2015-2016 Academic Catalog
The Community College of Aurora takes education to a whole new level, combining solid theory with practical training. With this approach, CCA equips students with relevant learning for life that goes beyond the book. CCA students graduate from the college’s cutting-edge programs ready to move to the next step in their lives, whether they transfer to a four-year institution or begin a new career.
At CCA we recognize that education shouldn't be one size fits all. That's why we have a number of different ways for you to achieve your educational goals - whether they are to get a bachelor's degree, have the flexibility to study when you want to, quickly learn new skills to move on to a new job, or learn to be one of the many men and women who protect and serve our community.
No matter which direction you choose, there are some things common to all our programs. Your courses are based on real life and real work situations so you'll be more than ready when you start your career. You'll be a part of a community that will support you. You won't find the quality of education and the variety of unique ways to learn at any other college, especially for the cost you'll find here.
CCA offers three distinctive learning tracks for you to choose from:
CCA is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 1-800-621-7440. The college operates under the jurisdiction of Colorado Community College System. CCA students regularly transfer credits to state colleges and universities. Transfer information is available in the Admissions, Registration and Records Office, CentreTech Campus, Administration Building, Room A102 and online at www.ccaurora.edu/students/student-right-know/.
CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, age or handicap, in admission or access to employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX Section 504, 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq. and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be made in the Human Resources office, CentreTech Campus, Administration Building, Room 207, 303-360-4752 or the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Denver Office, 1244 Speer Blvd. #310, Denver, CO 80204.
The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment.
Respect, Collaboration, Quality, Access, Diversity and Inclusion
Goal 1: Increase student retention, completion, transfer, and employment.
Goal 2: Improve student learning through instructional and non-instructional efforts and assessment.
Goal 3: Optimize enrollment.
Goal 4: Optimize fiscal, technological, and physical resources.
Goal 5: Increase community partnerships, engagement, and service.
Goal 6: Diversity and strengthen human resources.
We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.
The Community College of Aurora faculty has identified a common set of six skills for student success in every aspect of life. These skills are foundational for everyone, whether pursuing educational goals, resolving personal issues, or maneuvering the intricacies of the workplace. The college assesses student learning of these skills to improve the quality of education. The six skills are:
Communication • Critical inquiry
Personal responsibility • Technology
Quantitative reasoning • Aesthetics
Generally, college policy is to remain open regardless of weather conditions, and to hold classes with the students and instructors who can reach the campus. Classes will not meet when buildings are closed for snow or emergencies. Students will be notified by the CCA Alert System, ConnectED. Metro-area radio and television stations make announcements regarding school closings. Many of the television stations also post closures on their websites.
Students are encouraged to update their "CCA Alert System" information, through MyCCA. This system will allow CCA to contact you quickly in the event of a campus or weather emergency.