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Hidden Gems

In college, there are the classes you have to take. But sometimes, there are classes you want to take. Take a look at some classes we like to call "Hidden Gems." These are lesser known or unique classes that offer students a course off the beaten path. Many of these classes are electives, so you might be able to fit them into your program of study.

Every other week throughout the year, we will feature a new "gem" on the website homepage. Keep an eye out for these special classes! And if you have an idea or a class you'd like to see featured, let us know by emailing the CCAC Marketing Department.


BUS 130 - Business Communications

BUS 130 - Business Communications covers everything from writing effective emails, memos, letters and reports to creating and delivering captivating presentations to writing resumes and interviewing for employment.

ENG 201 - Poetry

This course will introduce you to both classic and contemporary poems, teaching you the “language” of poetry.

ENG 120 – The Art of Film

Are you a movie buff? Do you want to take your love of cinema to the next level? Then ENG 120 - The Art of Film is for you!

FCL 109 - "It Wasn’t Aliens!" Critically Analyzing Pseudoarchaeology, Myths & Mysteries

This course is taught by a linguistic anthropologist who, for nearly 25 years, has conducted fieldwork in Mexico. Let this practicing scientist be your guide as you explore the marvels and discover the ingenuity of ancient and past civilizations, while also learning how to critically analyze topics of controversy in these areas.

CIT 111 - Introduction to Programming: Java

Are you interested in becoming a software developer? If so, start with this beginner-level course. Then continue your software development studies with CIT 130 (intermediate) and cap it off with CIT 244 (advanced).

BIO 121 - Principles of Sustainability

This course will help you develop an understanding of the economic, environmental, and equity (social justice) aspects of sustainability issues surrounding air quality, water availability, food and agriculture, energy, and shelter.