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

  • Aurora Symphony tackles Broadway
    2015 Broadway Kids Concert

    The Aurora Symphony Orchestra will be holding its 2015 Broadway Kids production at Community College of Aurora on Feb. 7-8 at the Larry D. Carter Theater on CentreTech Campus (16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora).

  • Pair of films Scholastic winners
    Two students, one in a wheelchair, dressed as robots playing

    Two movies produced during the Colorado Film School’s annual Camp for Kids from the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) program were recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the largest, longest-running student recognition program in the nation.

  • 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). 

  • Mays featured April 30

    This spring's Open Mic Night will include a very special guest, as Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays will perform as part of the April 30 event.

    The evening of laughter, music, mocktails and artistic expression runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Student Centre Rotunda (S100) on the CentreTech campus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New leadership hails cooperation

    The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.

  • Foundational approach adopted

    The Art & Design program at CCA wants its students to “think differently” than they have previously about their craft.

  • Goal: raise level of filmmaking

    Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.

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