About the Community College of Aurora
The Community College of Aurora is a vibrant college with campuses in the cities of Aurora and Denver, located in the beautiful State of Colorado. Founded in 1983, CCA is a part of the 13-institution Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The college plays a significant role in providing access to education and opportunity to Aurora and Denver residents as well as to students from around the state. CCA served nearly 6,700 college students in academic year 2019-2020, as well as more than 5,500 concurrent enrollment students from Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District, and Denver Public Schools.
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Designated as a Minority-Serving Institution with more than 65% students of color and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence - which inspires our faculty and staff to create an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment.
Historically known as the college without walls, CCA channels the spirit of our college’s formation nearly 40 years ago by committing ourselves to dwelling as an institution free from all barriers to student success. At the Community College of Aurora, every student is VALUED, every student MATTERS, and every student BELONGS.
For our students, whether their academic pathway at our college leads them into the workforce or to a four-year institution, CCA offers 55 associate and 45 certificate programs to support their dreams and goals. Community College of Aurora takes education to a whole new level, combining solid theory with practical training. With this approach, we equip students with relevant learning that can lead to a solid and secure future. Students coming to CCA discover an exciting, inclusive and innovative place to learn and grow!
The Community College of Aurora is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn more about CCA’s accreditations and professional licensure.
You matter! You are valued! You belong!
CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We believe we can only achieve this by working diligently together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, adjunct instructors, and faculty to learn and contribute to an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.
The Community College of Aurora is a wonderfully diverse and supportive community. You’ll find that the highly credentialed and dedicated faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment that is open, caring, and honest. Our students tell us that we make learning fun and exciting, while our academic rigor prepares them for successful entry to the workforce and/or completion of their transfer degrees.
The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment.
Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.
Values: Respect, Collaboration, Quality, Access, Diversity, Inclusion
Appointed as the sixth president of the Community College of Aurora in August 2021, Dr. Brownlee has enthusiastically engaged with the communities served by the college and is already developing successful partnerships with key business and industry leaders, as well as with our local school districts to help the college advance its work as a key driver of the social and economic mobility of our students and community. Dr. Brownlee, an inclusive educator who is committed to the intellectual and economic empowerment of diverse communities, brings an impressive resume in advancing student access, expanding student support services, and empowering academic pathways at several public and private higher education institutions prior to CCA including St. Philip’s College in Texas, the University of Charleston in West Virginia, Blinn College District in Texas, and Houston Baptist University. Click here to learn more about Dr. Brownlee and the Leadership Team at CCA!
On behalf of the amazing students, faculty, and staff of the Community College of Aurora, I would like to thank you for your interest in our college via our employment opportunities. We hope you are inspired by and connect with our institutional vision; to be the college where every student succeeds. We would be pleased to consider your credentials for the opportunities listed here for our outstanding institution.