2021-2022 Catalog

Community College of Aurora

CCA offers a culture of success

Community College of Aurora is a student-centered institution with a laser focus on student success. Our goal is to enable students to achieve their goals. We provide personalized attention and education that builds self-confidence and prepares students for future challenges.

CCA offers exceptional educational value

We offer exceptional educational value to residents of Aurora, the greater Denver metropolitan area and beyond through our distinctive and innovative programs; immersive learning models; and dedicated, passionate and highly qualified faculty and support staff.


CCA supports and cultivates community

As an integral part of the greater Aurora community, we are an inclusive institution with a welcoming culture. We care for and support our students, promote equity in teaching and learning and provide students with a sense of belonging and an environment that cultivates enhanced self-esteem.


CCA’s diverse learning environment helps prepare students for a global society

CCA is a diverse community that enjoys and celebrates its diversity. The varied and extensive backgrounds of our students and employees foster a greater understanding of and compassion for one another, while broadening worldviews and providing a well-rounded knowledge base.

Next Steps

  1. Flip through our viewbook at www.CCAurora.edu/about-cca/why-cca.
  2. Learn more about CCA visit www.CCAurora.edu/about-cca.
  3. Check out CCA programs of study visit www.ccaurora.edu/programs-classes/departments
  4. Find out more about cost at www.CCAurora.edu/students/paying-college.
  5. Get started on the application process at www.CCAurora.edu/students/getting-started.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.
CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, instructors, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.
Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:

• Create an Inclusive Excellence plan
• Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom
• Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom
• Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness
• Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence
• Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders
• Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence
• Foster a climate for open dialogue
• Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction

Sonder is a five-part developmental series for CCA Student Employees that facilitates the learning of theoretical concepts surrounding Inclusive Excellence and reflects practical applications within personal lives, academic pursuits, and supporting the Student Employee's department. If you would like to be added to a future Sonder cohort, or have any questions, please contact Mike Roderique, Inclusive Excellence Training Coordinator, at michael.roderique@ccaurora.edu or 303-360-4743. For more information about Sonder please visit this link https://www.ccaurora.edu/about-cca/inclusive-excellence/ie-cca-students.

To learn more about how to get involved in Inclusive Excellence please visit this website https://www.ccaurora.edu/about-cca/inclusive-excellence/council-meetings-leadership-team