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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students Receive 370% Return on Investment

    CCA's economic ImpactA new economic impact study released May 8 revealed that the Community College of Aurora’s annual financial impact in its service community amounted to $187.487 million.

  • Foundational approach adopted

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

  • 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). 

  • 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.

  • Rare territory for a community college

    Community College of Aurora has taken its Model United Nations program to the next level – to the national conference in New York City this March.

  • Event free, open to public

    The Colorado Film School presents its Fall 2014 Student Show on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be comprised of a two-hour viewing of CFS' best student films.

    Projects are judged by faculty in the areas of Technical Merit, Storytelling, and Originality.

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