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Mandatory New Student Orientation (CCA Express)

CCA Express, a 1-day student orientation

All new students (students who have not taken college classes before) are required to attend CCA Express, a one-day, fast track orientation that will include all the important elements of starting an educational journey. Please note, students need to have taken the placement exam BEFORE they attend Orientation.  CCA Express runs from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and students will have the opportunity to:

  • See an advisor
  • Learn about financing an education
  • Register for classes
  • Access CCA’s college technology (MyCCA, D2L, email and more)
  • Learn more about available support services

Rather than forcing students to take several days out of their busy schedules to enroll in classes, CCA Express fits it into one five-hour session. After completing CCA Express students will have everything ready to start the semester.

CCA Express offers several sessions, but they fill up fast, and students must sign up for orientation at least one week prior to the session time. Students cannot register for classes until the orientation is complete, so attending sooner rather than later is beneficial. Register for CCA Express now.

Student must test BEFORE orientation:

The CCPT test will determine your placement in math and English courses, so studying is encouraged. CCA offers both study guides and workshops to aid with success on the important placement test.

On the day of CCA Express, plan on arriving on campus 15 minutes early to ensure you can find the room and check in before the session begins. Students who are late may be asked to attend the next session.

What to bring:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Identification card

Are you planning to enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses Only?

  • Students enrolling in only ESL courses are not required to attend CCA Express as your ESL courses offer orientation as part of the first week of classes.  ESL students must take the LOEP exam prior to seeing an Academic Advisor to get registered for classes and to have their orientation hold removed.  Make sure to tell the Admissions staff checking you in to see an Academic Advisor that you are an ESL student.

What about Transfer and Concurrent Enrollment Orientations?

If you have college credits outside of high school please consider Transfer Orientation or if you will be taking concurrent enrollment classes (either at your High School or at CCA) you will complete Concurrent Enrollment Orientation please see

Current students do not need to take CCA Express. For additional information regarding CCA Express, please call (303) 340-7522.

Register for CCA Express now.


Additional Information:
Orientation Topics
Orientation FAQ

Note: If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at 303-361-7395 V/TDD/VP or  Please allow two weeks advance notice to all us sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements; however, the ASO will do its best to respond to last-minute requests.





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