STEM at RRCC
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
At RRCC, those subjects come together through hands-on learning opportunities.
RRCC is committed to providing support to students studying STEM with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. The college has received a $500k grant from the National Science Foundation to provide mentoring, research experiences, and learning support to enhance success of community college students in STEM. New for Spring 2015! Apply to the STEM Scholars program and become part of a community of STEM students who share the goal of transferring into an engineering program.
Thinking of becoming an engineer? Begin your Engineering Pathway at RRCC!
RRCC offers an Engineering Transfer Program which is a two-year preparatory curriculum for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university and complete their degree in one of the professional engineering fields, such as Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Geological or Mechanical Engineering. RRCC has an articulated transfer agreement with Colorado School of Mines where students who complete all the prescribed RRCC coursework and meet minimum cumulative grade point average and course grades may transfer these courses upon admission to Colorado School of Mines (CSM). As part of the agreement, RRCC offers a course - Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications (IDEA) - where students work on real world engineering projects. This route can also be a great way to save substantially on many of the core-required courses for engineering degrees.
Check out RRCC's IDEA Lab
In the IDEA Lab, students work collaboratively on real-world technical design challenges getting unique hands-on learning in their fields of interest. The IDEA Lab provides workshops on engineering design, clinics on 3-D printing, technical mentoring on project ideas and assistance finding resources to develop project ideas. New for 2015!: Red Rocks Innovations in STEM Education (RISE) received a $15,000 grant from Xcel Energy to fund hands-on STEM learning in RRCC’s new IDEA Lab. More about Xcel Energy at xcelenergy.com.
Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CSSP)
Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is implementing a Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CSSP) to enroll academically achieving, but financially needy incoming freshman and current students, as full-time Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors with an emphasis in Computer Security Specialist, Programming Specialist, Web Development or Networking Specialist.
STEM at RRCC includes:
- Associate of Science degree with areas of study in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering Transfer
- Associate Degree programs in Computer Technology
- Associate Degree Program in Engineering Graphics Technology with an engineering design course (Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications (IDEA) ) that transfers to Colorado School of Mines’ EPICS program
- IDEA Lab – technical design challenge and collaboration space in the library
- RISE incubates and launches transformative innovations in STEM education. RISE provides mentoring, education, and trainings for faculty and students to build a community of STEM innovators.
- STEM Clubs – get involved!
We have many programs where you can develop friendships with students who share similar academic and career goals, find support for your learning, and gain confidence in STEM!