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

Welcome from Martha Jackson-Carter, Department Chair

As the science department chair at the Community College of Aurora (CCA), I would like to welcome you to our website. CCA’s science department has committed to providing all of our students with a learner-centered, hands-on experience in a small classroom setting. Academic achievement is valued at CCA, and our science instructors will help you obtain your goals.  Read More...

Science Programs

Have you ever considered a career in biotechnology? Perhaps you'd like to be a part of Colorado's growing "Green Economy" and learn about solar energy technology. Or maybe you'd like to use our observatory while studying astronomy. At CCA, there are many options for students interested in the sciences. Click on a link below to learn more.

PreHealth Astronomy
Chemistry Geology
Biology BioTech
Physics  


 

Science Opportunities and Activities

From the Science Club, to our observatory, to our trips to Costa Rica, there are many ways to explore and enjoy the sciences at CCA. Click on a link below to learn more.

Aurora Lights Grant
CCA Observatory
International Field Studies Course
Science Club
Science Resource Center
STEPS Grant

News & Events

  • To support Gateway Women's Shelter

    The Women's Coalition at CCA will be holding a food drive Sept. 15 through 19 to support the Gateway Women's Shelter. Boxes will be placed around both CCA campuses that week.

  • Aimed at STEM students

    Community College of Aurora has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Xcel Energy for a pilot project aimed at increasing the number of minority, low-income students prepared to earn degrees and certificates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Speech to have equity lens

     James Gray, co-chair of the college’s Equity in Excellence project that is studying gaps in African-American academic outcomes and presenting methodologies in an effort to improve them, has been asked to speak June 30 at The National Forum on Education Policy annual conference in Washington D.C.

  • 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.

  • Funding for local scholarships

    The CCA Foundation has en­tered into a partnership with The Nuñez Foundation to benefit local youth.

    The collaboration could double the number of stu­dents served by the Nuñez fam­ily, which has provided Aurora and Metro Denver high school seniors with more than $80,000 in scholarship and career development opportunities over the last decade.

  • 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). 

  • 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.

    Play dates will be Nov. 6-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 and 14 at 11 a.m., and Nov. 8 and 15 at 1 p.m. All shows will be held at the Larry D. Carter Theater on the CentreTech campus.

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