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Five Things to Do Before You Start Classes at CCA

A graphic detailing five things students should do before they start classes.The fall semester begins at CCA in less than two weeks!

If you have already taken the appropriate tests and attended a new student or transfer orientation, congratulations!

Before you step into the classroom, here are five things to do before you start classes:

1. Pay for Your Classes or Set Up a Payment Plan.

Did you know that CCA has a variety of ways to pay your tuition?

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New Program Offers Child Care Support While You Earn a Certificate

Parents holding a baby that is touching the father's noseIf you are a parent who wants to go back to college but child care costs are an obstacle, Community College of Aurora’s Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) can help. In addition to providing help with child care, the program offers academic support, career and job advice, and can set you on the path to a great career.

The Community College of Aurora received a $3.9 million grant this summer from the U.S. Department of Labor to help fund CCA’s “Access to Success” Program through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI). The SWFI program is designed to assist parents with child care support while they earn a certificate in high-demand careers in fields such as healthcare, IT, or advanced manufacturing.

The SWFI grant is accepting applications for classes that start in January. Here are six important reasons why the SWFI program may be the right path for you to follow to a better career.

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Seven Questions to Think About Before You Transfer

Woman with illustrated question marks over her headSo you think you’re ready to transfer after graduation?

Are you sure? Take a moment to think about which four-year college you want to attend because you need to consider some important things such as finances, schedules, and what you plan to study.

We can help. The Community College of Aurora has resources and information ready to help you make your transfer decision easier. Check out the Transfer Fair on Nov. 2 at the CentreTech campus so you can meet with a representative from more than 20 four-year colleges and universities in Colorado and outside of the state. It’s a great way to get to know the college before you transfer!

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Make Your Transfer a Success with Campus Tours, Transfer Fairs

Students on a campus tour at University of DenverCharlyne Brown is planning to transfer from CCA to a four-year college in fall 2017. But like many CCA students she is asking, “where do I go?”

She recently visited the University of Denver in September as part of the CCA Student Success Center’s Transfer Success Program, which sets up campus visits for CCA students at four-year colleges within Colorado.

While visiting DU, Charlyne discovered there is a foreign-language requirement that she was not aware of that could delay her pursuit of a business degree. Although Charlyne has not ruled out DU, the information she discovered during her campus visit was helpful.

“There is a comforting factor to know whether I want to be there or not,” Charlyne said. “I could see if it was a fit for me.” Continue reading »

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Constitution Week Promises a Fun and Critical Look at the Constitution

American Flag and Constitution Graphics

During Constitution Week, CCA students can watch the movie, “The Campaign”, a comedy about two candidates running for the same office who will say or do anything to get elected.

Sound familiar?

The CCA screening of “The Campaign” on Tuesday, September 13 is one of two events CCA will host during Constitution Week to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. This year, CCA has added more events to help students better understand the Constitution, how it relates to their lives, and make it more accessible to them.

Constitution Week at CCA has traditionally featured a citizenship bowl that tested students on questions from the U.S. Citizenship exam to celebrate Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the Constitution in Sept. 17, 1787 by Congressional delegates from 12 states. (Here’s a test: Which state did not sign the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787?)


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