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Course

Title

CRN

Instructors

Start Date

End Date

Accelerated and Hybrid Courses

         
HUM 115040 World Mythology 32526 Berman M 1/26/15 5/11/15
HWE 129001 Wilderness First Responder 33154 Burke M 1/26/15 3/16/15
MOT 130040 Insurance Billing and Coding 30403 Hardin R 1/26/15 5/11/15
PSY 101009 General Psychology 1 30779 Schreibman W 1/26/15 3/9/15
SBM 103040 Legal Aspects-Small Business 32233 Culpepper L 2/3/15 2/12/15
GEO 105040 World Regional Geography 32679 Elliott J 2/4/15 5/6/15
HIS 243001 History of Modern China 32988 Howell C 2/9/15 5/11/15
HIS 247471 20th Century World History 32989 Pawlek L 2/9/15 5/12/15
HUM 115471 World Mythology 33212 Stearns L 2/9/15 5/12/15
MAT 050019 Quantitative Literacy 33230 Stein J 2/10/15 5/12/15
MUS 120472 Music Appreciation 33113 Dorris J 2/16/15 4/14/15
SBM 106040 Recordkeeping-Small Business 32234 Filter D 2/17/15 2/26/15
HIS 225471 Colorado History 32337 Ordway K 2/23/15 5/12/15
SBM 108040 Marketing for a Small Business 32235 Tierney J 3/3/15 3/12/15
NUA 101640 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 31552 FACULTY 3/7/15 5/9/15
NUA 101242 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 32236 FACULTY 3/9/15 5/10/15
AEC 225001 Architectural Design & Develop 33159 Thompson T 3/12/15 5/12/15
ART 110471 Art Appreciation 30067 Wells L 3/12/15 5/12/15
CAD 102470 Computer Aided Drafting II 32114 Ochoa D 3/12/15 5/12/15
CIS 243040 Introduction to SQL 32564 Tuepker M 3/12/15 5/12/15
CNG 125001 Networking II: Network + 31319 DeMott A 3/12/15 5/12/15
CNG 125002 Networking II: Network + 32326 Murdock J 3/12/15 5/12/15
EMS 122001 EMT Medical Emergencies 32610 Wifall S 3/12/15 5/12/15
EMS 122002 EMT Medical Emergencies 32611 Brown S 3/12/15 5/12/15
EMS 122004 EMT Medical Emergencies 32613 Vroman R 3/12/15 5/8/15
MAN 215470 Organizational Behavior 32246 Tenhulzen G 3/12/15 5/12/15
MAR 216470 Principles of Marketing 31835 Tierney J 3/12/15 5/12/15
MAT 107002 Career Math 31784 Schauble J 3/12/15 5/12/15
MOT 120470 Medical Office Financial Management  31848 Lunsford-Elson L 3/12/15 5/12/15
MUS 120471 Music Appreciation 31096 Bigelow I 3/12/15 5/12/15
MUS 122470 Music Hist Romantic-Prsnt 33117 Bigelow I 3/12/15 5/12/15
SOC 101471 Introduction to Sociology I 30832 Stablein S 3/12/15 5/12/15
THE 109001 Basics of Pattern Drafting 31358 Harrison N 3/12/15 5/12/15
THE 202001 Intermed Costume Construction 32263 Harrison N 3/12/15 5/12/15
OUT 101001 Mountaineering 32641 Mackinnon J 3/13/15 4/11/15
CAD 102001 Computer Aided Drafting II 31557 Ochoa D 3/16/15 5/11/15
CAD 262001 3D Printing 33161 Fischer J 3/16/15 5/11/15
CNG 122001 Computer Technician II: A+ 33088 Humphrey K 3/16/15 5/11/15
CNG 263040 CISCO Network Associate IV 32276 Fida El-Din A 3/16/15 5/11/15
COM 125005 Interpersonnal Communication 31315 Dewald S 3/16/15 5/11/15
ECO 201471 Prin of Macroeconomics 33292 Denison D 3/16/15 5/12/15
ECO 202471 Prin of MIcroeconomics 33293 Denison D 3/16/15 5/12/15
ESL 096002 Low Advanced Intensive English 32082 FACULTY 3/16/15 5/15/15
HHP 263240 Create Holistic Bus Practice 32490 Greene N 3/16/15 4/13/15
HPR 240240 Death & Bereavement in Society 32756 FACULTY 3/16/15 5/11/15
HUM 115006 World Mythology 33211 FACULTY 3/16/15 5/11/15
PSY 102005 General Psychology II 30021 Schreibman W 3/16/15 5/4/15
CAD 102002 Computer Aided Drafting II 32340 Thompson T 3/17/15 5/12/15
CAD 227001 Advanced Revit Architecture 31488 Rodriguez R 3/17/15 5/12/15
SBM 110040 Managing a Small Business 32073 Cassaday 3/17/15 4/2/15
MOT 120040 Medical Office Financial Management  30782 Lunsford-Elson L 3/18/15 5/6/15
NUA 105240 Home Health Aide Theory 32758 FACULTY 3/31/15 4/28/15
SBM 112040  Financing a Small Business 32074 Laverty D 4/7/15 4/16/15
SBM 113040 Writing a Business Plan 32075 Emmer R 4/28/15 5/7/15
           

Online Courses

         
MUS 120472 Music Appreciation 33113 Dorris J 2/12/15 4/14/15
HIS 225471 Colorado History 32337 Ordway K 2/23/15 5/12/15
ART 110471 Art Appreciation 30067 Wells L 3/12/15 5/12/15
CAD 102470 Computer Aided Drafting II 32114 Ochoa D 3/12/15 5/12/15
MAN 215470 Organizational Behavior 32246 Tenhulzen G 3/12/15 5/12/15
MAR 216470 Principles of Marketing  31835 Tierney J 3/12/15 5/12/15
MOT 120470 Medical Office Financial Management 31835 Tierney J 3/12/15 5/12/15
MUS 120471 Music Appreciation 31096 Tierney J 3/12/15 5/12/15
MUS 122470 Music History Romantic-Present  33117 Bigelow I 3/12/15 5/12/15
PHO 276470 Creation of Portfolio 33320 Clements A 3/12/15 5/12/15
SOC 101471 Introduction to Sociology I 30832 Stablein S 3/12/15 5/12/15
MAN 117470 Time Management 33109 Kerrigan L 3/31/15 5/5/15
HHP 213470 Spiritual Care 32754 Wilder E 4/7/15 4/28/15
           

Weekend Courses

         
ECO 201601 (S) Principles of Macroeconomic 32351 Martin C (2) 1/30/15 2/14/15
HVA 141601 Sheet Metal Fabrication  33035 Parkinson L (1) 1/30/15 4/17/15
SOC 101601 (S) Introduction to Sociology I 31086 Touitou M 1/30/15 2/14/15
CIS 118601 (S) Intro PC Apps Win7 and Office2013 33279 Gonzalez B (5) 1/31/15 5/9/15
HWE 100601 (S) Human Nutrition  30760 DeBell L (5) 1/31/15 2/14/15
THE 116601 (S) Technical Theatre  30799 Murray R (5) 1/31/15 3/14/15
THE 151601 (S)  Stagecraft I 31797 Murray R (5) 1/31/15 3/14/15
HHP 109621 Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Care  32070 Straub T 2/1/15 2/8/15
AST 109601 Colorado Night Sky II  31774 Curchin J 2/6/15 4/10/15
SBM 103601 (S) Legal Aspects-Small Business  30772 Culpepper L 2/6/15 2/7/15
ANT 101621 Cultural Anthropology 31977 Gengenbach K 2/6/15 2/21/15
COM 115601 (S) Public Speaking 31312 Knappe R 2/7/15 3/14/15
EIC 130601 (S) National Electrical Code I 30807 FACULTY 2/7/15 3/21/15
BUS 226621 Business Statistics 31099 Thompson B 2/8/15 5/10/15
MAT 135621 Introduction to Statistics 31040 Thompson B 2/8/15 5/10/15
FIW 276601 (S) Wooden Hand Plane Construction  32696 Gillespie S 2/13/15 2/21/15
GEY 116601 Gems, Crystals, and Minerals 30802 Raines C 2/13/15 3/13/15
MUS 120601 (S) Music Appreciation 30805 Studinger B 2/13/15 2/28/15
PSY 175601 (S) Managing Stress 30780 Courson R 2/13/15 2/14/15
PSY 235601 (S) Human Growth and Development 32037 James E 2/13/15 2/28/15
PHI 116621 World Religions - East 30793 Felese W 2/13/15 2/28/15
HHP 166621 Introduction to Reflexology  30763 Thompson H 2/15/15 2/22/15
BUS 115601 (S) Introduction to Business 30812 Landuyt P 2/20/15 3/7/15
SBM 106601 (S) Recordkeeping-Small Business  30773 Campbell J 2/20/15 2/21/15
EDU 133641 Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education 32871 Carr K 2/22/15 3/15/15
ART 110601 (S) Art Appreciation 30759 Miller J 2/27/15 3/14/15
ECO 202601 (S) Principles of Microeconomic 32352 Martin C 2/27/15 3/14/15
SOC 102601 (S) Introduction to Sociology II 31334 Matison M 2/27/15 3/14/15
COM 125601 (S) Interpersonnal Communication 31800 Dewald S 2/28/15 3/15/15
HHP 107621 Managing Life`s Stresses  31058 Wilder 3/1/15 3/8/15
NUA 101640 (S) Nurse Aide Health Care Skills 31552 FACULTY 3/3/15 5/9/15
PHI 123621 Native American Religion  30795 Briel J 3/6/14 3/21/14
GEO 105602 (S) World Regional Geography 31983 Rahtz D 3/6/15 3/21/15
HIS 247601 (S) 20th Century World History 32761 Lawrence S 3/6/15 3/21/15
PSY 204601 (S) Relations: Challenges/Choices 32224 Kelly K 3/6/15 3/7/15
PSY 249601 (S) Abnormal Psycnoloogy 31845 Swain K 3/6/15 3/21/15
SBM 108601 (S) Marketing for a Small Business  30774 Armelino D 3/6/15 3/7/15
PHI 112621 Ethics 30791 Till G 3/6/15 3/21/15
HPR 108601 (S) Dietary Nutrition  31057 Speare E 3/7/15 3/21/15
CAR 123601 (S) Roof Framing 31657 Nelson D 3/8/15 3/9/15
SBM 110601 (S) Managing a Small Business 30775 Warren T 3/13/15 3/14/15
HHP 242621 Healing Touch Level I 31285 Anselme L 3/14/15 3/15/15
CAR 125601 (S) Roofing Materials and Methods  31658 Nelson H 3/21/15 3/22/15
HHP 260621 Advanced Reflexology 30767 Thompson H 3/22/15 4/5/15
GEY 140601 (S) Intro to Global Positioning Systems 30804 Camann E 4/1/15 4/11/15
HHP 243621 Healing Touch Level II  31286 Anselme L 4/9/15 4/12/15
FIW 277601 (S) Handplane Restoration 32698 Gillespie S 4/10/15 4/18/15
POS 105601 (S) Intro to Political Science  33274 Chun-Hess S 4/10/15 4/25/15
PSY 276601 (S) Psy of Spiritual Growth 30800 Courson R 4/10/15 4/11/15
SBM 112601 (S) Financing a Small Business  30776 Campbell J 4/10/15 4/11/15
PHI 111621 Introduction to Philosophy 30788 Till G 4/10/15 4/25/15
PHI 140621 Religion in American Culture 30794 Briel J 4/10/15 4/25/15
PSY 235621 Human Growth and Development 31077 Bjelica D 4/10/15 4/25/15
EIC 124601 (S) Electrical Safety Requirements 31656 FACULTY 4/11/15 4/18/15
HVA 113601 (S) Refrigerant Recovery Training  31082 FACULTY 4/11/15 4/18/15
PHO 177601 (S) Framing and Finishing 32639 Olsson H 4/11/15 4/18/15
ENY 132601 NABCEP Entry Level Prep Class  31614 Wanek T 4/17/15 5/8/15
MUS 120602  (S) Music Appreciation 31792 Studinger B 4/17/15 5/2/15
PSY 117601 (S) Parenting 31667 Kneppe J 4/17/15 4/18/15
COM 265601 (S) Conflict Resolution 33358 Merritts E 4/18/15 4/25/15
GEY 130601  (S) Dinosaurs of Colorado  32289 Peavey N 4/18/15 5/3/15
OUT 158601 (S) Survival Plants in Spring I 32712 Seebeck R 4/18/15 4/26/15
SBM 113601 (S) Writing a Business Plan  30777 Laverty D 4/24/15 4/25/15
COM 126601 (S) Communication in Healthcare  31079 Rutt D 4/25/15 5/10/15
PHO 178601 (S) Communication in Healthcare  31045 Olsson H 4/25/15 5/2/15
PLU 108601 (S) Soldering and Brazing Skill 32346 FACULTY 4/25/15 5/1/15
HHP 113621 Your Heart’s Intention  31767 Szabo M 4/26/15 5/3/15
HHP 246621 Second Degree Reiki 32010 Paul S 4/26/15 5/3/15
SBM 175601 (S) Social Media 30778 Emmer R 5/8/15 5/9/15

 

 

 

Technical Questions

What is the browser compatibility for Desire2Learn?
What are the technical requirements for Desire2Learn?
What if I have a Macintosh?
I am having problems with Java, what do I do now?
I get a "Security Warning" window. What do I do?
How do I get to my course?
How do I get my Username and Password?
What if my password doesn't work?
What if I login, but my courses are missing?

General Questions

Do I need a book for my online class?
How do online courses work?
Are online courses easier than traditional face-to-face classes?
Are online courses accredited?
Do I need to visit the campus?
What are the major characteristics of an online learner?
Is there an instructor?
What if my Instructor wants me to take a proctored test online?
Do I have to live in Colorado?
Can I use financial aid with these courses?
How much does it cost?
How do I register for courses?
Can I start a course at any time?
Do I have to be online at a specific time?
How long do courses last?
Can I take courses on-campus and online at the same time?
What are some tips to help me be a successful online student?

Technical Questions

 

What is the browser compatibility for Desire2Learn?

  • Windows: Current version of Firefox (recommended) and Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 & 8.0.
  • Macintosh: Current version of Firefox (recommended) and Safari 3.1.

What are the technical requirements for Desire2Learn?

If you have a PC running Windows, you will need the following:

  • Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Vista
  • A supported and correctly configured Internet Browser
  • Java -JRE v.1.4.2.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x
  • Cookies enabled
  • Javascript enabled
  • Pop-up Windows enabled
  • Internet Connection (56k V.90) modem or better

What if I have a Macintosh?

Here are the requirements for Macintosh computers. See the next question for supported browsers.

  • Mac OS X
  • A supported and correctly configured Internet Browser
  • Java -JRE v.1.4.2.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x
  • Cookies enabled
  • Javascript enabled
  • Pop-up Windows enabled
  • Internet Connection (56k V.90) modem or better

I am having problems with Java, what do I do now?

Java 2 Runtime Environment is needed to use many features in Desire2Learn such as the Equation Editor, Chat and Whiteboard. If Java has not been installed, updated incorrectly on a computer then these programs may not function. Always click RUN—this will enable the Java to work properly.

I get a "Security Warning" window. What do I do?

You will be prompted with a Security Warning when you first log in. Check the box beside Always trust content from this publisher, and then click the Run button.

How do I get to my course?

After you have registered for your course, you can access it 24 hours later by logging in to http://online.rrcc.edu. Courses are not available until the first day of the semester. It is recommended that you access your course within the first couple of days of its start date.

How do I get my Username and Password?

Your user name will be your student identification number (the S# that you used to register with. It is also available at the top of your schedule and bill.) Your password is the same as your PIN you entered when you registered online. If you registered in person, your default PIN is MMDDYY of your birthday.

Note: If you created a personal pin, it is ONLY the first 6 characters of the self-selected PIN from the My Education Community registration system.

What if my password doesn't work?

If you are registered for a RRCC Online course (Section 470)

    • Make sure you are enrolled in the course. You must be registered to access a course website.
    • If you enroll after the first day of classes, you may have to wait until the next business day for your username and password to be added to the system.
    • Make sure you are using the correct password. For RRCC Online. See previous question. “How do I get my Username and Password?”
    • If you have tried these steps and still cannot login, contact 1.888.800.9198 or http://help.cccs.edu.

What if I login, but my courses are missing?

Your classes will not be visible to you until the first day of classes. If it is after the first day of classes, make sure you are enrolled and have registered for the class. Have you been enrolled in this class for at least 24 hours? If not, please wait and try again. It can take up to one business day for your registration to be added to your online course listing. If there is a problem with registration, contact the admissions office. For all other questions, contact 1.888.800.9198 or http://help.cccs.edu.

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General Questions

 

Do I need a book for my online class?

Some online classes do require a book and others do not. You can go to the bookstore at the Lakewood campus or you can check to see if your class requires a book by going to: http://rrcc.bkstore.com/bkstore/content

How do online courses work?

All you need is a computer, and a current email account. Internet connection, and an Internet Service Provider. From the Login page we provide you with instructions for logging on to our system. Once you are logged on, the courses you registered for are available. Within each course you may find a course syllabus, course content, communication tools, and/or tests. Your instructor will communicate with you via email to supply assignments and due dates.

Are online courses easier than traditional face-to-face classes?

Online courses are often more challenging than traditional face-to-face classes. This is because distance learning students need to be self-motivated and have good study skills. Courses require active participation through frequent online communication with instructors and other students; these courses are best suited for people who can manage their own time and take responsibility for their own education. Take our quiz to see how successful you would be in an online course.

Are online courses accredited?

Yes. RRCC Online courses and CCCOnline courses are accredited through North Central Association. They are fully equivalent to on-campus courses.

Do I need to visit the campus?

Depending on the course, you may need to come to campus to buy textbooks and other instructional materials, attend a mandatory orientation session and to take tests. In some cases, all class requirements may be met at a distance. Contact the instructor for details.

What are the major characteristics of an online learner?

Although there is no need to be a computer expert to take an online course. It has been found, for instance, that those who are successful in online courses display the following characteristics:

  • Having some computer skills is important.
  • Proficient or adequate technology skills.
  • Proficient or adequate reading and writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to motivate yourself to learn.
  • Ability to control your learning environment by scheduling appropriate amount of study time.
  • Ability to work on your own without constant explanation from an instructor.
  • Ability to think through problems on your own.

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Is there an instructor?

Yes! Your instructor maintains all the online course components during the semester. Additionally, your instructor is available by email to answer questions and discuss assignments.

Do I have to live in Colorado?

No. You can live anywhere and take courses through RRCC Online or CCCOnline. As long as you have access to the Internet, you can participate in our courses.

What if my Instructor wants me to take a proctored test online?

NCTA Proctored Testing Sites National College Testing Association.

Can I use financial aid with these courses?

Yes. Students taking courses through RRCC Online may be eligible for financial aid. To determine if you are eligible, you should contact a financial aid counselor at Red Rocks Community College.

How much does it cost?

RRCC Online and CCCOnline courses cost slightly more than classes offered in the classroom because of the additional cost for technology and technical support. To see current tuition rates see our tuition information on www.rrcc.edu/tuition.

How do I register for courses?

You register for online courses just as you would register for on-campus courses. See the admissions page for more information. You can also access the book store online. Students can also receive a discount on software.

Can I start a course at any time?

No, RRCC Online courses are offered at specific times during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. You will be expected to follow each course’s schedule as outlined in its syllabus.

Do I have to be online at a specific time?

In most cases, you will not have to be online at a specific time. Most of the courses are designed to be as flexible as possible while still allowing you to get the best education.
 

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How long do courses last?

RRCC Online fall and spring courses are 15 weeks long. Summer courses are 10 weeks long, and accelerated courses are 7 weeks long. For questions about having more or less time, contact your instructor. The course structure requires that you keep to these schedules in order to successfully complete the courses. If you feel you need more time, you can contact you instructor about getting an “Incomplete” grade for the course.

Can I take courses on-campus and online at the same time?

Yes, you can take on-campus and online courses at the same time. Remember, however, that online courses are as rigorous as on-campus courses and you should expect the same level of work or more.

What are some tips to help me be a successful online student?

  • Check your email frequently.
  • Log-on to your course every day or a minimum of 2-3 days a week.
  • Keep in contact with your instructor.
  • Advise the instructor promptly of any changes in your email address and/or telephone number.
  • Allow a reasonable amount of time for instructor responses.
  • Interact with your classmates as much as possible.
  • Contact the instructor by email for help if you have trouble understanding a unit of study.

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