Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Grading Symbols

A Distinguished achievement for superior work

B Better than acceptable achievement

C Acceptable achievement for advancement in the same or related studies

D Less than acceptable achievement for advancement in the same or related studies (credit may not transfer or count toward some degrees or certificates)

F Failure to achieve or master the learning objectives of the course. A grade of F does not apply toward certificates or degrees.

AU Audit. If you want to take a course without earning credit, you can register to audit that course. You must pay full tuition and fees, and you will not receive the COF stipend for the course. You must declare your intention to audit no later than the course’s tuition refund date. Once you have registered to audit a course, you cannot change your registration from auditing to earning credit for the course. The college will not award credit for any audited course.

AW Administrative Withdrawal. The grade of AW may be given at the discretion of the individual faculty member.

W Withdrawal. Through Admissions, you have officially withdrawn from the course or the college by the approved date and time listed in the current semester’s schedule.

I Incomplete. If you are not able to complete the learning objectives before the end of a course because of verifiable extenuating circumstances, the instructor may assign a grade of incomplete at his or her discretion. Before you are eligible to receive an I, you must have completed a minimum of 75% of the course work with a grade of C (or higher). Before the end of the course, you are responsible for making arrangements with the instructor to sign an Incomplete Grade Contract. If you do not complete the course work by the agreed-upon deadline, the instructor will change the I to the letter grade stipulated in the contract. If no grade change is issued, the I will be changed to an F at the end of the next full semester, excluding summer.

S Satisfactory. Equivalent to a grade of C or higher and is available only for certain predesignated courses.

U Unsatisfactory. Equivalent to a grade of D or F and is available only for certain predesignated courses.

S/A, S/B, S/C These are satisfactory grades awarded only for developmental courses. The A, B, and C indicate the level of satisfactory performance. These grades are not included in the GPA calculation. The course will count for attempted and earned credits.

U/D, U/F These are unsatisfactory grades awarded only for developmental courses. The D and F indicate the level of unsatisfactory performance. These grades are not included in the GPA calculation. The course will count in attempted credits but will not carry earned credits.

SP Satisfactory Progress. Under the college’s continuous enrollment policy, certain courses have been designated open-entry. You are eligible to receive an SP only if you are enrolled in an open-entry course. By the end of the semester, you must have completed course work (prorated by your registration date) with a grade of C (or higher) before you can be eligible for an SP. Also, you can request an SP based on verifiable extenuating circumstances. Before the end of the semester, you are responsible for making arrangements with the instructor to sign an SP Grade Contract. If you do not complete the course work by the agreed-upon deadline, the instructor will change the SP to the letter grade stipulated in the contract. If no grade change is issued, the SP will be changed to an F at the end of the next full semester, excluding summer.

Z Placeholder. Grade not yet reported. If no grade is issued the Z will be changed to an F at the end of the next full semester, excluding summer.

Catalog Contents

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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