FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


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Online: You don't need to come to campus

Online courses provide Red Rock’s students with the opportunity to take classes from home. Students log in to a dedicated server and ask questions of their teachers, share information with fellow students, and complete reading assignments, homework, and tests.
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Self-Paced/Flex: Design your own schedule

Working with an instructor, you’ll design your own schedule. Self-paced courses provide a great amount of flexibility and the opportunity to study when you have the most time to study.
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Hybrid: Part online, part in the classroom

Often called the “best of both worlds,” hybrid/flex courses are a mix of methodologies. Often students spend part of their time in the classroom and part of their time online. In other courses, time may be spent in a lab and working from home.
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Accelerated: Compress your class time

When your schedule doesn’t permit a 15-week class, try one of our accelerated classes. From 10 weeks, to 1 weekend, you’ll find a variety of classes to meet your scheduling needs. Be sure to check-out Weekend College classes for other accelerated options.
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Weekend College: Weekends only

Need to go to school only on weekends? Check out our course listing of the variety classes available beginning Fridays at 5:00 pm through Sunday. Most weekend classes are also accelerated.
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Learning Communities: Link two related courses into one

Learning Communities are two courses blended into one longer one. It is a convenient and interesting approach where objectives from two areas are blended to compliment one another. Learning Communities are not always offered each semester.
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CCCOnline: Can't find a RRCC class that fits your needs, try CCCOnline

Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline) provides community colleges throughout the state the ability to offer a wide range of online classes to their students. If you don’t find what you need on campus, check out www.ccconline.org.
 

Traditional: Participate with others traditionally in a classroom

Traditional classes give the student a chance to participate in lectures and discussions. It provides the student an opportunity to develop relationships with fellow students and instructors. Want a list of our latest courses? Check our schedule.
 

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Hybrid

Summer

Fall

Spring

 

Weekend College

Summer

Fall

Spring

 

Accelerated

Summer

Fall

Spring

 

Self-Paced/Flex

Summer

Fall

Spring

 

Learning Communities

 

Fall

Spring

 

CCCOnline

All Semesters

 

 

 

 

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Course

Title

CRN

Instructors

Start Date

End Date

Accelerated Courses

 

 

 

 

 

PHI 112007

Ethics

21800

Dang J

9/29/14

12/9/14

ART 110471

Art Appreciation

20521

Nielsen T

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAN 226470

Principles of Management

20585

Armelino D

10/9/14

12/9/14

MUS 120472

Music Appreciation

21063

Bigelow I

10/9/14

12/9/14

MUS 122470

Music History Romantic-Present

21294

Bigelow I

10/9/14

12/9/14

CAD 102001

Computer Aided Drafting II

21530

Ochoa D

10/9/14

12/9/14

CAD 102002

Computer Aided Drafting II

21598

Thompson

10/9/14

12/9/14

MOT 120470

Medical Office Financial Management

21906

Tillapaugh P

10/9/14

12/9/14

SOC 101471

Introduction to Sociology I

21990

Stablein S

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAR 220470

Principles of Advertising

22013

Tierney J

10/9/14

12/9/14

CAD 227001

Advanced Revit Architecture

22049

Rodriguez

10/9/14

12/9/14

POS 105470

Introduction to Political Science

22060

Chun-Hess S

10/9/14

12/9/14

CNG 125002

Networking II: Network +

22263

DeMott

10/9/14

12/9/14

THE 202001

Intermed Costume Construction

22494

Harrison N

10/9/14

12/9/14

FST 207470

Strategy and Tactics II

22522

Gilgren T

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAN 200470

Human Resource Management I

22656

Lilly L

10/9/14

12/9/14

AEC 102001

Residential Construction Draw

22663

FACULTY

10/9/14

12/9/14

HIS 225471

Colorado History

23023

Ordway K

10/9/14

12/9/14

EMS 122001

EMT Medical Emergencies

23033

Wifall S

10/9/14

12/9/14

EMS 122002

EMT Medical Emergencies

23034

Brown S

10/9/14

12/9/14

EMS 122004

EMT Medical Emergencies

23035

Vroman R

10/9/14

12/5/14

PSY 102004

general Psychology 

21049

Schreibman W

10/13/14

12/8/14

CNG 261040

CISCO Network Associate II

21061

Mott M

10/13/14

12/8/14

NUA 101002

Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

21071

Wright C

10/13/14

11/6/14

ESL 092001

High Basic Intensive English

21311

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/12/14

ESL 094001

Intermediate Intensive English

21312

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/12/14

ESL 096002

Low Advanced Intensive English

21313

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/12/14

COM 125006

Interpersonal Communication

21810

Dewald S

10/13/14

12/8/14

ESL 043002

Advanced Reading

22195

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/12/14

ESL 053002

Advanced Composition

22196

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/12/14

CNG 122001

Computer Technician II: A+

22911

Humphrey

10/13/14

12/8/14

HPR 240240

Death and Bereavement in Society

23010

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/8/14

MOT 120040

Medical Office Financial Management

21998

Tillapaugh P

10/15/14

12/3/14

CIS 243040

Introduction to SQL

22679

Tuepker

12/9/14

12/9/14

PHI 114001

Comparative Religions

22004

Felese W

12/10/14

12/16/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hybrid Courses

 

 

 

 

 

SBM 108040

Marketing for a Small Business

22017

Tierney J

9/30/14

10/9/14

CIS 243040

Introduction to SQL

22679

Tuepker

10/9/14

12/9/14

CNG 261040

CISCO Network Associate II

21061

Mott B

10/13/14

12/8/14

HPR 240240

Death and Bereavement in Society

23010

FACULTY

10/13/14

12/8/14

SBM 110040

Managing a Small Business

22226

Cassaday J

10/14/14

10/23/14

MOT 120040

Medical Office Financial Management

21998

Tillapaugh P

10/15/14

12/3/14

HPR 115640

Gerontology for Care Providers

23008

FACULTY

10/18/14

11/8/14

SBM 112040

Financing a Small Business

22227

Cassaday J

11/4/14

11/13/14

NUA 105240

Home Health Aide Theory

23011

FACULTY

11/10/14

12/8/14

HHP 213640

Spiritual Care

23007

Wilder E

11/11/14

12/9/14

HPR 156240

Introduction to Hospice Nursing

23009

FACULTY

11/11/14

12/9/14

SBM 113040

Writing a Business Plan

22228

Emmer R

11/18/14

12/4/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Courses

 

 

 

 

 

ART 110470

Art Appreciation

20100

Nielsen T

10/9/14

12/9/14

EDU 250470

CTE in Colorado

22370

Stoffel R

10/9/14

12/9/14

FST 207470

Strategy and Tactics II

22522

Gilgren T

10/9/14

12/9/14

HIS 225471

Colorado History

23023

Ordway K

10/9/14

12/9/14

LEA 221470

Community Problem Solving

22499

FACULTY

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAN 116470

Principles of Supervision

22012

Johnston A

9/9/14

12/9/14

MAN 117470

Time Management

22097

Kerrigan L

10/13/14

11/7/14

MAN 200470

Human Resource Management I

22656

Lilly L

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAN 226470

Principles of Management

20585

Armelino D

10/9/14

12/9/14

MAR 220470

Principles of Advertising

22013

Tierney J

10/9/14

12/9/14

MOT 120470

Medical Office Financial Management

21906

Tillapaugh P

10/9/14

12/9/14

MUS 120472

Music Appreciation

21063

Bigelow I

10/9/14

12/9/14

MUS 122470

Music History Romantic-Present

21294

Bigelow I

10/9/14

12/9/14

POS 105470

Introduction to Political Science

22060

Chun-Hess S

10/9/14

12/9/14

SOC 101471

Introduction to Sociology I

21990

Stablein S

10/9/14

12/9/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Paced/Flex Courses

 

 

 

 

 

BTE 108401

Ten-Key by Touch

20698

Burrus P

 

 

ECE 111401

Infant/Toddler Theory/Practice

22391

Peterson S

 

 

ECE 111402

Infant/Toddler Theory/Practice

22804

Peterson S

 

 

ECE 288411

Practicum II: Early Childh Education

21847

Kneppe J

 

 

ECE 288412

Practicum II: Early Childh Education

22396

Kneppe J

 

 

ENG 122401

English Composition 

22723

FACULTY

 

 

ENY 231411

Solar Contracting

22789

FACULTY

 

 

FIW 203411

Furniture III-Chair Making

22772

FACULTY

 

 

FST 209401

Fire Protection Systems

22767

FACULTY

 

 

HPR 215411

Phlebotomy Refresher

20979

Stoffel R

 

 

PED 110401

Fitness Center Activity I

22094

Roppolo A

 

 

PED 111401

Fitness Center Activity II

22095

Roppolo A

 

 

PHI 111411

Introduction to Philosophy

22288

Edwards K

 

 

PHI 111412

Introduction to Philosophy

22508

Edwards K

 

 

PHI 112411

Ethics

22289

Maybe J

 

 

PHI 112412

Ethics

22509

Maybe J

 

 

PHI 114411

Comparative Religions

22290

Edwards K

 

 

PHI 114412

Comparative Religions

22510

Edwards K

 

 

PHO 161411

Digital Capture Processing I

22788

FACULTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakewood Weekend College

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 175601 

Managing Stress

21773

Courson R (1)

9/19/14

9/20/14

SBM 106601 

Recordkeeping-Small Business

20893

Campbell J (1)

9/19/14

9/20/14

CAR 123601

Roof Framing

21783

Nelson D (1)

9/20/14

9/21/14

PHO 178601 

Fall Color Photo

21081

Olsson H (1)

9/20/14

9/27/14

AST 108601

Colorado Night Sky I

22119

Curchin J (1)

9/26/14

11/7/14

GEY 127601

Oil and Gas Geology

22678

Eleson J (1)

9/26/14

9/27/14

PSY 235601

Human Growth & Development

21263

James E (1)

9/26/14

10/11/14

FIW 176602 

Routers, Jigs and Joinery

23265

Gillespie S

10/3/14

10/11/14

GEO 106601

Human Geography

22982

Elliott J

10/3/14

10/18/14

HIS 121601

US History to Reconstruction

23015

Ordway K

10/3/14

10/18/14

SBM 108601 

Marketing for a Small Business

20894

Armelino D

10/3/14

10/4/14

GEY 143601 

Geology and Evolution of Caves

21511

Port

10/4/14

10/12/14

HPR 108601

Dietary Nutrition

22976

Speare E

10/4/14

10/18/14

MUS 106601

Songwriting

22416

Studinger B

10/10/14

10/25/14

HVA 113601 

Refrigerant Recovery Training

21559

Oldani H

10/11/14

10/18/14

FIW 277602

Wooden Handplane Making

23266

Gillespie S

10/17/14

10/25/14

PSY 101601

General Psychology I

21537

Garland C

10/17/14

11/1/14

PSY 276601 

Assertiveness Training

21777

Courson R

10/17/14

10/18/14

SBM 110601 

Managing a Small Business

20895

Warren T

10/17/14

10/18/14

CAR 125601

Roofing Materials and Methods

21784

Nelson D

10/18/14

10/19/14

COM 263601

Conflict Resolution

21517

Merritts E

10/18/14

10/25/14

HWE 100601

Human Nutrition

20868

DeBell L

10/18/14

11/1/14

MAN 117601

Time Management

20869

Levine K

10/24/14

10/25/14

EIC 124602

Electrical Safety Requirements

21812

Thatcher R

10/25/14

11/1/14

COM 126601

Communication in Healthcare

23386

Rutt D

10/25/14

11/9/14

HVA 113602

Refrigerant Recovery Training

20899

Oldani H

10/25/14

11/1/14

MUS 120602 

Music Appreciation:

22088

Studinger B

10/31/14

11/15/14

COM 125602

Interpersonal Communication

21729

Dewald S

11/1/14

11/16/14

PLU 108601 

Soldering and Brazing Skill

22516

Cerovski M

11/1/14

11/1/14

ENY 132601

NABCEP Entry Level Prep Class

22152

FACULTY

11/7/14

12/5/14

GEO 105601 

World Regional Geography

21261

Rahtz D

11/7/14

11/22/14

HIS 247601  

20th Century World History

21260

Donalson

11/7/14

11/22/14

PSY 249601 

Abnormal Psycholo

22118

Kelly K

11/7/14

11/22/14

SBM 112601 

Financing a Small Business

20896

Campbell J

11/7/14

11/8/14

SOC 220601

Sociology of Religion:

22248

Stableiln S

11/7/14

11/22/14

GEY 125601

Plate Tectonics

22570

Peavey N

11/8/14

11/9/14

FIW 126601

French Polish

22321

Nelson R

11/9/14

11/15/14

FIW 276602

Metal Spinning

23105

Wilson V

11/14/14

11/23/14

HPR 102603

CPR for Professionals

21541

Clark K

11/15/14

11/15/14

COM 265601

Effective Presentations

23129

Lindstrom G

11/22/14

12/6/14

SBM 113601

Writing a Business Plan

20897

Laverty D

12/5/14

12/6/14

 

First Aid and Adult CPR

22185

Moriarty C

10/11/18

10/11/18

Arvada Weekend College

 

 

 

 

 

HHP 164621

Introduction to Hand Reflexology

20904

Thompson H

9/26/14

10/3/14

PHI 112621

Ethics

20873

Till G

9/26/14

10/11/14

PHI 202621

Religion and Film

20877

Briel J

9/26/14

10/11/14

PSY 276621

Parapsychology

22249

Macy D

10/3/14

10/31/14

HHP 109621

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Care

22252

Straub T

10/4/14

10/11/14

SOC 101621

Introduction to Sociology I

20903

Yabar M

10/17/14

11/1/14

HHP 169621

Introduction to Healing Hands and Feet

20905

Thompson H

10/18/14

10/25/14

HPR 115640

Gerontology for Care Providers

23008

FACULTY

10/18/14

11/8/14

HHP 269621 

Healing Presence

20891

Anselme L

11/1/14

11/8/14

PHI 123621

Native American Religion

20875

Briel J

11/7/14

11/22/14

SOC 102621 

Introduction to Sociology II

22503

FACULTY

11/7/14

11/22/14

HHP 213640

Spiritual Care

23007

Wilder E

11/11/14

12/9/14

PSY 275621

PSY of Spiritual Growth

20880

Courson R

11/14/14

11/15/14

HHP 130621

Reiki Level One

20884

Paul S

11/15/14

11/22/14

HHP 110621

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

20881

FACULTY

12/6/14

12/6/14

 

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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