Research Biologist (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – May 23, 2012
In working as a research biologist, I was able to see my research through from concept to final post-flight testing. I wrote proposals to secure a flight, wrote all safety documents, and final reports. I was able to design and build the research payload, and perform flight component testing. Often, revisions had to be made due to the conditions of the flight. For instance, bacteria were modified throught transformation, the media was adjusted, and temperatures had to be maintained throughout the flight. It was challenging to find, or create suitable components for flight, but this was also very educational. It was sometimes challenging to work as a team and discover the strengths of teammates. Seeing the research payloads fly upon the NASA platforms was very fulfilling, however the most enjoyable part of my job was participating in the astronaut training program and flying on the "vomit comet" to perform some biological testing.
Adjunct Professor-Computer Info Sys Mgmt (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – April 26, 2017
Community College of Aurora is a diverse campus of traditional and non-traditional students. If someone desires to return to school, CCA i to be a student. it is also a good place to work. The faculty/administration works hard to help students to meet their education goal.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – April 22, 2017
I had a lot of fun as a student and teaching assistant at the same time. great experience with great people and great institution. Overall I can recommend this institution to anyone seeking a great learning and teaching experience..
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.