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

Social Sciences Plans of Study

Liberal Arts Associate Degrees with Designation
Associate Degrees with Designations provide transfer pathways to Colorado state four-year colleges and universities in specified liberal arts and science designations.

The Degrees

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Spanish


Talk with a Faculty Advisor as you plan your degree.  Your instructors are experts! They can advise you about career options and long-term goals and suggest the best 4-year school for YOU and your specific degree!

Discuss with an Academic Advisor, a clear and coherent pathway, including streamlined course sequences of degree programs, so that you don’t waste time or money taking classes that you may not need! They can create a strategy for completing an associate degree with designations and show you how to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in Colorado!

  • Streamline your path to completing A.A. or A.S.
  • Course sequences for faster degree completion
  • Advanced standing as a junior in a bachelor’s degree at a public Colorado 4-year school

Together, Faculty Advisors and Academic Advisors are your catalysts for change!

Cheryl Waite

Academic Advisor 

Elizabeth Hirsch

Dr. Geoff Hunt

Dr. Bobby Pace
Political Science


Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (gtPathways)
Colorado has identified courses that are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution of higher education in Colorado.

Degrees with designations, provide a clear sequence of education courses that lead to an Associate’s degree at CCA, and guaranteed transfer to a public baccalaureate program with a Liberal Arts and Sciences designation.

Associate Degrees with Designations help to create transfer pathways—a promising strategy aligning your associates degree with a bachelor’s degree!

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