With hands-on, lab-based coursework leading to over seventy certificates and degrees, the Construction Technology program at Red Rocks Community College offers the most comprehensive construction education available in the region. Areas of emphasis include air conditioning/heating/refrigeration, electrical, and plumbing.
Students range from construction professionals looking for the occasional class to upgrade their job skills to high school students looking to jump-start their careers. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings, allowing students to further their education without interrupting their careers.
Partnerships with industry organizations encourage students to add to skills they have already acquired. Agreements with groups like the IBEW/NECA, and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (via Emily Griffith Opportunity School) award college credit towards an Associate of Applied Science degree to craftspeople that have completed apprentice training.
Three full-time and sixty nine part-time instructors offer many resources for customized training. By constantly recruiting instructors and advisory committee members from the ranks of local construction professionals, the program is able to keep curriculum current with the skills required by industry's top employers. Facilities at the college include comfortable meeting and classroom spaces in addition to 18,000 square feet of lab/shop space.
The 120+ courses available each semester cover a wide variety of subjects: electrical estimating, advanced fire alarm systems, hot water heating systems, building automation systems, international codes, refrigeration recovery, backflow prevention certification...there's something for everyone!