Get Ready for the New MyCCA!

The Dashboard for the new version of MyCCA.Get ready – the latest version of MyCCA launches soon!

The new portal will be more streamlined, easier to navigate, and simpler to use. More relevant information and links will be placed front and center and the site will have a cleaner, more simplified look.

MyCCA, like all Colorado Community College System portal sites, is being rebuilt because the previous software will no longer be supported. CCA, and the other colleges, is redesigning MyCCA to focus on the user experience and on what students and staff want.

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Posted in Online, Web Design

Five Quick Ways You Can Improve Your Resume

Graphic of a resumeNeed help improving your resume?

Not sure what else you can do to get employers to notice you?

CCA’s Career Services Department is hosting a resume writing workshop on Tuesday, February 7 to help anyone – that includes CCA students and the general public – learn how to improve their resumes. The workshop will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. at the CCA Lowry campus, in the West Quad Building, Room 109. No registration is necessary and the workshop is free.

During the first part of the workshop, CCA Career Services staff will discuss tips and tricks for improving resumes. Participants in the workshop can use a computer with help from the staff to build their resumes and receive constructive criticism on their existing resumes.

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Posted in Career Services, writing

Celebrate Week of Welcome at CCA!

Students on a bridge raising their armsWelcome to CCA!

Whether you are a new or returning student, CCA wants you to feel welcome, included, and involved. This is your campus and we want you to feel like this is your second home.

Join us for Week of Welcome – or WOW – to attend various events on both the CentreTech and Lowry campuses. WOW events will help you discover all of the exciting things CCA has to offer you as a Red Fox. Additionally, there are events happening all throughout the month to help you realize your potential.

Do you want to star in a play? Auditions will be held this month for the CCA theater production of “Paradise Park Zoo.” Want to start a club? Find out how from the Office of Student Life. Want a snack between classes? We can do that too!

Check out the list below and find something that you enjoy!

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Posted in Student Life

CCA’s Entrepreneurship Program Could Help You Launch Your Business

Startup Business Entrepreneurship Launch Concept

Have you ever thought about starting your own business but didn’t know how or where to start? CCA’s Entrepreneurial Launch program – starting in January 2017 – can help you achieve your dreams of owning your own business.

Entrepreneurship is essential to Aurora’s economy and is the source of most of the innovation and employment in this country. According to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, 97.9% of all U.S. businesses employ fewer than 20 workers. CCA’s Business Department has designed the Entrepreneurial Launch program to help foster the entrepreneurial spirit in Aurora and Colorado as a whole.

What benefits does the program offer?

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Posted in Business

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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Posted in Academic Support, Degrees & Certificates