Instructor (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – March 23, 2012
CCA is a great place to work for those with a passion for the underserved people in our society. The Academic Enrichment Center is committed to helping people achieve the necessary skills for college entrance. The mission is clear with all who work there.
Philosophy Instructor (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – June 10, 2016
Teaching at the Community College of Aurora has much to recommend it. Sharing a common goal--effective teaching--with the people around me is very rewarding. Overall, the work culture is friendly and supportive. Unfortunately, the drawbacks, curtailed per-class pay for adjunct faculty and uncertainty regarding class load from semester to semester, make for a fair amount of stress. I would like to continue teaching online part-time while working at another position part-time, preferably mornings.
Assist student with basic academic needs in a study center forum Maintain student rental agreements of office equipment including calculators and textbooks Operate under work-study guidelines as well as follow Library policy and procedures Maintain a clean and organized study lab for students attending the college. Assist Professors with academic related needs
Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) – colorado – April 1, 2015
Pro: The college is always adapting to its culture and community. You do have the use of paper and other administrative tools.
Con: Part time instructors are paid poorly. There are no benefits, no job or wage guarantees. There is no evaluation policy for part time instructors. Evaluations are based on the feedback from students and from peer observations.
There are many hard parts involved in teaching. 1. Long and many hours spent preparing to lecture 2. Research adult learning activities 3. Developing and giving assessments. 4. Coaching and facilitating classroom management.
The most enjoyable part of the job can be the students. Another enjoyable part of the job is being in a learning environment.
Office Assistant/ Teacher's assistant (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – February 9, 2015
water the plants, check supplies, restock anything needed in buildings, sort the mail + deliver if needed, check in box and file correctly, clean office areas, set up messaging for teachers to call if assistance needed, run whatever errands needed throughout the day
what I learned- Filing, organization, time management, spreadsheets
Management- organized, professional, easy to work with
co workers- only worker ( everyone was my manager )
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 14, 2014
An average workday for me was pleasant, I learned how to work with fellow-students and how to help them manage their daily administrative and sometimes, personal needs. My peers and coworkers were all supportive, never had to deal with conflict.
There is training at this school with a lot of support from management
Aurora Language Center (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 9, 2014
The Aurora Language Center which is part of The Community College of Aurora is a wonderful place to grow in one's career. I learned how to use the projector and computer to teach my classes. The students were wonderful and very eager to learn inspiring me to aid them as much as possible with innovative and creative ways to teach my classes.
A place to learn entry level skills for a position in the Accounting field.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 11, 2014
My afternoons started mid day for just a few hours a week, as a work-study student. I would assist the accountant with filing and matching invoices. I learned how input reconciliations in their in house system, as well as effectively contacting various departments at various universities. I assisted a few different departments and all the workers were all very busy and helpful. The hardest part of the job is making sure that when I scanned documents that the documents would scan precisely. The most enjoyable part of the job was the relaxed atmosphere.
Great department in a growing college system in Aurora
Adjunct Instructor for Art & Design Dept. (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 14, 2013
CCA has a great work environment in a growing art department. The facilities are up-to-date with new computers, and the staff is accessible and supportive. This was my first experience teaching, and I was able to learn and improve my coursework.
Limited hours and last-minute course cancellations
analyst (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – March 19, 2013
I went into my job at CCA with a lot of enthusiasm only to find that the people I had to work with excelled in time-suckage and didn't seem to care about getting work done. As a result, I quickly left. If you are a slacker, this may be the employer for you. My manager actually told me to work slowly on projects and not to get noticed right away. I felt like Tom Hanks in Big. Additionally, although I brought a decade of experience to the job, my manager told me that my job was an apprenticeship. It was degrading. He sat in a chair in my office constantly moaning and telling his computer that he hated it while I was trying to work. My manager spent most of his time with his head out the door trying to find people to talk to. I appreciate having a good relationship with coworkers but this was extreme. One of the things that bothered me the most was the College had a newer version of expensive proprietary software (version 18) but my boss insisted that everyone write their code in version 10 which was pre-2000, and contained none of the graphics and ad-ons that made the newer software so robust. As a new employee, my workload was over four years old because no one bothered to update materials in four years, and they suddenly needed the materials because they were going through accreditation. Frankly I am surprised that the overall rating for this place is so high.