Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Faculty

Marlene Adzema

Associate Professor, Communication

M.A., Montclair State University; B.A., Montclair State University

Donna Armelino

Associate Professor, Business

M.S., Regis University; B.S. B.A., Regis University; A.A.S., Front Range Community College

Hill Baker

Assistant Professor, Music

M.Mus., University of Denver; B.Mus., University of Denver

Dean Barchers

Professor, Mathematics

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2003

M.S., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; B.S., Oklahoma Christian University

David-Matthew Barnes

Assistant Professor, Theatre

Inclusion & Diversity Service Award, 2016

M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte; B.A., Oglethorpe University

Jeremy Beard

Faculty, Idea Institute

Krysta Bearish

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; B.S. Biopsychology, Rider University; M.S.H.S. Physician Assistant Studies, George Washington University

Marjorie Berman

Professor, History

The Student Voice Endowed Teaching Chair, 2007-2009

Ph.D., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Colorado; B.A., Case Western Reserve University

Wendy Bird

Professor, Business

Mike Leprino Family Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair, 2013-2015

J.D., Wayne State University; B.A., Saginaw Valley State University

Amy Braziller

Professor, English

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2007

Mike Leprino Family Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair, 2007-2009

M.A., New York University; B.A., Empire State College

Jennifer Bresnahan

Assistant Professor, Nursing

M.S.N., Regis University; B.S.N., St Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Charlotte Briscoe

Assistant Professor, RTE Program Director, Medical Imaging

B.S., University of New Mexico; A.A.S., Community College of Denver

Robert Brown

Assistant Professor, Fire Science Technology

Outstanding Faculty Member of the year, 2013

B.A., Regis University

Steve Brown

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medical Services

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Amy Buckingham

Assistant Professor, Psychology

M.A., University of Denver; B.S., University of Vermont

Marty Calderone

Associate Professor, Mathematics

M.S., Northern Arizona University; B.A., University of Alaska; B.A., University of Alaska

Eleanor Camann

Associate Professor, Geology

Ph.D., University of North Carolina; B.S., University of Texas at Austin; B.S., Georgetown University

Chelsea Campbell

Assistant Professor, Water Quality Management Technology

M.S., University of Colorado Denver; B.S., Western Kentucky University

Johanna Carter

Associate Professor, English

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2005

M.A., George Mason University; B.S., West Chester State College

Soomin Chun-Hess

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2012

M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara

Sally Cirincione

Assistant Professor, Outdoor Education

M.A., Prescott College; B.A., Western State Colorado University

Alexis Clements

Assistant Professor, Multimedia Graphic Design

B.A., Art Institute of Colorado

Jeremy Cox

Assistant Professor, Fine Woodworking

M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.A., Bethel University

Gayle Crane

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Wyoming; B.A., Chadron State College

Paige Cudworth

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.A., University of Colorado Boulder; B.A., Willamette University

Deborah Dell

Assistant Professor, Art

M.A., University of Colorado; B.F.A., University of Colorado; B.A., University of Colorado

Christa Dobbs

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; B.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Heather Duncan

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2012

The Student Voice Endowed Teaching Chair, 2012-2014

M.A.T., Northern Arizona University; B.A., Fort Lewis College

Brandon English

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

"Swede" Johnson/Coors Endowed Teacher Chair, 2017-2019

Ph.D., The Colorado State University; B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Sara Fall

Faculty, English

M.A., University of Colorado Boulder

Craig Faulhaber

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.S., University of Colorado Boulder; B.S., Washington University in St Louis

Marie Pannier Feldmeier

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Tim Floyd

Assistant Professor, Emergency and Public Safety

B.S., Metropolitan State College

Adam Forland

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.S., Montana State University; B.A., Western State Colorado University

Brenda Forland

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.A., Montana State University; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Superior

Christina French

Assistant Professor, English

Mike Leprino Family Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair, 2016-2018

M.A. Virginia Technical University; B.A., Virginia Technical University

Michael Fulks

Associate Professor, Multimedia Graphic Design/Photography/Journalism

M.A.Ed., Seton Hall University; B.A., University of Colorado Boulder

Paul Gallagher

Assistant Professor, English

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2006; 2007; 2008

Mike Leprino Family Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair, 2010-2012

M.F.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington; B.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington

Candace Garrod

Professor, Computer Information System/ Computer Science

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 1995; Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2011

"Swede" Johnson/Coors Endowed Teacher Chair, 2002-2004

M.Ed., Colorado State University; B.Ed., Colorado State University

Art Gomez

Assistant Professor, Fire Science Technology

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Tracy Gray

Assistant Professor, Biology

M.S., University of Arkansas; B.S.E., University of Arkansas

Thomas Harrop

Assistant Professor, Multimedia Graphic Design

M.S., Brooks Institute of Photography; B.A., Brooks Institute of Photography

Nora Hebert

Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; A.B., University of California at Berkeley

Meredith Hibit

Associate Professor, Foreign Language

M.A., University of Kansas; B.A., University of Kansas

Lynnette Hoerner

Assistant Professor, Physics

M.S., University of Texas, Dallas; B.S., Colorado School of Mines

Chris Howell

Assistant Professor, History

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2012

M.A., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Lauren Hussey

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

Physician Assistant Program, Red Rocks Community College; M.S., Saint Francis University

Erika Iverson

Assistant Professor, Director of PA Grants, Physician Assistant Program

M.P.H., University of Colorado-Denver; B.S. Public Health, Spanish

Dayna Jaynstein

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, University of St. Francis; B.A., University of Denver

Andrew Johnston

Assistant Professor, Business/Accounting

M.B.A, Regis University; B.A., University of Colorado Denver

Steven Kaye

Associate Professor, Biology

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 1997; 1999; 2002; 2009

"Swede" Johnson/Coors Endowed Teaching Chair, 2005-2007

M.Ed., University of Hawaii; B.A., University of Hawaii

Janiece Kneppe

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

M.A., Concordia University

Joanna Liebelt

Faculty, Communication Studies

M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Shaun Lynch

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; M.M.S, Physician Assistant, Emory University; M.S. Exercise Science, Appalachian State University; B.S. Exercise Physiology, East Carolina University

Jonas Mabey

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

M.A., St. Johns College; M.A., St. Johns College; B.A., Bemidji State University

Elyse Marsh

Associate Professor, English

M.F.A., University of Iowa; B.A., Smith College

Carol Martin

Assistant Professor, Economics

M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Merri Mattison

Associate Professor, Sociology

The Student Voice Endowed Teaching Chair, 2015

Ph.D., Antioch University; M.S.W., Canyon College; M.A., Central Michigan University; B.S., Central Michigan University; A.S., Gogebic Community College

Blake Mayberry

Assistant Professor, Geography

Ph.D., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha; B.A., University of Iowa

Jason McCloskey

Assistant Professor, Fine Woodworking

M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; B.A., Simon’s Rock College of Bard

Joe Murdock

Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

M.S., Regis University; B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver; A.A., Red Rocks Community College; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Toni Nicholas

Assistant Professor, History

M.A., University of Vermont; B.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Thomas Niehoff

Professor, Mathematics

M.S., University of Colorado at Denver; B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; A.A., Florida Junior College at Jacksonville

Fawn Oates

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2010

"Swede" Johnson/Coors Endowed Teaching Chair 2011-2013

M.A., University of Denver; B.A., Sonoma State University; A.A., Modesto Junior College

Delia Ochoa

Associate Professor, Engineering Graphics Technology

M.E. Tech in Ed, Lesley University; B.A., Arte AC I Techologico de Monterrey; A.A.S. Interior Design, Arte AC I Technologico de Monterrey; A.A.S. Interior Design, CEDIM

Heather Ogle-Ross

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

M.D., Tel-Aviv University

Linda Pace

Assistant Professor, Medical Office Technology

B.A., University of Northern Colorado; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Valerie Paulson

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

M.S., DeSales University

Linnie Pawlek

Assistant Professor, History

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2015

M.A., University of Kent, Brussels; M.A., University Colorado at Denver; B.A., Wofford College

Jenning Prevatte

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education/Teacher Education

Arizona State University, West Campus; B.A., Northern Arizona University

Benjamin Rogers

Assistant Professor, Art

M.F.A., Arizona State University; B.F.A., Northern Kentucky University

Leah Rogin Roper

Assistant Professor, English

M.F.A., Naropa University; M.A., University of Northern Arizona; B.A., Western State University; A.A., Colorado Mountain College

Sandra McRae Sajbel

Faculty, English

M.A., University of Colorado Boulder

Berndt Savig

Assistant Professor, Art

"Swede" Johnson/Coors Endowed Teacher Chair, 2014-2016

M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi; B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Julie Schneider

Professor, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Kari Schoenwald

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; B.S,. Medical Technology, M.M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, St.Francis University; Physician Assistant Certificate, Red Rocks Community College

Danielle Scholl

Assistant Professor, Accounting

CPA; B.S., University of Wyoming

Rebecca Smith

Assistant Professor, English

M.A., University of Colorado Denver; B.A., The Ohio State University

Tana Smith

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

B.S., University of Denver; M.S., University of Denver; M.D., University of Colorado

Larry Snyder

Professor, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Renewable Energy Technology Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification, Ferris State University; Class A Mechanical License, City of Boulder; National Center for Construction Education and Research Certification in HVAC and Electrical

Barbra Sobhani

Assistant Professor, Physics

Honors Program Director

M.S., University of Arizona; B.S., Austin Peay State University; A.S., San Jacinto College

Daniel Sohl

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.S., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; B.S., Buena Vista University

Ellen Speare

Associate Professor, Health Sciences

B.A., San Jose State University; A.A., Foothill College

Sally Stablein

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2014

M.A., Humboldt State University; B.A., California State University San Marcos; A.A., Palomar Community College

Martha Stevens

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M.S., University of Washington; B.S., University of Wisconsin

Irina Strelnikova

Assistant Professor, Economics

M.A., Colorado State University; B.A., Colorado State University

Keith Swain

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Outstanding Full Time Instructor of the Year, 2012; 2013; 2014

Psy.D, California Coast University; M.A., Lesley University, B.A., Columbus State University

Janet Tarase

Assistant Professor, Accounting

M.A.F.I.S., Cleveland State University; B.S., Dyke College

Rich Thatcher

Professor, Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential

Licensed Master Electrician; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College; B.U.S., The University of Tennessee

Carol VonMichaelis

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; B.S.N., Regis University; Physician Assistant Studies, University of North Dakota

Robert Vroman

Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Services

M.Ed., Colorado State University; B.S., Western Carolina University

Troy Wanek

Assistant Professor, Energy Technology

B.S.B.A., University of Phoenix; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Marion Wells

Faculty, Physician Assistant Program

Certified Physician Assistant; M.H.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Duke University

Sara White

Faculty. Medical Imaging

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Kyle Whitecotton

Assistant Professor, English

M.F.A., Western State Colorado University; B.A., Western State College of Colorado; A.A., Colorado Mountain College

James Winter

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles; C.Phil., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Hampshire College

John Witwer

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

M.D., Cornell University Medical College; B.A., Amherst College

Brian Yates

Associate Professor, Foreign Language/Spanish

M.A., Villanova University; B.A., Yale University

Laura A. Zeeman

Professor, Anthropology/Geography/History

M.A., University of Wisconsin; B.A., Southern Connecticut State University

Catalog Contents

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RRCC Catalog - Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018

2017-2018 Addendum and Catalog Updates

Red Rocks Community College 2017-2018 Catalog

Academic Calendar

Welcome from the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions and Enrollment

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Paying for College

Tuition Rates and Fees

RRCC Foundation

Academic Matters

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Success Services and Campus Services

Certificates

Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AGS and AAS) and Smart Track Degrees

AA, AS, and AGS Degree Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS)

AAS Degree Requirements

DWD Degrees (AA and AS Degrees With Designation)

Bachelor Degrees (BAS, BS)

Master Degrees

GT Courses (Guarantee Transfer)

RMEC/OSHA Industry Training

Academic Programs and Areas of Study

Accounting

Accounting Certificates (Stackable)

Accounting Degrees (Stackable)

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Anthropology

Applied Technology

Art

Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Parts Management

Automotive Service Technology

Biology

Business

Carpentry

Chemistry

Communication

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Cosmetology

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dance

Dental Assisting

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education

Economics

Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Energy Technology

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering

English

Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages

French

Geography

Geology

Health Sciences Programs

History

Holistic Health

Honors Program

HVAC

Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing

Mathematics

Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Assisting Professional

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design

Nurse Assistance

Nursing

Outdoor Education

Park Ranger Technology

Philosophy

Phlebotomy

Photography

Physician Assistant Studies

Physics

Plumbing

Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Psychology

Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Secondary Education

Social Work

Sociology

Sonography

Spanish

Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology

Welding

Woodworking

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

CCR - College Composition and Reading Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication 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

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGG - Engineering 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

ETH - Ethnic Studies Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

FSW 100 S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

FSW 101 S-130 Firefighting Training

FVT - Film & Video Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HNR - Honors Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAP - Medical Assisting Professional Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MST - Massage Therapy 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

PAS - Physician Assistant Studies Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

PVT – Power Equipment and Sports Vehicle Technology Courses

REC - Recreational 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

SWK – Social Work Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

Guide to Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory

Index