STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

At RRCC, these subjects come together through hands-on learning opportunities.

New opportunities in Engineering!

RRCC is committed to providing support to students studying STEM with the goal of transferring into engineering at 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.  Become part of a community of STEM students who share the goal of transferring into an engineering program by joining STEM Scholars STEM Scholars participate in workshops on internships and scholarships, learn more about careers in engineering, and are eligible to apply for paid positions in the STEM Summer Research Program

Questions? Send an email to

New Fall 2015 course in STEM!

Do you like building things? Interested in engineering? Check out PHY175: Building Rovers (crn #23109). Learn the basics of circuits, Arduino programming and basic rover design. Class meets every Thursday 12:00-1:45pm.

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.

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

The RRCC IDEA Lab has received a $15,000 grant from Xcel Energy to fund hands-on STEM outreach. 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. The IDEA Lab is located in the library. Stop by and start your own project or see what students are working on. More about Xcel Energy at

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!