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

  • 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.

  • Attempt to glean best practices

    People talking in a storage closetMore 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.

  • Ginosyan cited for academics

    Mher Ginosyan has been named to the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team.

    Ginosyan and the rest of the winners from around the state will be recognized at a PTK All Colorado Recognition Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon on March 11 at Denver Athletic Club.

  • 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). 

  • 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.

  • Pair of films Scholastic winners
    Two students, one in a wheelchair, dressed as robots playing

    Two movies produced during the Colorado Film School’s annual Camp for Kids from the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) program were recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the largest, longest-running student recognition program in the nation.

  • Foundational approach adopted

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

  • Three different offerings available
    American flag rippled

    Registration slots are open beginning Jan. 3 for several classes at the Aurora Language Center on Lowry campus at 9202 E. Severn Place, Denver.

  • Free prep for eligible families

    Calculator, tax form 1040 and a pencil on a deskEach year, CCA is a host site for Tax Help Colorado on the Lowry campus.

  • A girl on the autism spectrum
    Mockingbird theatre production, see long description

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