CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Welcome from Martha Jackson-Carter, Department Chair

As the science department chair at the Community College of Aurora (CCA), I would like to welcome you to our website. CCA’s science department has committed to providing all of our students with a learner-centered, hands-on experience in a small classroom setting. Academic achievement is valued at CCA, and our science instructors will help you obtain your goals.  Read More...

Science Programs

Have you ever considered a career in biotechnology? Perhaps you'd like to be a part of Colorado's growing "Green Economy" and learn about solar energy technology. Or maybe you'd like to use our observatory while studying astronomy. At CCA, there are many options for students interested in the sciences. Click on a link below to learn more.

PreHealth Astronomy
Chemistry Geology
Biology BioTech
Physics  


 

Science Opportunities and Activities

From the Science Club, to our observatory, to our trips to Costa Rica, there are many ways to explore and enjoy the sciences at CCA. Click on a link below to learn more.

Aurora Lights Grant
CCA Observatory
International Field Studies Course
Science Club
Science Resource Center
STEPS Grant

News & Events

  • Attempt to glean best practices

    People talking in a storage closetMore than a dozen educators from the Netherlands attending a national conference in Denver made a pit stop to Lowry on Nov. 4 in order to see how the structure and culture within the Colorado community college system might be applied to institutions back home.

  • Loyola-Chicago recognizes work

    Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven, presdent of the Community College of Aurora, was awarded a distinguished alumna award from Loyola University Chicago, where she completed her doctorate studies.

  • InterCom shares varied stories

    CCA produces a newsletter each month that features the faculty, programs and students that make the college unique: Intercom.

    In this month's issue, read about:

    – Two transfer students who made their way from Aurora to Tokyo to continue their studies.

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • Rare territory for a community college

    Community College of Aurora has taken its Model United Nations program to the next level – to the national conference in New York City this March.

  • RockOn! ends in suborbital launch

    Five CCA students have been selected by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium to represent the college at the NASA RockOn! Workshop from June 20-25 at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • Selected as top-five entry

    The Community College of Aurora was named as one of five scholarship winners in the 2015 National Model United Nations video contest.

    Building on the incredible work done by Political Science faculty Dr. Bobby Pace and the college's 16-person team of student delegates, Ryan Elam of College Communications, created an outstanding mini-documentary outlining the entire journey.

  • Contributions to profession cited

    CCA's Maria Halloran on Nov. 15 received the Gladys Doty Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession at the annual Fall CoTESOL Convention. The board of CoTESOL (Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) unanimously approved the award. Fellow CCA faculty members Daniel Schweissing and Chris Tombari made speeches on Halloran's behalf.

  • Will instruct teachers in Chile

    Ruby Eichenour, a sixth-year adjunct in Community College of Aurora’s ESL program, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) award. She is expected to begin her three-month teaching expedition in Chile sometime in the spring of 2015.

  • Dual teaching model unique
    Three students working on a project using stethescopes

    Healthcare Bridge classes are designed to advance a student’s written and verbal communication skills in English while simultaneously studying healthcare content.

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