Red Rocks Community College News Release

More information: Kim Rein
September 20, 2012                                                                          


RMEC Earns Renewal of Training Center Status
Center also celebrates 20 years as Region VIII OSHA training institute


LAKEWOOD, CO – In November, RRCC’s Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC) celebrates 20 years as an OSHA Education Center Training Institute serving region VIII, which includes the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota. This milestone is also marked by the announcement this week that RMEC’s institute authorization has been successfully renewed for an additional five years by the Department of Labor’s OSHA.

In the last 20 years RMEC has provided training in work place safety, environmental compliance, and industrial health for more than 70,000 students. RMEC provides trainer courses to authorize safety professionals in construction and general industry to conduct OSHA authorized worker training in the OSHA standards. Rocky Mountain Education Center joins 24 OSHA training institutes and four newly authorized institutes nationwide in the mission to provide safety, industrial health, and environment training to the construction and industrial workforce.

Rocky Mountain Education Center is leading the effort to develop a new OSHA authorized safety training program for those working in the oil and gas industry. RMEC’s Executive Director, Joan Smith, expressed her enthusiasm for the continued work ahead.

“We are pleased to learn of the continued support of OSHA for the training programs we provide,” said Smith. “We have partnered with the North Dakota Safety Council and the McMurray Training Center in Wyoming to help us provide OSHA authorized training programs in these states to serve the oil and gas workers employed in the Bakken and Niobrara Basins. To expand our reach, we have also partnered with Aims Community College in Greeley to offer additional training locations to serve the workers employed in Colorado’s DJ Basin.”

For more information contact Joan Smith at 303-914-6420 or

About RMEC/OSHA Training Institute
OSHA training is how the Rocky Mountain Education Center has earned their high quality reputation. RMEC is a leader in many areas of certification training with courses offered in the following areas: Health and safety education in an online format, water and storm water management, electrical code, renewable energy & energy efficiency, and specialist training certificate programs for the health and safety professional. RMEC provides on-site, customized training worldwide.

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.