Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

AS Degree Requirements

Statewide GT (Guaranteed Transfer) Courses (39-44 credits). Approved Electives (16-21 credits) Total Credits (60 required).

Communication - 3 courses - (9 credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I (3)

ENG 122 English Composition II (3)

and either

COM 115 Public Speaking (3)

or

COM 125 Interpersonal Communication (3)

or

COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3)

• Communication is a CCCS (Colorado Community College System) requirement and is in addition to the Statewide Guaranteed (GT) transfer courses

Mathematics - 1 course - (3-5 credits)

MAT 121 College Algebra (4)

MAT 122 College Trigonometry (3)

MAT 166 Pre-Calculus (5)

MAT 201 Calculus I (5)

MAT 202 Calculus II (5)

MAT 204 Calculus III with Engineering Applications (5)

MAT 261 Differential Equations with Engineering Applications (4)

Arts and Humanities - 2 courses - (6 credits)

Select 2 courses from 2 different categories.

• Arts and Expression

ART 110 Art Appreciation (3)

ART 111 Art History Ancient to Medieval (3)

ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern (3)

ART 207 Art History 1900 – Present (3)

DAN 125 History of Dance I (3)

MUS 120 Music Appreciation (3)

MUS 121 Music History Medieval thru Classical (3)

MUS 122 Music History Romantic to Present (3)

MUS 123 Survey of World Music (3)

MUS 125 History of Jazz (3)

THE 105 Theatre Appreciation (3)

THE 211 Development of Theatre I (3)

THE 212 Development of Theatre II (3)

• Literature & Humanities

HUM 115 World Mythology (3)

HUM 121 Humanities: Early Civilization (3)

HUM 122 Humanities: Medieval to Modern (3)

HUM 123 Humanities: The Modern World (3)

LIT 115 Introduction to Literature (3)

LIT 201 World Literature to 1600 (3)

LIT 202 World Literature after 1600 (3)

LIT 205 Ethnic Literature (3)

LIT 211 American Literature to Civil War (3)

LIT 212 American Literature after Civil War (3)

LIT 221 British Literature to 1770 (3)

LIT 222 British Literature since 1770 (3)

LIT 225 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

LIT 268 Celtic Literature (3)

• Ways of Thinking

PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHI 112 Ethics (3)

PHI 113 Logic (3)

PHI 114 Comparative Religions (3)

PHI 214 Philosophy of Religion (3)

PHI 218 Philosophy of the Environment (3)

• Foreign Languages

(Must be intermediate/200-level)

FL 211 Second Year Foreign Language (3)

FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA

FL 212 Second Year Foreign Language (3)

FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA

History - 1 course - (3 credits)

HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I (3)

HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II (3)

HIS 111 World Civilization I (3)

HIS 112 World Civilization II (3)

HIS 201 U.S. History I (3)

HIS 202 U.S. History II (3)

HIS 207 American Environmental History (3)

HIS 208 American Indian History (3)

HIS 215 Women In History (3)

HIS 225 Colorado History (3)

HIS 236 U.S. History Since 1945 (3)

HIS 244 History of Latin America (3)

HIS 247 Contemporary World History (3)

Social and Behavioral Science - 2 courses - (6 credits)

Must cover two different categories

• Economic & Political Systems

ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues (3)

ECO 201 Macro Economics (3)

ECO 202 Micro Economics (3)

ECO 245 Environmental Economics (3)

POS 105 Introduction to Political Science (3)

POS 111 American Government (3)

POS 125 American State and Local Government (3)

POS 205 International Relations (3)

POS 225 Comparative Government (3)

• Geography

GEO 105 World Regional Geography (3)

GEO 106 Human Geography (3)

• Human Behavior, Cultural & Social Frameworks

AGR 260 World Interdependence-Population and Food (3)

ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 107 Introduction to Archaeology (3)

ANT 108 Archaeology of World Rock Art (3)

ANT 111 Physical Anthropology (3)

ANT 201 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (3)

ANT 215 Indians of North America (3)

ANT 250 Medical Anthropology (3)

COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3)

JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media (3)

PSY 101 General Psychology I (3)

PSY 102 General Psychology II (3)

PSY 205 Psychology of Gender (3)

PSY 217 Human Sexuality (3)

PSY 226 Social Psychology (3)

PSY 227 Psychology of Death and Dying (3)

PSY 235 Human Growth & Development (3)

PSY 238 Child Development (3)

PSY 240 Health Psychology (3)

PSY 249 Abnormal Psychology (3)

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II (3)

SOC 207 Environmental Sociology (3)

SOC 205 Sociology of Family Dynamics (3)

SOC 215 Contemporary Problems (3)

SOC 216 Sociology of Gender (3)

SOC 218 Sociology of Diversity (3)

SOC 220 Sociology of Religion (3)

SOC 231 Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3)

SOC 237 Sociology of Death & Dying (3)

Natural & Physical Sciences - 3 courses - (12-15 credits)

Must take 2 lab courses in sequence and an additional lab science course.

AST 101 Astronomy I (4)

AST 102 Astronomy II (4)

BIO 111 General College Biology I (5)

BIO 112 General College Biology II (5)

BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

BIO 204 Microbiology (4)

BIO 208 General College Microbiology (5)

BIO 220 General Zoology (5)

BIO 221 Botany (5)

CHE 111 General College Chemistry I (5)

CHE 112 General College Chemistry II (5)

ENV 101 Environmental Science (4)

GEY 111 Physical Geology (4)

GEY 112 Historical Geology (4)

GEY 135 Environmental Geology (4)

MET 150 General Meteorology (4)

NRE 251 General Oceanography (4)

PHY 111 Physics: Algebra Based I (5)

PHY 112 Physics: Algebra Based II (5)

PHY 211 Physics: Calculus Based I (5)

PHY 212 Physics: Calculus Based II (5)

Additional AS Catalog Requirements

The State-Guaranteed Colorado Community College General Education requirements and the Approved Elective Transferable courses have been incorporated into this AS degree. Completion of the degree with a "C" or higher in every course, guarantees that the student can transfer, upon admission, to any Colorado public Four-year college or university with 60 transferable credits. Grades "C" or higher are required for all general education coursework. "D" grades for elective courses will count for degree completion but will not transfer. In addition, a minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for degree completion. This is an open-ended degree plan, allowing students to tailor their coursework toward a particular transfer institution and/or major. Please refer to other degree offerings for specific articulations and designations.

When choosing general education requirements and electives, it is important to contact an advisor and the college or university where you intend to transfer. You will graduate under the catalog requirements listed for the semester in which you were first enrolled. If you interrupt attendance for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer term) or more, and then return, the catalog pertaining to the semester of re-admission is the governing document. Also you may choose to use the catalog that is in effect the semester you graduate. Be sure to obtain and keep a copy of the catalog governing your degree.

Approved AS Electives

These courses transfer to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. All courses will count toward the AS degree. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable. For specific information, please consult an advisor in the Advising Center.

In addition to general education courses, student must complete an additional 16-21 credits of approved electives, 14 credits of which are to be taken from any of the science or math courses listed above. These include AST, BIO, CHE, CSC, ENV, GEO 111 & 112, GEY, MET, NRE, PHY and MAT. Please see an advisor in your program of study for specific course suggestions. Credits earned above the minimum to satisfy a requirement may be applied to a different area.

Anthropology

ANT-All courses

Astronomy

AST-All courses

Biology

BIO-All courses except 105, 106 and 116

Chemistry

CHE-All courses

Computer Information
Systems

CIS 118, 240, 243, 268

Communication

COM-All courses

Communication Disorders

CMD-All courses

Computer Science

CSC 119, 160, 161, 165, 225, 236, 237 and 240

Economics

ECO-All courses

English

ENG-All courses above ENG 122

Environmental Science

ENV 101

Foreign Language

All courses except 101 and 102

Geography

GEO-All courses

Geology

GEY-All courses

Health and Wellness

HWE 100

Mathematics

MAT-All courses above 121

 

Except 123, 125, 135, 155, and 156

Meteorology

MET 150

Natural Resources

NRE 251

Physics

PHY-All courses except 105 and 107

Psychology

PSY 235

Many four-year college transfer guides are available via the CCHE website at:
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Guides/default.html

Other AS Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Science Degree.This must include 39-44 credits in general education transfer courses, which includes COM 115, 125, or 220 (3 credits), and 16-21 credits in the areas specified above in approved electives.
  2. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, consult an advisor for assistance in planning your program of study. Also consult the Transfer Guide for GPA requirements of the college (to which you are planning to transfer.)
  3. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
  4. You must file an Application for Graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate, according to the deadline published in the Class Schedule for that term (file in Admissions). You must apply to graduate within one year of completing degree requirements.
  5. No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward an associate degree program.
  6. There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AS degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  7. To earn multiple Red Rocks degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks.
  8. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the instructional vice president, up to 3 credits of internship may apply toward this degree.

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions

Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

RRCC Foundation

International Students

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights

Academic Standards

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Degree Requirements

AA - Degrees With Designation

AS - Degrees With Designation

Certificates

Noncredit Continuing Education

Programs and Areas of Study

Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

AGR – Agriculture 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

OUT - Outdoor Education 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

REC - Recreation 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