Community College of Aurora

2015-2016 Academic Catalog

Welcome to the Community College of Aurora

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.

Community College of Aurora

Learning Designed for Your Life

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.

Career-ready Programs and a Supportive 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.

Choose Your Learning Style

CCA offers three distinctive learning tracks for you to choose from:

  • transFER – the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, the same as you’d get at any four-year college or university, with credits that transfer to the college of your choice all for significantly less cost. Start at CCA; finish at any 4-year Colorado college or university.
  • onLINE – degree and certificate programs designed so that you can study on your time and on your schedule. Earn a certificate fully online.
  • realLIFE – police, firefighter, paramedic, EMT, and disaster-management certification programs taught in an on-the-job environment. You won’t find classrooms so life-like anywhere else.

Next Steps

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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

Equal Opportunity

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.

Our Mission

The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment.

Our Values

Respect, Collaboration, Quality, Access, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Goals

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.

Our Vision

We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

Lifelong Skills

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.

ConnectED: Campus Alert System

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.

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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