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

  • Shooting in New Mexico, Canada

    It took Tom Dibble about six months from idea to completion to write the movie “Highly Functional,” which is now being filmed under the direction of Marc Forby ("Princess Kaiulani").

    But it’s taken the Colorado Film School adjunct more than 15 years to finally see his dream of seeing one of his scripts being made into a motion picture after numerous close calls.

  • 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

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

    Course offerings include English as a Second Language (beginning Jan. 12 through March 21); Citizenship (Jan. 13-March 19); and American Language and Culture for advanced ESL students and au pairs (Jan. 13-March 19).

  • Free tax help for low-income families

    Each year, CCA is a host site for Tax Help Colorado on the Lowry campus.

  • Controversies breed discussion

    Last August's shooting of Michael Brown and the recent grand jury decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson have sparked protests that have created an impact far beyond the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
     
    Given the diversity of Community College of Aurora's student body and the community it serves, many in the area are asking questions.
     

  • Grant opens local pipeline

    Community College of Aurora on Friday received a $106,000 grant over three years from the Colorado Department of Education that will pay to train North Aurora residents for job opportunities on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

  • 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.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

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

  • 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.

  • 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). 

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