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Why does community matter? Because it's in our DNA. As early as 1950, Aurora civic leaders rallied around the creation of a local two-year college. The fruits of those efforts were realized in 1983 with the founding of Community College of Aurora. From these founding efforts and remaining true today, business, community and civic leaders have been instrumental in shaping the focus and future of the college.

CCA proudly serves Aurora and the surrounding communities, engaging in economic development and community development initiatives and offering workforce training, certificate and degree, and community enrichment programs. CCA remains the only public institution of higher education in the east metro Denver region, focusing on the educational and workforce needs of this dynamic and growing region.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our specific offerings for business and community members. We welcome your engagement and partnership.

If you have questions or don't find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact the staff members listed in each section or contact Janel Highfill, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development, at

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We are tightly coupled with our community, and as Aurora goes, so goes the college. I suspect that in the future both the college and the community will continue to see growth and the ongoing need for the college to respond to the educational and workforce needs of our very diverse residents. -Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven, President Community College of Aurora

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