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FALL in Love with Community College of Aurora at Connect to CCA

Students at CCA sitting on grass talking.CCA will host an open house event, Connect to CCA, on November 4 and YOU are invited!

Here is a list of five things that our open house can provide when you attend.

Whether you’ve been CCA’s CentreTech campus already or will be visiting for the first time, this day will be one you will never forget.

Below you will find my top 5 reasons on why you should go and register RIGHT NOW!

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Five Reasons to Attend a CCA Transfer Fair

A desk containing materials at a CCA Transfer FairIf you are looking to transfer to a four year undergraduate institution to complete your degree, many factors come into play when choosing where to continue your education. Picking one school to meet all your needs can be a messy process! Fortunately, CCA has many resources to help you understand your priorities, research and reach your goals, including two Transfer Fairs held this fall.

The first CCA Transfer Fair is on October 18 on the CentreTech campus in the Student Centre Building in the Rotunda. The second CCA Transfer Fair is on November 2 on the Lowry campus in the West Quad Building in the Todd Bergren Room.

Not sure what a transfer fair can do for you? Check out these five tips to discover how CCA’s Transfer Fairs can help you forge a path that fits your unique interests and values. Continue reading »

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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.

Did you know that the SWFI program can help you pay for your child care costs while you attend CCA? Continue reading »

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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!

Before you plan your transfer, think about these seven questions: Continue reading »

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