Business / Community Partnerships

Business and community partners are essential to helping ensure CCA provides accessible, relevant, high-quality education. Whether offering program input, providing internships and job opportunities, or collaborating on concurrent enrollment and college transition, CCA relies on partners’ expertise, resources and shared commitment to the value of higher education.

Advisory Boards 

CCA engages business and community leaders to serve on advisory boards/committees for each of its career and technical education programs. These boards provide information on community needs, guidance on program planning and content, and help to ensure the relevance of programming to meeting employer and workforce needs. 

CCA’s advisory boards guide the following programs:

  • Allied Health
  • Business administration, accounting, human resources and marketing
  • Computer and digital technologies
  • Criminal justice
  • Diesel power mechanics
  • Early childhood education
  • Emergency medical services
  • Film/video acting, cinematography/videography, post-production, writing, directing and producing
  • Fire science technology and fire services management
  • Paralegal
  • World languages

For additional information or if you are interested in serving on one of our committees, please contact CCA’s Academic Affairs Division at 303-361-7380.

Aurora Sister Cities

The Community College of Aurora is a partner and supporter with the City of Aurora, the Aurora Chamber, and Visit Aurora of Aurora Sister Cities International.  ASCI promotes Aurora as a global city through partnerships with carefully selected cities worldwide to encourage international trade, and cultural and educational exchange. Aurora’s sister cities now include Adama, Ethiopia, and Seongnam City, South Korea. CCA hosted a visit to campus by a delegation from Adama in 2014 and a college faculty member was a member of the Aurora delegation to Adama in 2015.

Center for Adult Education

The Center for Adult Education offers Adult Basic Education and GED® preparation classes at the Center for Workforce Development on the Lowry Campus. The GED® test evaluates your skills and knowledge in four different subjects: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math.
For additional information regarding enrollment into the ABE/GED program, contact:
Rebecca Pickett, Program Assistant

For general information regarding the Center for Adult Education, contact:
Jackie Zvejnieks, Interim Director 

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment is an initiative where high school students can take CCA classes and earn both college and high school graduation credits simultaneously. In May 2009, the Colorado State Legislature passed the Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act in order to increase access, improve quality, ensure accountability, and strengthen collaboration between K-12 and post-secondary higher education institutions. 

CCA serves over 8,000 concurrent enrollment students annually through active partnerships with the following school school districts and/or schools:

  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Branson School Online
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Connections Academy
  • Colorado Early College Aurora
  • Colorado Early College Parker
  • Colorado Preparatory Academy
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Destinations Career Academy of Colorado
  • Englewood Public Schools
  • FutureForward at Washington Square
  • Goal Academy
  • Horizon High School
  • Legacy High School
  • Lotus School of Excellence
  • Monte Vista On-Line Academy
  • Mountain Range High School
  • New America School
  • New Legacy Charter School
  • Northeast Early College
  • Northglenn High School
  • Pikes Peak Online
  • Rocky Mountain Digital Academy
  • STEM School of Highlands Ranch
  • Strasburg High School
  • Strive Prep
  • Summit Academy
  • Thornton High School
  • Vanguard

For additional information, please contact Bobby Pace, Dean of Academic Affairs for Concurrent Enrollment, at or call 303-360-4940.

Special Projects

Some CCA classes have capacity to take on special projects for businesses and nonprofit organizations as one means of incorporating real-world business challenges, client needs analysis and solution design, and project management into the teaching and learning process. The business or nonprofit organization, in turn, receives high-quality, low-cost expertise and services delivered by CCA students, supported by faculty expertise.

Previous projects have involved web site and graphic design work, business plan development, and marketing strategies. For additional information, please contact CCA’s Academic Affairs Division at 303-361-7380.

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