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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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). 

  • Foundational approach adopted

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

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