Center for Adult Education

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The Center for Adult Education has a variety of programs available to help students improve their basic skills and transition to college or a career. Programs offered include High School Equivalency (GED) preparation, Community ESL, and bridge programs into Healthcare, IT, Business, and Early Childhood Education certificate programs.

The Center for Adult Education is located at the CCA Lowry campus in the North Quad Building, Room 200, at 9202 E. Severn Place in Denver, CO 80230.

For general information regarding the Center for Adult Education, contact:

Rebecca Pickett, Program Assistant

Jackie Zvejnieks, Director 

High School Equivalency Preparation Classes

The Community College of Aurora (CCA) offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency (GED) preparation classes at the Center for Adult Education on the Lowry Campus. The GED® test evaluates skills and knowledge in four different subjects: Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Science, Social Studies and Math.

High School Equivalency (GED) classes are held Monday through Thursday. Daytime classes are offered from 9:00 AM to noon. Evening classes are from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Your choice – choose either mornings or evenings.  We also have available classes on Saturday OR Online.

Most sessions are 10 weeks long. For more information and the cost, please see the HSE information page.

The Center for Adult Education is located on the Lowry campus of CCA – near 6th Avenue and Dayton. The address is: 9202 East Severn Place, Building 901, North Quad, Denver, CO 80230, Room 200. The building is at the corner of Alton Way and Severn Place.

Follow this link to find out important information regarding the GED Test.

For additional information about the ABE/HSE program, call:

Rebecca Pickett, Program Assistant


Jackie Zvejnieks, Director 

For more information about the GED test, including test center locations, visit the GED Testing Service page.

Community ESL

Located on the first floor of the North Quad building, the Community English as a Second Language (CESL) program offers English language classes to speakers of other languages.

CESL students come from all over the world: In the past year, the program’s students have come from 95 different countries, such as Brazil, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Sudan, and Vietnam. Some of the 73 different first languages our students speak include Afaan, Amharic, Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Dari, French, Korean, and Spanish.

The program also offers citizenship-preparation classes, where more than 200 students a year study for their citizenship tests and practice citizenship interviews so they will be well-prepared for their appointments at USCIS. The CESL program has helped many of its students successfully earn their U.S. citizenship, including 11 students who have naturalized since the beginning of 2016.

If you need more information about ESL classes in the Community ESL Program, please call our Info Line: 303-340-7079. Or you can contact:

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center

Arapahoe/Douglas Works Workforce CenterCCA is proud to partner with Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center, a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region. The workforce center offers an array of tools to support area job-seekers – many of which enroll at CCA, including providing resources and workshops for self-directed job search, one-on-one employment counseling, and potential training assistance. 

For additional information, please contact CCA’s Center for Workforce Development or Career Services Office, or visit the Arapahoe/Douglas Works! website.



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