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What is the difference between CCA Online, CCCOnline, and non-credit courses? For the completion of your degree or certificate, CCA Online and CCCOnline are essentially the same. They both count toward your degree or certificate. Tuition costs are equal. They both use the Desire2Learn platform. And they both have the same learning outcomes. Our non-credit courses use a separate online system, are not college-credit bearing courses, and count toward an “award of completion” rather than a formal college degree.
About Online Education at CCA
CCA offers Colorado online courses that fit YOUR schedule!
Online courses utilize the Internet, making it convenient for you to complete assignments and interact with your instructors and classmates online, and from any location using a computer and Internet connection. There are courses on math, computers, statistics, writing, history, management, and much more.
Benefits of Obtaining an Online Education
No matter what your schedule, CCA has the right type of course for you!
Various Types of Courses We Offer
Full Online Courses
Community College of Aurora offers Colorado online classes that are taken fully online, where all instruction and assignments are completed online using a learning management system. Students complete assignments online from wherever and whenever they wish! Many people who take online courses also have full-time jobs, and find the convenience of online courses the best way to complete their degree.
Hybrid Online Courses
Hybrid online courses are another alternative that combine the flexibility of online courses with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the instructor and classmates. Some of the work is completed online using a learning management system, and the remainder through scheduled meeting times that are published for each course. Some or all meeting times may be mandatory depending upon the course and instructor.
Self-paced courses start at the beginning of the semester and must be completed in one semester, allowing students to progress at their own pace during the semester. Self-paced courses may require due dates on certain assignments, depending on the course and instructor. The courses are Internet based; however, instructors are available to meet with individual students at specified times. Still wondering if online learning is right for you? Learn more about obtaining an online education at CCA.
Consider CCA’s non-credit programming that provides learners with a self-paced, fully online, cost-effective way to build skills and prepare for the workforce quickly. Non-credit courses are also a great way for prospective students to test out a particular content area before committing to a for-credit certificate or degree program at CCA. Industry-recognized certification programs are currently available in careers like: cybersecurity and information technology, coding/programming, healthcare, business leadership and management, entrepreneurship, project management, logistics, and many more! Learn more about CCA’s short-term non-credit courses on CCA's Workforce & Professional Development page.
Note: Registration for online for-credit courses follows the same procedure as enrolling in any other courses. Start by applying for admission. If you have questions on the registration process, call 303-360-4700. To enroll in non-credit courses, visit CCA's Workforce & Professional Development page, locate a course that interests you, and click "Register" to start learning right away.
State Authorization Guidelines – Please consult this document for a list of states where CCA is currently authorized to offer online classes.