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The business department is located on the Lowry Campus, West Quad Building 903, Room 105. Please see the map below for the location of the Lowry Campus.

Heather Dent, Chair
(303) 340-7232
heather.dent@ccaurora.edu
Heather can advise on degree programs and courses and assist with any questions students may have on business-related topics.

Victor Vialpando, Dean
(303) 340-7243
victor.vialpando@ccaurora.edu
Victor is your point of contact for any issues that may escalate beyond the department chair level within the business department.

Meeting with an advisor is recommended for all students. Advisors help provide guidance on course selection based on your career goals and chosen degree path. Additionally, the business faculty is more than willing to meet with students and speak about the options within the business department. Community College of Aurora has a myriad of resources available to students and we are here to help!
CCA’s business department has articulation agreements with many of the local schools where your degree and classes you have already taken can transfer to four-year institutions. Due to the variety of options available, students interested in transfer degrees are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty member to discuss options.
When editors or teachers ask you to write in APA Style, they are referring to the editorial style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material in the field. APA Style was first developed 80 years ago by a group of social scientists who wished to establish sound standards of communication. Since that time, it has been adopted by leaders in many fields and has been used by writers around the world. APA's style rules and guidelines are set out in a reference book called The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. There are several great resources to assist students in learning APA format including: http://apastyle.apa.org/learn/tutorials/brief-guide.aspx and http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
D2L is the primary means for submitting assignments and housing information for courses. It is recommended that students view all tabs (with most course information residing in the content section of D2L).

Yes, it is true. In the business department, we take academic dishonesty extremely seriously. The school’s stance on plagiarism is outlined below and should be included in all business department syllabi: Academic dishonesty includes cheating and plagiarism. Cheating is the unauthorized use of assistance with intent to deceive an instructor or any other individual responsible for evaluating a student’s work. Note the following examples:
Submission of any materials not prepared by students but presented as their own.

The unauthorized possession and/or use of notes, books, or the soliciting of assistance from another student during an examination.

Illegitimate possession or disposition of examination or test materials and/or answer keys to tests and examinations.

Plagiarism refers to the use of another person’s work without giving proper credit to that person. A student must give proper credit through the use of appropriate citation format when (a) copying verbatim another person’s work (i.e., words, phrases, sentences, or entire passages); (b) paraphrasing another person’s work (i.e., borrowing but rewording that person’s facts, opinions, or ideas); and (c) summarizing another’s work (i.e., use of one’s own words to condense longer passages into a sentence or two).

CONSEQUENCES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: When dishonesty is evident, the following minimum sanctions will be applied:
First offense: The student will receive an “F” or “Zero” as the grade for the assignment. In addition, the first incident may result in the loss of testing privileges in the Library for the current and next semester in which the student is enrolled in the college.

Second offense: The student may receive an “F” for the course and may be expelled from the class. A second offense may also result in permanent loss of testing privileges in the Library Center.

Third offense: The student may receive an “F” for the course and may be expelled from the college.

Due to extenuating circumstances, the student receiving an “I” has not been able to complete the course requirements. At least three-fourths (75%) of the work shall have been satisfactorily completed for a student to be eligible for an “I”, and the instructor shall have determined that the student has a reasonable chance of completing the course. It is the student’s responsibility before the end of the term to arrange with the instructor for completion of the course. An incomplete grade does not permit the student to re-enroll in the class again without payment of tuition. If an “I” is not completed by the end of the next consecutive semester (not including summer term), it will change to an “F”. The student must request an “I” through their instructor.
CCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. To request an accommodation, contact the Office of Disability and Equity (ODE) at your earliest convenience. The ODE is located in the Library in the Student Centre Building at the CentreTech campus, in Room S-202E. Arrangements may also be made at the Lowry Campus. You may call (303)361-7395 or e-mail: ODE@ccaurora.edu. Additional information can be viewed at the Office of Disability and Equity webpage.
CCA offers a foundation scholarship. For information related to scholarships, financial aid, and much more, please visit: CCA's Paying For College page.
There are two ways a course can be assigned Honors Designation. The faculty member will designate said course before the registration process or in the classroom on the first day of the course. The second assignation can come, upon request, from the student in agreement with the faculty member during the first two weeks of classes in any semester. A student is eligible to earn the Honors Designation for a course if he/she has an established cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at CCA following the completion of 6 or more credit hours at CCA. An honors-designated project can either be an extension of a classroom assignment or a stand-alone project. In order for a student to be eligible to earn Honors Designation for a course he/she must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25. The student must also be in a course that is transferable (GT) or degree-related (100 level or above). More information can be obtained from your instructor.

 

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