Community College of Aurora

2015-2016 Academic Catalog

Associate Degrees and Certificates

Guaranteed Transferability

Associate of Arts Degree and Associate of Science Degree to Colorado Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities.

Colorado's agreement between public colleges and universities guarantees that when a student completes an A.A. or A.S. Degree -- at least 60 semester credit hours of coursework completed with a grade of "C" or better in every course -- a student may transfer to a public baccalaureate program with a Liberal Arts and Sciences designation (e.g., Mathematics, psychology, or history) and graduate after earning an additional 60 semester credit hours. Courses with an "S/U" grade will not be eligible for Guaranteed Transferability. While a student is guaranteed not to have to complete more than 60 semester hours to graduate, completing a baccalaureate degree within two years depends on the number of credits a student completes each semester at the four-year institution, course sequencing in the student's major (e.g., some upper-division major courses require that a student first complete lower-division major courses), as well as course availability.

This agreement does not apply to Engineering, Elementary Education, and Early Childhood degrees. These specific majors have statewide articulation agreements that have specific lower division requirements.

Associate Degrees with Designations provide transfer pathways to Colorado state four-year colleges and universities in specified liberal arts and science designations. The following designations are currently approved:

Anthropology - Associate of Arts

Business - Associate of Arts

Economics - Associate of Arts

Geography - Associate of Arts

Geology - Associate of Arts

History - Associate of Arts

Mathematics - Associate of Science

Philosophy - Associate of Arts

Political Science - Associate of Arts

Psychology - Associate of Arts and Associate of Science

Sociology - Associate of Arts

Spanish - Associate of Arts

Many other majors also require that students select specific courses from the gtPathways courses. Students should contact a transfer advisor at the earliest opportunity to review appropriate transfer guides. In addition to indicating which lower division courses are required for articulated programs, these guides will indicate to a student which lower division courses are most appropriate for the student's major. These guides indicate the appropriate prerequisites for sequenced coursework that should be taken before transferring to a four-year college.

The Transfer Policy of the Colorado Department of Higher Education is available at:

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

The Community College of Aurora has Articulation (Transfer) agreements with most four-year colleges and universities in Colorado. These agreements cover a wide variety of majors. To transfer to a four-year college or university in Colorado, contact Advising, CentreTech Campus, A102, or the Lowry Campus, West Quad, for specific information.

Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses

Colorado has identified courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution of higher education in Colorado. Courses approved for statewide guaranteed transfer are noted in the course description.

gtPathways is a set of general education courses that the state guarantees to transfer. Receiving institutions shall apply guaranteed general education courses to a student’s general education or major requirements. Approved courses in gtPathways are not based on course equivalencies but meet content and competency criteria. gtPathways applies to all Colorado public colleges and universities. Up to 31 credits of previously and successfully (C or better) completed gtPathways coursework can transfer to any other Colorado public college or university. These courses will automatically transfer with you and continue to count toward your general education core or graduation requirements for any liberal arts or science, associate’s or bachelor’s degree. You should check with the school you wish to attend so you are clear about which credits will transfer beyond any that are guaranteed by gtPathways

More transfer information is available at the Colorado Commission of Higher Education website at


2 courses (6 credit hours, to include a 2 course sequence of 1 introductory course, followed by 1 intermediate course.)

  • Introduction Writing Course (GT-CO1)
  • Intermediate Writing Course (GT-CO2)
  • Advanced Writing Course (GT-CO3)


1 course, or a series of 3 1-credit-hour courses (3 credit hours)

  • (GT-MA1)

Arts & Humanities, History, & Social and Behavioral Sciences

(15 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities – 2 courses (minimum 3 credits each)

  • Arts and Expression (GT-AH1)
  • Literature and Humanities (GT-AH2)
  • Ways of Thinking (GT-AH3)
  • Foreign Languages (must be Intermediate/200 level) (GT-AH4)

History – 1 course (minimum 3 credits)

  • (GT-HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 1 course (minimum 3 credits)

  • Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1)
  • Geography (GT-SS2)
  • Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks (GT-SS3)

If necessary to reach a minimum of 15 credits, select 1 additional course (minimum 3 credits) in Arts and Humanities, History, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Natural and Physical Sciences

2 courses (7 credit hours)

Seven credits must include at least one SC1 course.

  • Course with Required Laboratory (GT-SC1)


  • Courses that integrate a lecture and laboratory
  • Separately transcripted laboratories that have an SC2 lecture course as a prerequisite or co-requisite
  • Lecture Course Without Required Laboratory (GT-SC2)

Guarantee Transfer Courses



AGE 102

Agricultural Economics

AGY 240

Introduction to Soil Science, with Lab

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology

ANT 102

Cultural Anthropology Lab

ANT 103

Archaeology Lab

ANT 104

Physical Anthropology Lab

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology

ANT 108

Archaeology of World Rock Art

ANT 111

Biological Anthropology w/Lab

ANT 201

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

ANT 215

Indians of North America

ANT 250

Medical Anthropology

AGR 260

World Independence: Population and Food

ART 110

Art Appreciation

ART 111

Art History - Ancient to Medieval

ART 112

Art History - Renaissance to Modern

ART 207

Art History, 1900 - Present

AST 101

Astronomy I with Lab

AST 102

Astronomy II with Lab

AST 150

Astrobiology: Life in the Universe

AST 160

Cosmology: The Big Bang the End of Time

BIO 103

Principles of Animal Biology

BIO 105

Science of Biology with Lab

BIO 111

General College Science Biology I with Lab

BIO 112

General College Science Biology II with Lab

BIO 116

Introduction to Human Disease

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

BIO 204

Microbiology with Lab

BIO 208

General College Microbiology with Lab

BIO 220

General Zoology with Lab

BIO 221

Botany with Lab

BIO 224


CHE 101

Introduction to College Chemistry I with Lab

CHE 102

Introduction to College Chemistry II with Lab

CHE 105

Chemistry in Context with Lab

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I with Lab

CHE 112

General College Chemistry II with Lab

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

CRJ 110

Introduction to Criminal Justice

DAN 125

History of Dance

ECO 101

Economics of Social Issues

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 211

Gender in the Economy

ECO 245

Environmental Economics

ENG 121

English Composition I

ENG 122

English Composition II

ENG 201

Composition III: Writing for Public Discourse

ENV 101

Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab

ENV 110

Natural Disasters

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies

FRE 211

French III

FRE 212

French IV

GEO 105

World Regional Geography

GEO 106

Human Geography

GEO 111

Physical Geography – Landforms with Lab

GEO 112

Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab

GER 211

German III

GER 212

German IV

GEY 108

Geology of U.S. National Parks

GEY 111

Physical Geology, with Lab

GEY 112

Historical Geology, with Lab

GEY 135

Environmental Geology, with Lab

HIS 101

Western Civilization: Antiquity - 1650

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650 - Present

HIS 111

The World: Antiquity - 1500

HIS 112

The World: 1500 - Present

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction

HIS 122

U.S. History Since the Civil War

HIS 203

Civil War Era in American History

HIS 205

Women in World History

HIS 207

American Environmental History

HIS 208

American Indian History

HIS 215

Women in U.S. History

HIS 218

History of Science and Technology

HIS 225

Colorado History

HIS 236

U.S. History Since 1945

HIS 243

History of Modern China

HIS 244

History of Latin America

HIS 245

U.S. In the World

HIS 247

20th Century World History

HIS 249

History of Islamic Civilization

HIS 250

African American History

HIS 255

The Middle Ages

HIS 259

Modern Middle East

HIS 260

U.S. Foreign Relations History

HIS 265

Writing About History

HUM 115

World Mythology

HUM 121

Humanities: Early Civilization

HUM 122

Humanities: Medieval – Modern

HUM 123

Humanities: Modern World

ITA 211

Italian Language III

ITA 212

Italian Language IV

JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media

JPN 211

Japanese III

JPN 212

Japanese IV

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600

LIT 202

World Literature after 1600

LIT 205

Ethnic Literature

LIT 211

American Literature to Civil War

LIT 212

American Literature after the Civil War

LIT 221

British Literature to 1770

LIT 222

British Literature since 1770

LIT 225

Introduction to Shakespeare

LIT 246

Literature of Women

LIT 259

Survey of African American Literature

LIT 268

Celtic Literature

MAT 120

Math for Liberal Arts

MAT 121

College Algebra

MAT 122

College Trigonometry

MAT 123

Finite Mathematics

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics

MAT 166


MAT 201

Calculus I

MAT 202

Calculus II

MAT 203

Calculus III

MAT 204

Calculus III with Engineering Applications

MAT 215

Discrete Mathematics

MAT 261

Differential Equations with Engineering Applications

MAT 265

Differential Equations

MET 150

General Meteorology, with Lab

MUS 120

Music Appreciation

MUS 121

Music History I

MUS 122

Music History II

MUS 123

Survey of World Music

MUS 125

History of Jazz

NRE 251

General Oceanography I, with Lab

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 112


PHI 113


PHI 114

Comparative Religions

PHI 115

World Religions West

PHI 116

World Religions East

PHI 214

Philosophy of Religions

PHI 218

Environmental Ethics

PHI 220

Philosophy of Death and Dying

PHY 105

Conceptual Physics, with Lab

PHY 107

Energy Science and Technology, with Lab

PHY 111

Physics: Algebra-Based I with Lab

PHY 112

Physics: Algebra-Based II with Lab

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab

PHY 212

Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science

POS 111

American Government

POS 125

American State and Local Government

POS 205

International Relations

POS 215

Current Political Issues

POS 225

Comparative Government

PSY 101

General Psychology I

PSY 102

General Psychology II

PSY 205

Psychology of Gender

PSY 217

Human Sexuality

PSY 226

Social Psychology

PSY 227

Psychology of Death and Dying

PSY 235

Human Growth & Development

PSY 238

Child Development

PSY 240

Health Psychology

PSY 249

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 265

Psychology of Personality

RUS 211

Russian III

RUS 212

Russian IV

SCI 105

Science in Society

SCI 155

Integrated Science I - Physics and Chemistry, with Lab

SCI 156

Integrated Science II - Earth and Life Science, with Lab

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II

SOC 205

Sociology of Family Dynamics

SOC 207

Environmental Sociology

SOC 215

Contemporary Social Problems

SOC 216

Sociology of Gender

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity

SOC 220

Sociology of Religion

SOC 231

The Sociology of Deviant Behavior

SOC 237

Sociology of Death and Dying

SPA 211

Spanish III

SPA 212

Spanish IV

THE 105

Theatre Appreciation

THE 108

Theater Script Analysis

THE 211

Development of Theatre I

THE 212

Development of Theatre II

THE 215


WST 200

Introduction to Women’s Studies

WST 225

Women and Social Action

WST 240

Goddesses and Women of the Ancient World

WST 249

Women's Sexuality

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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