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Meet our Pathway Advisors

Which Pathway are you in?

Our degrees and programs are categorized into Guided Pathways to help you stay on track to finish your degree and achieve your career goals. You can read about degrees in each Pathway below:

Not sure what the difference is between an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or certificate? You can read about each type of degree in our FAQs

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students to write and speak to persuade and help others, or present information in the most effective ways.

Pathway Advisor:

Svetlana Ehrhart
Communication and LanguagesPathway Advisor
Location: CentreTech Campus, Administration Building
Svetlana.Ehrhart@CCAurora.edu
(303) 360-4717

English Department Degree

  • AA in English

Arts and Communication Department Degree

  • AA in Communication

World Languages Department, Spanish Program Degree

  • AA in Spanish

World Languages,Translation & Interpretation Degrees

  • Translation & Interpretation AAS
  • Translation & Interpretation Certificate
  • Translation & Interpretation Certificate - Legal
  • Translation & Interpretation Certificate - Medical

We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and American Sign Language (ASL) classes, however, we do not offer degrees for these programs.

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students to use their ideas, passion to create, and artistic expression.

Pathway Advisors:

Katie Black
Creative Industries Pathway Advisor
Location: CentreTech Campus, Administration Building
Katie.Black@CCAurora.edu
(303) 360-4912

Arts and Communication Department Degrees

  • AA in Art History
  • AAS and Certificate in Music Entertainment and Entrepreneurship Music Producer
  • AA in Studio Art
  • AA in Theatre
  • Theatre and Event Technology Certificate

Degrees with the Colorado Film School

Are you interested in pursuing a film degree? The Colorado Film School has a separate application for admissions. Check out their website to apply for admission 

  • Acting/Directing for the Screen AAS and Certificate
  • Cinematography/Videography AAS and Certificate
  • Post-Production AAS and Certificate
  • Screen Writing AAS and Certificate
  • Writing/Directing AAS and Certificate
  • Writing/Producing AAS and Certificate

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students to enter the healthcare profession and contribute to the betterment of society.

Pathway Advisors:

SJ Casillas
Health Pathway Advisor
Location: Lowry Campus, West Quad Building
SJ.Casillas@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-5213

Health Sciences Department Degrees

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Certificate**
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certificate**
  • Patient Representative Certificate
  • Phlebotomy Certificate**
  • Respiratory Therapy AAS

Students can also take pre-requisite courses to apply towards the Integrated Nursing Pathway (INP). We strongly recommend that you meet with the Health Pathway Advisor before you start enrolling in classes.

**Students who are interested in these degree programs must attend or view an information session with the Health Sciences Department

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students to explore and explain human relationships and social, political, and ethical systems.

Pathway Advisors:

Lailah Davis
People Societies and Ideas Pathway Advisor
Location: CentreTech Campus, Administration Building
Lailah.Davis@CCAurora.edu
(303) 360-4834

Behavioral Sciences Department Degrees

  • AA in Psychology
  • AS in Psychology
  • AA in Sociology

Education Department Degrees

  • AA and AAS in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • ECE Entry Certificate
  • ECE Teacher Certificate
  • ECE Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate
  • ECE Director Certificate
  • AA in Elementary Education

Social Sciences Department Degrees

  • AA in Anthropology
  • AA in Economics
  • AA in Geography
  • AA in History
  • AA in Philosophy
  • AA in Political Science

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students to enter public service and/or the professional workplace directly after receiving their associates or certificate.

Pathway Advisors:

Nakeia Ross-Merritt
Professional Studies and Public Service Pathway Advisor
Location: Lowry Campus, West Quad Building
Nakiea.Ross-Merritt@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-7044

Thomas Lucero
Professional Studies and Public Service Pathway Advisor
Location: CentreTech Campus, Administration Building
Thomas.Lucero@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-7508

Business Department Degrees

  • AA in Business
  • Bookkeeping Certificate
  • Banking Essentials Certificate
  • Human Resources Management Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Launch Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Studies Certificate
  • Real Estate Certificate
  • Supervisor Fundamentals Certificate

Public Service Department Degrees

Criminal Justice and Police Academy Degrees

  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate
  • Criminal Justice AA and AAS

Emergency Medical Services Degrees

  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Technician Paramedicine Certificate
  • Paramedicine AAS

Fire Science Technology Program

  • Fire Science Technology AAS
  • Fire Science Technology Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Fire Science Certificate

Paralegal Degrees

  • Paralegal AAS and Certificate
  • Management with a Paralegal Emphasis AAS

Skilled Trades Department Degrees

Construction Management

  • Construction Estimating Certificate
  • Construction Superintendent Certificate

Diesel Power Mechanics

  • Diesel Power Mechanics AAS

Logistics

  • Inventory Management Certificate
  • Purchasing and Procurement Certificate
  • Warehouse Management Certificate

Programs in this Guided Academic Pathway prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Pathway Advisors:

 

 

Science Department Degrees

  • AS in Biology
  • AS in Chemistry
  • AS in Geology
  • AS in Physics
  • Pre-Engineering Track

Math Department Degrees

  • AS in Mathematics

Computer and Digital Technology Degrees

  • AAS in Computer Information Systems
  • AAS in Computer Information Systems (Transfer to Metro State University)
  • AAS in Computer Science (Transfer to CU Boulder)
  • AAS in Cyber Security
  • AAS in Graphic and Web Design
  • AAS in IT Technology and Support
  • AAS in Networking
  • AAS in Programming
  • Basic Networking and Security Certificate
  • CISCO Certificate
  • Creative Tools Certificate
  • IT Technology and Support Certificate
  • Office Administration Certificate
  • PC Application Specialist Certificate

Want to learn more about classes to take for each Associate degree? Take a look at our Academic Course Maps for all Associate Degrees. Academic Course Maps will show you the degree requirements, and it helps you plan out the classes to take to finish within two years. If you decide that you need longer than 2 years to finish your degree, the Academic Course Map is still a great tool to determine the best semester to take a class. 

For certificates, you can find degree requirements listed down in Certificates.

Ready to meet with an Advisor?  Make an appointment on Navigate

Need assistance with making an appointment? New students may not have an advisor assigned to them yet. Contact Advising to make an appointment: (303) 360-4929 or Advising.CCA@CCAurora.edu

CentreTech Campus

Lowry Campus

Administration Building
16000 E CentreTech Pkwy
Aurora, CO  80011

Appointments:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Drop-Ins Only:

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

West Quad Building 
710 Alton Way
Denver, CO  80230

Appointments:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Drop-Ins Only:

Tuesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Michelle Jaramillo, Interim Assistant Director, Lead Pathway Advisor
Michelle.Jaramillo@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-7091

Tanika Vaughn, Interim Director of Advising
Tanika.Vaughn@CCAurora.edu
303-340-7210

Svetlana Ehrhart, B.A.
Communication & Languages
Svetlana.Ehrhart@CCAurora.edu
(303) 360-4983

SJ Casillas
Health Sciences
SJ.Casillas@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-5213

Katie Black
Creative Industries
Katie.Black@CCAurora.edu
(303) 360-4912

Nakeia Ross-Merritt
Professional Studies and Public Service
Nakeia.Ross-Merritt@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-7044

Thomas Lucero
Professional Studies and Public Service
Thomas.Lucero@CCAurora.edu
(303) 340-7508

 

Lailah Davis
People, Societies, and Ideas
Lailah.Davis@CCAurora.edu
303-360-4834

 

Julie Johnson, B.S.
Part-time Pathway Advisor
Julie.Johnson@CCAurora.edu
303-360-4913

 

 

 

 

 

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