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

  • 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.).

  • Foundational approach adopted

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

  • Theme is "Art in a Flash"

    The CCA Faculty Show entitled "Art in a Flash" kicked off Oct. 9 and will run at the Donna Moravec Gallery on Lowry campus through Oct 23. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

    The show represents many mediums, from fibers to jewelry, painting to ceramics, and more.

  • Simulation space debuts

    Trial was in session in early May at the newly opened courtroom inside the Center for Simulation, with CCA employees taking the stand, wedged inside the jury box, and an adjunct faculty member presiding as judge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indiegogo campaign ongoing

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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