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 student success in STEM. 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.

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. In the IDEA Lab, students work collaboratively on real-world technical design challenges. 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. More about Xcel Energy at

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:

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!