Our Mission


We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.


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, 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: Diversify and strengthen human resources.

Community College of Aurora Strategic Plan

Community College of Aurora Institutional Outcomes – 4 Cs

All students at CCA are expected to develop competence in our institutional outcomes, the 4 Cs, in addition to competence in occupational and discipline knowledge. The 4 Cs are: Career & Transfer Readiness, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Cultural Competence. These skills are the foundation of students' education at the Community College of Aurora. Students develop competence in one or more of these skills in all of their experiences at CCA, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Career & Transfer Readiness
Career and transfer readiness is the ability to adapt, commit to lifelong learning, and demonstrate knowledge and skills applicable in a global economy for successful transition into the workplace or continued coursework.

Communication is the ability to effectively express, impart, or exchange feelings, thoughts, opinions, and information both orally and in writing.

Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is the ability to analyze and evaluate information, evidence, arguments, and theories from multiple perspectives for use in the development of an opinion or conclusion.

Cultural Competence
Cultural competence is the ability to demonstrate awareness and integration of an intentional valuing of cultural differences and experiences in our decisions and interactions with all.


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