New fall classes to meet a wide variety of educational, career interests

A wide variety of new courses will be offered at the Community College of Aurora this fall to supplement popular core subjects. Below is a sampling of the new courses that are available.

Current Political Issues (POS 215), taught by Dr. Matt Gianneschi, the college’s vice president for student services and enrollment management, will incorporate an in-depth analysis of critical issues in political science. With a background in state government (working most recently for the administration of Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr.), Gianneschi will lead the class and will draw upon his professional connections to feature guest speakers with practical experience in Colorado government and policy-making. Guest speakers confirmed so far include Gov. Ritter; Henry Sobanet, former budget director, office of Gov. Bill Owens; and state Sen. Nancy Spence.

Medical Anthropology, ANT 250, an applied field within the discipline of cultural anthropology, will be a cross-cultural study of practices and beliefs regarding illness, health, death, prevention and therapy, as well as the interaction of the medical systems between Western and other cultures.

Ethics of Translation and Interpretation, TRI 103, will present codes of ethics used by language interpreters in medical and legal fields and will discuss practical applications and incorporate scenarios.

International Marketing, MAR 240, will explore international marketing of U.S. products and the competitive international environment. Students will develop skills to make marketing decisions in a global context.

Metal Fabrication, ART 275 (Sept. 11-18), will provide students with basic metal fabrication techniques. Students will be introduced to and use several fabrication tools such as graduated and stepped ring mandrels, dual-headed hammers, and steel bench blocks and will create rings, chain, jewelry findings/clasps, and free form components.

There are also new courses titled Introduction to Education, Observational Astronomy, Credit and Collections, Project Management in Organizations, Business Taxation, Commercial Art Business, and Analysis of Financial Statements.

CCA classes are offered at convenient times and locations to meet any student’s schedule. The college has hundreds of online, hybrid, and evening/weekend classes, in addition to “open entry” courses that start every week. Additionally, eXpressEd course offerings are 10-week certificate programs designed to retool employee skills or launch new careers quickly. Students may choose from more than 40 degree and certificate programs overall.

Classes at CCA start Aug. 23, and students are encouraged to enroll now for the fall semester.

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