Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Welcome From the President

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College, a vibrant institution dedicated to your success!

We are proud to serve our community with flexible, high-quality education at an affordable price. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally.

Imagine the possibilities at Red Rocks:

Choices

Choose from over 300 programs and 650 courses including those that are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado four-year institutions.

Support

Benefit from the supportive environment that is created by our knowledgeable, dedicated staff and faculty. Learn in small classes, where you receive the personal attention you need to accomplish your goals.

Experience

Our talented instructors bring years of real-world experience and education into the classroom, providing students with the most current and relevant information in their fields.

Convenience

Courses are offered at two campus locations during days, evenings, and weekends. Choose from classroom, online, self-paced, or accelerated courses – all designed to fit into your busy lifestyle.

Affordability

Red Rocks is affordable. Financial aid and scholarships are available, and we have an extensive job placement and internship program.

Welcome to our community. The staff and faculty at Red Rocks Community College are here to serve you and deliver what you need to succeed.

Dr. Michele Haney

President, Red Rocks Community College

Dr. Haney joined RRCC in 2008, bringing with her nearly 30 years of community college leadership. During her tenure, she has worked to improve technology to expand teaching and learning opportunities, helped streamline the transition of high school students into dual enrollment programs, and initiated plans to expand grant funding and workforce development. Dr. Haney’s leadership has increased student retention, graduation, and minority enrollment. Prior to RRCC, Dr. Haney served as president of Morgan Community College, and in vice president and chief executive officer roles at Front Range Community College.

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2012 – Summer 2013

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions

Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

International Students

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights

Academic Standards

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Certificates

Noncredit Continuing Education

Degree Requirements

Programs

Accounting

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration

Anthropology

Applied Technology

Art

Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Service Technology

Biology

Business

Carpentry

Chemistry

Communication

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Construction Management and Technology Programs

Construction Management and Technology

Cosmetology

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dance

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education

Economics

Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering

English

Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages

Geology

History

Holistic Health

Industrial Maintenance Technology – Energy Maintenance

Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing

Mathematics

Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design

Nursing

Outdoor Recreation

Park Ranger Technology

Philosophy

Phlebotomy

Photography

Physical Education-Outdoor Education

Physician Assistant

Physics

Plumbing

Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Process Technology – Energy Operations

Psychology

Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Renewable Energy Technology

RN Refresher

Secondary Education

Sociology

Sonography

Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology

Welding

Wind Energy Technology

Woodworking

Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

ANT – Anthropology Courses

ARA – Arabic Courses

ARM – Military Science Courses (U.S. Army ROTC)

ART – Art Courses

ASE – Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL – American Sign Language Courses

AST – Astronomy Courses

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology Courses

BIO – Biology Courses

BTE– Business Technology Courses

BUS – Business Courses

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

CAR – Carpentry Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CMD – Communication Disorders Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication Courses

CON – Construction Technology Courses

COS – Cosmetology Courses

CRJ – Criminal Justice Courses

CSC – Computer Science Courses

CUA – Culinary Arts Courses

CWB – Computer Web Courses

DAN – Dance Courses

DEA - Dental Assisting Courses

DMS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

DPM – Diesel Courses

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGT – Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

EIC – Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential Courses

EMP – Emergency Management and Planning Courses

EMS – Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG – English Courses

ENT – Engineering Technology Courses

ENV – Environmental Science Courses

ENY – Energy Technology Courses

ESL – English as a Second Language Courses

EST – Esthetician Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HEM – Heavy Equipment Mechanics Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

IND – Interior Design Courses

IMA – Industrial Maintenance Technology Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Academy Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MIL – Milwright Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MUS – Music Courses

NAT – Nail Technician Courses

NRE – Natural Resources Courses

NUA – Nurse Aide Courses

NUR – Nursing Courses

OSH – Occupational Safety Technician Courses

PAP – Physician Assistant Program Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PER – Physical Education and Recreation Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PPT – Power Plant Technology Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PRO – Process Technology Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REA – Reading Courses

REE – Real Estate Courses

RTE – Radiologic Technology Courses

RUS – Russian Courses

SBM – Small Business Management Courses

SCI – Science Courses

SOC – Sociology Courses

SPA – Spanish Courses

SVT – Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

TEC – Technical Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

WTG Wind Turbine Generation Courses

WTG 100 Introduction to Wind Industry

Guide To Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory

Index