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Course

Title

CRN

Instructor(s)

Start Date

End Date

Accelerated and Hybrid Courses

GEO 105040

World Regional Geography

32679

Elliott J

2/4/2015

5/6/2015

HIS 243001

History of Modern China

32988

Howell C

2/9/2015

5/11/2015

HIS 247471

20th Century World History

32989

Pawlek L

2/9/2015

5/12/2015

HUM 115471

World Mythology

33212

Stearns L

2/9/2015

5/12/2015

MAT 050019

Quantitative Literacy

33230

Stein J

2/10/2015

5/12/2015

MUS 120472

Music Appreciation

33113

Dorris J

2/16/2015

4/14/2015

SBM 106040

Recordkeeping-Small Business

32234

Filter D

2/17/2015

2/26/2015

HIS 225471

Colorado History

32337

Ordway K

2/23/2015

5/12/2015

SBM 108040

Marketing for a Small Business

32235

Tierney J

3/3/2015

3/12/2015

NUA 101640

Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

31552

FACULTY

3/7/2015

5/9/2015

NUA 101242

Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

32236

FACULTY

3/9/2015

5/10/2015

AEC 225001

Architectural Design & Develop

33159

Thompson T

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

ART 110471

Art Appreciation

30067

Wells L

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

CAD 102470

Computer Aided Drafting II

32114

Ochoa D

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

CIS 243040

Introduction to SQL

32564

Tuepker M

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

CNG 125001

Networking II: Network +

31319

DeMott A

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

CNG 125002

Networking II: Network +

32326

Murdock J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

EMS 122001

EMT Medical Emergencies

32610

Wifall S

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

EMS 122002

EMT Medical Emergencies

32611

Brown S

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

EMS 122004

EMT Medical Emergencies

32613

Vroman R

3/12/2015

5/8/2015

MAN 215470

Organizational Behavior

32246

Tenhulzen G

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MAR 216470

Principles of Marketing

31835

Tierney J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MAT 107002

Career Math

31784

Schauble J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MOT 120470

Medical Office Financial Management 

31848

Lunsford-Elson L

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MUS 120471

Music Appreciation

31096

Bigelow I

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MUS 122470

Music Hist Romantic-Prsnt

33117

Bigelow I

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

SOC 101471

Introduction to Sociology I

30832

Stablein S

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

THE 109001

Basics of Pattern Drafting

31358

Harrison N

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

THE 202001

Intermed Costume Construction

32263

Harrison N

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

OUT 101001

Mountaineering

32641

Mackinnon J

3/13/2015

4/11/2015

CAD 102001

Computer Aided Drafting II

31557

Ochoa D

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

CAD 262001

3D Printing

33161

Fischer J

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

CNG 122001

Computer Technician II: A+

33088

Humphrey K

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

CNG 263040

CISCO Network Associate IV

32276

Fida El-Din A

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

COM 125005

Interpersonnal Communication

31315

Dewald S

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

ECO 201471

Prin of Macroeconomics

33292

Denison D

3/16/2015

5/12/2015

ECO 202471

Prin of MIcroeconomics

33293

Denison D

3/16/2015

5/12/2015

ESL 096002

Low Advanced Intensive English

32082

FACULTY

3/16/2015

5/15/2015

HHP 263240

Create Holistic Bus Practice

32490

Greene N

3/16/2015

4/13/2015

HPR 240240

Death & Bereavement in Society

32756

FACULTY

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

HUM 115006

World Mythology

33211

FACULTY

3/16/2015

5/11/2015

PSY 102005

General Psychology II

30021

Schreibman W

3/16/2015

5/4/2015

CAD 102002

Computer Aided Drafting II

32340

Thompson T

3/17/2015

5/12/2015

CAD 227001

Advanced Revit Architecture

31488

Rodriguez R

3/17/2015

5/12/2015

SBM 110040

Managing a Small Business

32073

Cassaday

3/17/2015

4/2/2015

MOT 120040

Medical Office Financial Management 

30782

Lunsford-Elson L

3/18/2015

5/6/2015

NUA 105240

Home Health Aide Theory

32758

FACULTY

3/31/2015

4/28/2015

SBM 112040 

Financing a Small Business

32074

Laverty D

4/7/2015

4/16/2015

SBM 113040

Writing a Business Plan

32075

Emmer R

4/28/2015

5/7/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Courses

ART 110471

Art Appreciation

30067

Wells L

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

HIS 225471

Colorado History

32337

Ordway K

2/23/2015

5/12/2015

CAD 102470

Computer Aided Drafting II

32114

Ochoa D

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MAN 215470

Organizational Behavior

32246

Tenhulzen G

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MAR 216470

Principles of Marketing 

31835

Tierney J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MOT 120470

Medical Office Financial Management

31835

Tierney J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MUS 120471

Music Appreciation

31096

Tierney J

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MUS 122470

Music History Romantic-Present 

33117

Bigelow I

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

PHO 276470

Creation of Portfolio

33320

Clements A

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

SOC 101471

Introduction to Sociology I

30832

Stablein S

3/12/2015

5/12/2015

MAN 117470

Time Management

33109

Kerrigan L

3/31/2015

5/5/2015

HHP 213470

Spiritual Care

32754

Wilder E

4/7/2015

4/28/2015

MUS 120472

Music Appreciation

33113

Dorris J

2/12/2015

4/14/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Courses

AST 109601

Colorado Night Sky II 

31774

Curchin J

2/6/2015

4/10/2015

SBM 103601

Legal Aspects-Small Business 

30772

Culpepper L

2/6/2015

2/7/2015

ANT 101621

Cultural Anthropology

31977

Gengenbach K

2/6/2015

2/21/2015

COM 115601 

Public Speaking

31312

Knappe R

2/7/2015

3/14/2015

EIC 130601 

National Electrical Code I

30807

FACULTY

2/7/2015

3/21/2015

BUS 226621

Business Statistics

31099

Thompson B

2/8/2015

5/10/2015

MAT 135621

Introduction to Statistics

31040

Thompson B

2/8/2015

5/10/2015

FIW 276601 

Wooden Hand Plane Construction 

32696

Gillespie S

2/13/2015

2/21/2015

GEY 116601

Gems, Crystals, and Minerals

30802

Raines C

2/13/2015

3/13/2015

MUS 120601 

Music Appreciation

30805

Studinger B

2/13/2015

2/28/2015

PSY 175601 

Managing Stress

30780

Courson R

2/13/2015

2/14/2015

PSY 235601 

Human Growth and Development

32037

James E

2/13/2015

2/28/2015

PHI 116621

World Religions - East

30793

Felese W

2/13/2015

2/28/2015

HHP 166621

Introduction to Reflexology 

30763

Thompson H

2/15/2015

2/22/2015

BUS 115601 

Introduction to Business

30812

Landuyt P

2/20/2015

3/7/2015

SBM 106601 

Recordkeeping-Small Business 

30773

Campbell J

2/20/2015

2/21/2015

EDU 133641

Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education

32871

Carr K

2/22/2015

3/15/2015

ART 110601 

Art Appreciation

30759

Miller J

2/27/2015

3/14/2015

ECO 202601 

Principles of Microeconomic

32352

Martin C

2/27/2015

3/14/2015

SOC 102601 

Introduction to Sociology II

31334

Matison M

2/27/2015

3/14/2015

COM 125601 

Interpersonnal Communication

31800

Dewald S

2/28/2015

3/15/2015

HHP 107621

Managing Life`s Stresses 

31058

Wilder

3/1/2015

3/8/2015

NUA 101640 

Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

31552

FACULTY

3/3/2015

5/9/2015

PHI 123621

Native American Religion 

30795

Briel J

3/6/2014

3/21/2014

GEO 105602 

World Regional Geography

31983

Rahtz D

3/6/2015

3/21/2015

HIS 247601 

20th Century World History

32761

Lawrence S

3/6/2015

3/21/2015

PSY 204601 

Relations: Challenges/Choices

32224

Kelly K

3/6/2015

3/7/2015

PSY 249601 

Abnormal Psycnoloogy

31845

Swain K

3/6/2015

3/21/2015

SBM 108601

Marketing for a Small Business 

30774

Armelino D

3/6/2015

3/7/2015

PHI 112621

Ethics

30791

Till G

3/6/2015

3/21/2015

HPR 108601 

Dietary Nutrition 

31057

Speare E

3/7/2015

3/21/2015

CAR 123601 

Roof Framing

31657

Nelson D

3/8/2015

3/9/2015

SBM 110601 

Managing a Small Business

30775

Warren T

3/13/2015

3/14/2015

HHP 242621

Healing Touch Level I

31285

Anselme L

3/14/2015

3/15/2015

CAR 125601 

Roofing Materials and Methods 

31658

Nelson H

3/21/2015

3/22/2015

HHP 260621

Advanced Reflexology

30767

Thompson H

3/22/2015

4/5/2015

GEY 140601 

Intro to Global Positioning Systems

30804

Camann E

4/1/2015

4/11/2015

HHP 243621

Healing Touch Level II 

31286

Anselme L

4/9/2015

4/12/2015

FIW 277601 

Handplane Restoration

32698

Gillespie S

4/10/2015

4/18/2015

POS 105601 

Intro to Political Science 

33274

Chun-Hess S

4/10/2015

4/25/2015

PSY 276601 

Psy of Spiritual Growth

30800

Courson R

4/10/2015

4/11/2015

SBM 112601 

Financing a Small Business 

30776

Campbell J

4/10/2015

4/11/2015

PHI 111621

Introduction to Philosophy

30788

Till G

4/10/2015

4/25/2015

PHI 140621

Religion in American Culture

30794

Briel J

4/10/2015

4/25/2015

PSY 235621

Human Growth and Development

31077

Bjelica D

4/10/2015

4/25/2015

EIC 124601 

Electrical Safety Requirements

31656

FACULTY

4/11/2015

4/18/2015

HVA 113601 

Refrigerant Recovery Training 

31082

FACULTY

4/11/2015

4/18/2015

PHO 177601 

Framing and Finishing

32639

Olsson H

4/11/2015

4/18/2015

ENY 132601

NABCEP Entry Level Prep Class 

31614

Wanek T

4/17/2015

5/8/2015

MUS 120602  

Music Appreciation

31792

Studinger B

4/17/2015

5/2/2015

PSY 117601 

Parenting

31667

Kneppe J

4/17/2015

4/18/2015

COM 265601 

Conflict Resolution

33358

Merritts E

4/18/2015

4/25/2015

GEY 130601  

Dinosaurs of Colorado 

32289

Peavey N

4/18/2015

5/3/2015

OUT 158601 

Survival Plants in Spring I

32712

Seebeck R

4/18/2015

4/26/2015

SBM 113601 

Writing a Business Plan 

30777

Laverty D

4/24/2015

4/25/2015

COM 126601 

Communication in Healthcare 

31079

Rutt D

4/25/2015

5/10/2015

PHO 178601 

Communication in Healthcare 

31045

Olsson H

4/25/2015

5/2/2015

PLU 108601 

Soldering and Brazing Skill

32346

FACULTY

4/25/2015

5/1/2015

HHP 113621

Your Heart’s Intention 

31767

Szabo M

4/26/2015

5/3/2015

HHP 246621

Second Degree Reiki

32010

Paul S

4/26/2015

5/3/2015

SBM 175601 

Social Media

30778

Emmer R

5/8/2015

5/9/2015

 

 

 

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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