Community College of Aurora

2015-2016 Academic Catalog


Academic Matters

Developmental Classes for College-Level Work

In order to help ensure success in college-level courses, students should have developed basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. If the required assessment process indicates that a student does not have the necessary English, reading, or mathematics skills to succeed in college-level work, the student must enroll in college preparatory courses in these areas.

All pre-college work must be successfully completed within the first 30 semester hours at CCA. Although students receive grades and earn credit for pre-college level work, the credit does not apply toward the completion of a degree, and does not impact the GPA.

English as a Second Language

The Aurora Language Center (ALC) administers the college’s Community and College Preparatory English as a Second Language programs.

The ALC also offers resources and support for collaboration with the community and outreach to the area’s diverse population. The center provides life-skills, workforce, and academic-related English instruction to beginning and intermediate learners at the Lowry Campus. The director for the Community ESL Program can be reached at 303-340-7086.

The ALC College Preparatory Program offers basic, intermediate, and advanced Composition, Grammar, Reading, and Listening and Speaking courses, as well as Computer Basics for ESL students. These courses generally meet at the CentreTech Campus and focus on preparing students for college-level study. The courses follow the regular CCA academic calendar and award college credit. For more information, call the program chair at 303-340-7504 or the administrative assistant at 303-361-7369.

Credit for Prior Learning

Students may be awarded credit for college-equivalent education acquired through non-traditional schooling, work, or other life experiences. Such prior learning must be comparable to Community College of Aurora courses and must relate to the student’s declared certificate or degree program as outlined in college publications. A handbook explaining credit for prior learning is available online at http://www.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Handbook.pdf. Payment must be made before assessment is undertaken and cannot be paid for with financial aid funds. Awarded credit may be used to meet Guaranteed Transfer (gt) courses. If credit for prior learning is applied to AA, AS, or AGS-articulated degree requirements, transfer guarantees may be affected. Consult your advisor or the institution you are transferring to for details.

A student relocating to another Colorado community college may have their prior learning credits transferred there as long as the course is applicable to the student’s declared degree or certificate. Students transferring to a college or university outside the state system of community colleges should contact that school to determine if CCA prior learning credits will be accepted. The Community College of Aurora does not guarantee transfer of credit outside the Colorado Community College System. Students may document prior learning through successful completion of any of the following:

Standardized Testing

CCA evaluates the results of standardized tests such as CLEP and DSST (formerly DANTES) for the possible awarding of credit. Official copies of the student’s scores must be sent by the testing service to the CCA Admissions, Registration and Records office. After evaluation, the student will be notified by the college if the scores were sufficient for the awarding of credit.

For information concerning minimum score and credit transferability, contact CCA's Credentials Evaluator at 303-360-4710.

CLEP and DSST testing services are available in the Community College of Aurora Testing Center. See Testing Services in the Services for Students section for more information.

Portfolio of Learning Outcomes

Students may petition the college for credit by developing a portfolio that describes and documents relevant prior learning comparable to that gained in CCA courses. Faculty in the appropriate program area will evaluate the portfolio and award credit commensurate with the learning experience. No more than one portfolio evaluation for a particular course per student will be arranged during any one semester. Each course must be in the college curriculum and must be part of the student’s certificate or degree requirements. The cost for a portfolio evaluation is 50 percent of in-state tuition per credit hour (less the COF share of tuition) and payment must be made prior to the evaluation. Although credit for experience demonstrated by portfolio could count towards graduation from CCA, other colleges will have their own evaluation procedures for portfolio work and may not accept this credit in transfer.

Challenge Examinations

Students may challenge a course, provided they are not enrolled in that course, by taking a comprehensive examination. Students must first meet with an academic advisor, then with their appropriate academic dean. No more than one challenge of a particular course will be arranged during any one semester. The cost is 50 percent of in-state tuition per credit hour (less the COF share of tuition) and payment must be made prior to the examination. Successfully completed challenge exams will count towards applicable CCA courses, but may not transfer outside of CCA. Please consult a CCA Academic Advisor or your transfer school for additional information.

Evaluation Using Published Guides

Students desiring credit for formal training courses completed through the U.S. Armed Forces, corporate training programs or at other postsecondary education institutions may receive credit for these classes if they are listed in the American College of Education (ACE) guide, which is used by CCA to evaluate this type of prior learning. There is no charge for this method of evaluation.

Academic Dishonesty

Instructional Policy on Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty includes cheating and plagiarism. Cheating is the unauthorized use of assistance with intent to deceive an instructor or any other individual responsible for evaluating a student’s work. The following are examples of unethical actions:

  1. Submission of any materials not prepared by students but presented as their own.
  2. The unauthorized possession and/or use of notes, books or the soliciting of assistance from another student during an examination.
  3. Illegitimate possession or distribution of examinations, test materials, and/or answer keys to tests and examinations.

Plagiarism refers to the use of another person’s work without giving proper credit to that person. A student must give proper credit through the use of appropriate citation format when (a) copying verbatim another person’s work (e.g., words, phrases, sentences or entire passages); (b) paraphrasing another person’s work (i.e., borrowing but rewording that person’s facts, opinions or ideas); and (c) summarizing another’s work (i.e., use of one’s own words to condense longer passages into a sentence or two).

Consequence of Academic Dishonesty

When dishonesty is evident, the following minimum sanctions will be applied:

  1. First offense: The student may receive an F or Zero as the grade for the assignment. In addition, the first incident may result in the loss of testing privileges in the Learning Resource Center for the current and next semester in which the student is enrolled in the college. The student’s name is added to the college wide academic dishonesty database by the dean of instruction.
  2. Second offense: The student may receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the class. A second offense may also result in permanent loss of testing privileges in the Learning Resource Center.
  3. Third offense: The student may receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the college.

Procedures for Reporting Alleged Dishonesty

  1. The Instructor or Testing Proctor who suspects a student of dishonesty must notify the student as quickly as possible after the alleged infraction. The Instructor or Testing Proctor will collect all pertinent materials. The Testing Proctor will not make any decisions regarding the suspected dishonesty incident but will report it to the Instructor. The Instructor will discuss the suspected incident with the Division Chair. If the Instructor and Chair jointly decide that there is sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegation, the Chair will report the incident to the appropriate Dean of Instruction.
  2. A student may appeal the cheating allegation according to the CCA Policy Procedure entitled Student Academic Appeals.

Attendance

Regular, punctual class attendance is necessary if students are to obtain maximum benefits from instruction. Students are expected to comply with attendance policies set by individual instructors. They are expected to make up any classroom work assignments or other course requirements that are missed due to their absences.

Transferability of CCA Credit

Students who complete an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree program at a Colorado public community college have a distinct advantage over other transfer students.

These degrees are designed to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences with junior standing for most majors at Colorado public four-year colleges, if students earn a C grade or better in all courses. Certain majors require essential lower-division prerequisites. Students need to see an advisor and consult the transfer guide for assistance in selecting lower-division credits that will apply directly toward the baccalaureate degree. Information on statewide guaranteed courses is available online at http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/gtPathways/default.html. Credit earned through advanced placement, credit for prior learning, correspondence courses, CLEP, and other tested-only credit may not be applicable; the institution to which students transfer will evaluate these credits according to their own policies.

CCA has articulation agreements with many of the private four-year institutions in Colorado as well, and many of these colleges accept 60 to 90 or more credits from CCA. For more information, contact an Academic Advisor at the CentreTech campus, Administration Building, Room A102 or Lowry Campus West Quad, Room 119.

If students follow the transfer guide for a specific degree program, their courses will apply toward the graduation requirements in their majors. Students who do not complete an AA or AS degree may transfer their credits to four-year colleges on a course-by-course basis. Transfer guides can be found on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s website at http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Students.html.

Note: Some Colorado colleges and universities have special scholarship programs designated for community college students who complete an AA or AS degree. Contact an advisor for more information.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact the transfer coordinator or admission director at the chosen institution as soon as possible to start the financial aid planning process.

Academic Transfer

The associate of arts and associate of science are transferable to most Colorado public and private 4-year baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. Colorado’s agreement between public colleges and universities guarantees that when a student graduates from CCA with an A.A. or A.S. completing 60 credit hours and earning a grade of "C" or better, may transfer to a public baccalaureate program with a Liberal Arts and Sciences major.

Statewide Designated Degree Programs

Start here. Finish there. Students who earn an associate degree at CCA in a designated degree program and who meet admission requirements can transfer to a public Colorado college or university as a junior in that designated field of study.

Guaranteed Course Transfer

Colorado has developed a Statewide guaranteed transfer program called “gtPATHWAYS.” This program ensures that certain courses at the college are guaranteed to transfer to any public college or university in Colorado. Students should contact an advisor at the earliest opportunity to review appropriate transfer guides.

An AA or AS Degree will Transfer to all Colorado Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

If you

  • complete your AA or AS degree, including 35 credits of state-guaranteed general education courses, and
  • earn a C grade or better in each course

Then

  • at least 60 hours of your AA/AS degree will transfer completely, upon admission, to a baccalaureate Liberal Arts and Sciences major in Colorado’s public four-year institutions*

AND

  • You are guaranteed to be able to finish your liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate degree in just another 60 hours.

Transfer credits, earned for prior learning, Advanced Placement, correspondence courses, CLEP and other tested-only credit may not apply. The transfer institution will evaluate these credits according to its own policies.

A list of guaranteed majors is available at:
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/gtPathways/programs.pdf.

Instructional Methods

Traditional Face to Face

Traditional face to face classes meet in a classroom the days and times as listed in the schedule. Students are expected to attend every class as listed. Faculty members teach each class in person, while providing consistent interaction between students. Traditional classes allow for group work, collaboration, and community among peers.

Online (Internet) Learning

Online courses are offered using the Internet, making it convenient for you to complete assignments and interact with your instructors and classmates fully online. Your computer must pass the system check for online courses.  Please go here to check your system. Additionally, students must have reliable Internet access for all online courses.  To login to courses using Desire2Learn, students will simply log in to MyCCA, and click on the link to Desire2Learn for course access.  To contact Admissions, Registration and Records for additional information please send an email to OnlineAdvisor@ccaurora.edu. Students with questions concerning the skills required to complete an online class should click here for an overview of requisite technical skills. 

Hybrid

Hybrid courses combine the flexibility of online courses with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the instructor and classmates. Some of the work will be completed online using a learning management system, and the remainder through scheduled meeting times that are published for each course. Some or all meeting times may be mandatory depending upon the course and instructor.

Weekend

Weekend classes are intended for students who may not be able to attend classes on weekdays, as well as for those who may wish to complete a degree or certificate in a shorter period of time. Classes may not meet every weekend. The first class will detail information about additional class sessions and course requirements. Consult the Schedule of Classes for a complete list of Weekend College classes and meeting dates.

Independent Study

The College may provide for individual student needs through independent study. All requests for independent study are subject to the approval of the Division Dean. No more than 6 semester hours of independent study course work may be applied to any Associate degree program.

Special Topics

Special Topics courses provide instruction on selected topics within a program. The number of semester hours of credit is determined by the department offering the course and approved by the Instructional Leadership Team. No more than 6 semester hours of Special Topics course work may be applied to any Associate degree program.

Supervised Field Experience

The Community College of Aurora recognizes the need for supervised field (off-campus) experience in various programs. Supervised field experience may be titled "work experience," "practicum" or "internship." These field experiences are designed to provide on-the-job training for students with the goal of increased employability upon completion of their education. In a supervised field experience, the community, its resources, and employees become an extension of the college. All supervised field experience courses include: (1) course descriptions; (2) an instructor with credentials in the program area to supervise the off-campus instruction; (3) course activities designed by the instructor; (4) attendance at a minimum of one class session per week with the assigned instructor; (5) a plan developed by the student and instructor, including all assignments required for completion of the course; (6) grading following the established grading policy of the College; and (7) instructor scheduling of the supervised field experience hours, requiring the same types of assignments and preparation as for on-campus courses.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The Associate of Applied Science degree programs and related certificate programs provide occupational education for students who are seeking job preparation, career mobility or job retraining.

Services for Students

Military & Veteran Services

VA Benefits

Veterans can use their educational benefits at CCA. The veteran certifying official will complete the certification once a Request for Certification is submitted each semester. All questions and forms should be submitted to Military & Veteran Services, CentreTech Campus, Administration Building, Room A105, 303-360-4768. Additional information is available online at www.CCAurora.edu/students/military-veterans.

Students receiving education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs are only approved for courses toward their declared program at CCA and these are the only courses that the college can certify to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students must declare a program objective with Admissions, Registration, & Records before their third semester at CCA. Students using VA benefits must submit official transcripts of all previous post-secondary education and training and military transcripts prior to their third semester to continue to have their enrollment certified to the VA. The VA will not pay for duplicated coursework that meets CCA program requirements, whether the coursework was earned through CCA, another college or university, or military training. Students are responsible for ensuring that satisfactory arrangements have been made for payment of their tuition to the college.

Military Deployment Procedures

Military personnel and emergency management officials who are deployed on Temporary Duty (TDY) during a term should contact their instructor for special consideration. Documentation of official activation/deployment and TDY assignment is required and any special considerations must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Accommodation requests may be made by completing the online Needs Assessment form at http://www.ccaurora.edu/accessibility/forms.  Please make an appointment if you need assistance with the online form.  Documentation of the functional impact the disability has on the student in a learning environment may be provided through the contact information listed below.  Determination of reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please provide reasonable notice in order to allow us sufficient time to process the request. 

For more information, go to www.CCAurora.edu/accessibility. The Accessibility Services office is in S202A, located at the CentreTech Campus in the Student Centre Building.  You may contact us for more information by calling 303-340-7548, fax 303-340-7551, or email ASO.CCA@CCAurora.edu.

Additional Resource

Contact the Rocky Mountain Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, 1-800-949-4232, or go online at
www.ada-infonet.org.

Academic Resources

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center, located on the CentreTech campus in S202, provides students instructional support to ensure student success at CCA. Students can access library and research services, and instructor make up testing there. The LRC has a computer lab with 36 computers for word processing and accessing the Internet. These computers are available to students at no charge throughout each semester. There are 3 study rooms that can be reserved for individual and group use in the LRC.

Information about tutoring in the LRC is available through MyCCA in the Student tab, the Academic Support channel.

Early Alert Program

In order to ensure student success, the faculty at the Community College of Aurora may participate in the Early Alert Program. The Early Alert Program is designed to identify students who are having academic difficulty. Students are referred to the Advising Office after an initial contact by a faculty member. An Academic Advisor will then attempt to address the student’s needs, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success. The primary goal of the Early Alert Program is to identify students that are having difficulty with enough time to avoid a low mid-term grade. Generally, identification by the fourth week of the semester is best. The program is not designed to penalize students, but rather to address academic problems or difficulties early on in the semester so that a student can successfully complete the course.

Tutoring

CCA provides a variety of tutoring and other academic support programs. Assistance in math, writing skills (Writing Studio), English as a Second Language (ESL), and basic computer skills is offered in the Academic Learning Center at CentreTech, CentreTech Campus, Classroom Building, Room C109. Math and writing skills tutoring (Writing Studio) as well as tutoring for basic CIS courses (Microsoft Office courses), are offered at the Academic Learning Center at Lowry, Lowry Campus, West Quad, Room 106. Accounting and science tutoring is also available at the Lowry campus. Tutoring schedules are available in the Academic Support channel on the Student, Faculty, and Advisor tabs in MyCCA. Contact 303-360-4742 or 303-340-7536 for more information.

Testing Services

The Community College of Aurora Testing Center provides a variety of testing services for CCA students and the community, including:

  • ACCUPLACER® placement tests and re-tests
  • CCPT (Community College Placement Test)
  • Online/Distance Learning Proctoring services
  • CLEP®/DSST™ testing services
  • TEAS

ACCUPLACER and CCPT Placement Tests  – Walk-in at CentreTech and Lowry campus.

The ACCUPLACER® and CCPT help our advisors determine where to begin your educational program. The test serves to ensure success in college by placing students in the appropriate-level courses. The CCPT will be available at CCA beginning in early October 2015. See the www.CCAurora.edu\testing site.

Online/Distance Learning Proctoring Services – by Appointment at the CentreTech Campus only.

The CCA testing center offers proctoring services for online courses, distance learning programs, or other testing needs at $25 a test. Visit www.ccaurora.edu/getting-started/testing/proctoring-services for more information or to sign-up for a test.

College-Level Examination Program  (CLEP) – by Appointment at the CentreTech Campus only.

The CLEP is a series of examinations that allow you to earn college credit for what you already know, regardless of where you learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. http://clep.collegeboard.org/. Study guides may be purchased in the CCA Bookstore. For more information about taking the CLEP at CCA, visit http://www.ccaurora.edu/getting-started/testing/clep-dsst

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) – by Appointment at the CentreTech Campus only.

The DSST Program offers over 35 examinations in a wide range of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects.  www.getcollegecredit.com. Study guides may be purchased in the CCA Bookstore. For more information about taking the DSST at CCA, visit http://www.ccaurora.edu/students/academic-support/testing/dsst-testing

Other testing services available include Castle Worldwide, Pearson VUE, TEAS (for paramedics and EMTs), as well as test preparation resources.

For more information, please visit http://www.ccaurora.edu/getting-started/testing.

There are two locations:

CentreTech Campus
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Rm A-205
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-360-4948
testing@ccaurora.edu


Lowry Campus
710 Alton Way
Lowry Campus West Quad (Bldg 903)
Denver, CO 80230
Phone: 303-360-7093

Testing at Buckley Air Force Base for active duty members, their spouses and DOD/Civilians. Registration is online.

Instructor Make-up and Online Class Testing

Instructor make-up testing and testing for Community College of Aurora online classes is available during scheduled hours in the Learning Resource Center, CentreTech Campus, Student Centre Building, Room S202, 303-340-7542, instructor.testing@ccaurora.edu. Hours and further information are available in MyCCA in the Student tab, the Academic Support channel.

College Library

The primary physical library collection at CCA is housed in the Learning Resource Center at the CentreTech Campus in S202. The Lowry campus has satellite libraries in selected departments, including Art, Law, and Science. The collection is searchable through our online catalog, AspenCat. For information on obtaining books, eBooks, scholarly articles, and research assistance, please refer to the website: www.ccaurora.edu/library, or in MyCCA in the Resources tab, the Library channel.

Student Success Center

CTC, Student Success Centre, Room S101

The mission of the Student Success Center is to promote student success through dedicated support in an inclusive and authentic academic community. The following programs are housed in the Student Success Center:

  • Transfer Success Program – serves students interested in completing their associate’s degree and transferring to a four year college to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • TRiO Student Support Services – serves first generation college students who are designated as low income or who have a documented disability.
  • Partner Programs - the Student Success Center also serves cohorts of students who receive a third-party scholarship, such as Mile High United Way, Denver Scholarship Foundation, GEAR Up and the Daniels Fund. Additionally, the Center provides support for all CCA students participating in the ASCENT program.

The goal of each program is to help students meet their individual college goals through degree completion, transfer and/or career exploration. Capacity in these programs is limited and students wishing to participate must complete an application and participate in a brief interview. Students participating in these programs are expected to meet with an assigned advisor regularly, participate in workshops and other center events (fall and spring welcome back events), utilize tutoring and participate in the AAA 101 course where appropriate. To find out more about our programs and to learn how to get involved stop by the Student Success Center in the Student Centre Room S101.

Career Services

The Community College of Aurora's Career PATHS Center provides a variety of online and face-to-face resources to assist you with career exploration, career skills development and internship/employment opportunities. PATHS represents the vision that, Preparation + Attributes + Talents + Hands-On Experiences = Success, in achieving your personal career goals.

The services provided to assist you on your career path include:

Career advising

Online career resources

Career development workshops

Online internship and job boards

Career and skills assessments

Employer networking opportunities: "Company Spotlight", job shadow opportunities, company tours and presentations

Career/job/internship fairs and events

The Career PATHS Center is located at the Lowry Campus on the second floor of the North Quad building in rooms 203-207 (9202 E. Severn Place, Denver, 80230).  The PATHS resource center is open Monday through Thursday 8:30am until 5:00pm and on Friday from  10:00am until 5:00pm.  Individual advising appointments can be scheduled in person at either campus, by phone at 303.360.4914 or by accessing the following link: http://www.ccaurora.edu/getting-started/make-appointment.  Walk-in appointments are available on most days from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

College Book Store

The bookstore is located in the Student Centre, CentreTech Campus, Room S107.

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Counseling Services provides brief counseling for managing stress and anxiety, overcoming depression, recovery from grief and loss, coping with life challenges, relationship issues, and more. Licensed counselors will meet with you, listen and help figure out options to address individual problems and challenges crisis or mental health concern. To schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling Services Appointment Line at 303-360-4949 or email Counseling@CCAurora.edu.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Colorado Crisis Line at 844-493-TALK (8255), 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Safe Zones

Safe Zones is a voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the college community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment.  It ensures a campus atmosphere that is supportive, informative and welcoming to all members of our campus community.

CARE Team (Conflict, Assessment, Resources & Empowerment)

CARE Team purpose is to provide a cross-functional, multidisciplinary point of contact for members of the college community who have encountered student behavior which is causing concern. The team will act promptly to follow-up with the individual initiating the report, determine if there have been any additional warning signs or reasons for concern (such as student code of conduct violations or classroom incidents), and meet with the student to develop a plan. Our intent is to be caring and preventive.

We encourage you to contact the team if you have concerns about student behavior which you have observed in your classroom or other locations on campus. There is an online referral form available for your use. You can also make a referral in person, by phone or through email.
If you feel that the behavior you are observing poses an immediate threat or danger to self or others contact Security: CentreTech Campus: 303-360-4727. Lowry Campus: 303-419-5557 or dial 911.

For additional information and resources, please visit http://www.ccaurora.edu/office-student-conduct-intervention-retention.

For immediate attention contact the CARE Team through Angie Tiedeman (303-340-7524), Angie.Tiedeman@ccaurora.edu, or Tamara White (303-360-4746), Tamara.White@CCAurora.edu.

Student Health Insurance

CCA does not provide health insurance for students. Information about health insurance options for students is available online at MyCCA, under the Campus Life tab in the Admissions, Registration and Records office and Student Life Office, Lowry Campus West Quad, Room 110, and at Lowry Student Services, West Quad Room 119.

Student ID Cards

Student ID cards are issued once students register for classes in the CentreTech Campus in the Administration Building at the Welcome Center and at the Lowry Campus, West Quad, Room 119, during normal business hours. At the beginning of each semester, bring your ID card to one of the following locations for a sticker to validate continued enrollment: CentreTech Campus: Welcome Center or A102 in the Administration Building Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-5:30PM, and Fridays 8:30AM-5:00PM; or Lowry Campus, West Quad, Room 119, Lowry Student Services Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-5:00PM, and Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. Obtaining a student ID card is optional but is required at the Lowry Computer Lab and the Learning Resource Center. There is no charge for the student ID card.

Student Life

Through intentional programming, student organization participation, and building meaningful relationships within an inclusive learning environment, The Office of Student Life develops student leaders who are committed to personal growth and are dedicated, involved, and engaged in their communities. We believe student involvement on campus provides an avenue for intellectual, career, educational, and personal growth and development. Involvement can also enhance what is being learned in the classroom. Student Life facilitates student involvement in three main ways: Campus Programs and Activities, Leadership Initiatives, and Student Organizations.

Student Life is currently focuses on three main areas for student involvement:

Campus Programs and Activities

Programs and activities include, but are not limited to, lectures, speakers, panel discussions, cultural fairs and festivals, awareness days, and concerts.

Leadership Initiatives

Understanding who you are and how you lead will impact every aspect of your life. Leadership programs at CCA will focus on you as a leader, but also how you interact and collaborate with others to impact change on both small and large scales.

Student Organizations

We know that meeting people who share our passions about a cause can be powerful. At CCA, we have several student organizations you can get involved with that focus on a diverse range of topics, such as academics, cultural awareness, special interest groups, and recreation.

To learn more, explore our opportunities, or to start a new student organization, contact us!

Phone: 303-340-7525
Email: student.life@ccaurora.edu
CentreTech Campus: Student Building, Office #S103
Lowry Campus: West Quad, Building 903, Office #110

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association, funded by student fees, represents the student body and serves as a liaison between the faculty, administration, and student body in areas of mutual interest. The purpose of the SGA is to promote student leadership and college spirit, provide a forum for discussion between students and administration, and give students a representative voice in college affairs. In short, SGA works for the Students!  It is SGA’s duty to voice the best interests of CCA students and to assist students with any issues they might have – no matter how large or small – to make their college experience better. If you have suggestions, ideas, please email SGA.CCA@ccaurora.edu

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa  is the International Honor Society of two-year colleges.  The Alpha Pi Pi Chapter resides at CCA and encourages members to participate in community service and develop leadership skills.   Alpha Pi Pi also provides a means for scholars with high academic achievements to share their knowledge with the college.  Students who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and above and have completed at least 12 credit hours at CCA are invited to join.  Phi Theta Kappa sends invitations for membership at the beginning of every semester. Email us at PTK@ccaurora.edu

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2015-2016 Academic Catalog

Community College of Aurora Catalog

Academic Calendar

College Facilities and Locations

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora

Getting Started and Admissions

Advising and Registration

Financial Matters

Academic Matters

Services for Students

My Student Record

Graduation Requirements

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Catalog Guide

Associate Degrees and Certificates

Course Descriptions

Academic Achievement Courses

Accounting Courses

American Sign Language (ASL) Courses

Agriculture Courses

Agriculture Crops and Soils Courses

Agriculture Economics Courses

Anthropology Courses

Arabic Courses

Art, Design, Jewelry and Photography

Astronomy Courses

Biology Courses

Biotechnology Courses

Business Courses

Chemistry Courses

Chinese Courses

Communication Courses

Community Health Worker

Computer Assisted Drafting Courses

Computer Networking Technology Courses

Computer Information Systems Courses

Computer Science Courses

Computer Web Based Courses

Criminal Justice Courses

Dance Courses

Diesel Power Mechanics Courses

Early Childhood Education Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

Electricity Industrial/Commercial Course

Emergency Medical Provider Courses

EMT – Paramedic Courses

Engineering Courses

EGG 151 Experimental Design (Introduction to Experimental Design and Engineering)

EGG 175 Special Topics

EGG 275 Special Topics

English as a Second Language Courses

English Courses

Ethnic Studies Courses

Film and Video Media Courses

Fire Science Technology Courses

French Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

German Courses

Government Courses

Health Professional Courses

Health Wellness Education Courses

Hebrew Courses

History Courses

Humanities Courses

Italian Courses

Japanese Courses

Journalism Courses

Law Enforcement Academy Courses

Literature Courses

Management Courses

Marketing Courses

Mathematics Courses

Meteorology Courses

Multimedia & Graphic Design

Music Courses

Music Private Instruction Courses

Natural Resource Courses

Occupational Safety Course

Paralegal Courses

Philosophy Courses

Photography Courses

Physical Education Courses

Physics Courses

Political Science Courses

Psychology Courses

Public Security Management Courses

Real Estate Courses

Respiratory Care Courses

Russian Courses

Science Courses

Small Business Management Courses

Sociology Courses

Spanish Courses

Speech Courses

Study Skills Courses

Theatre Courses

Translation and Interpretation Courses

Women’s Studies Courses

Administration and Staff

Faculty and Staff

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