting a Fall Festival, with activities for the whole family, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m

    There will be food, music provided by 107.5 FM and prize giveaways.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

    CNN featured CCA on its July 13 broadcast of "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

  • 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.

  • Indiegogo campaign ongoing

  • 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.

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