Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
September 30, 2013          

State-of-the-Art facility hosts
Water Quality Management Program

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College is hosting a grand opening of its new Environmental Training Center. The rescheduled grand opening of the center is set for October 12, from 10 am to Noon (weather permitting). The community is invited to join us for the welcome/ribbing-cutting ceremony, tours of the completed construction and mobile lab, and free refreshments.

This state-of-the-art facility was designed to accommodate the Water Quality Management program with a new administration area, four new eco-friendly classrooms, and an expanded parking lot. The new construction meets LEED gold certification in that it is environmentally friendly, and uses water and solar to power, cool, and heat the building.
“The newly expanded and enhanced Environmental Training center is now complete and fully operational, but it isn’t just the new facility that we are celebrating,” said Mike Smith, program coordinator and lead faculty.  “It is the program inside that makes the whole vision so special.  It’s designed to accommodate any student, with any need, at any time for water industry training.  Fully equipped with three labs and multiple teaching tools and displays, it is complete, inside and out.”

The Water Quality Management Technology program at Red Rocks Community College is one of 12 centers in the country with a comprehensive program that prepares students for employment in water and wastewater operations, and other water industries. Our credentialed, highly-qualified faculty has industry experience in local, national and international water quality management.  RRCC offers courses leading to associate of applied science degrees as well as further training for currently working professionals.  For more information on our classes, visit

The U. S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics-Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections estimates there will be a 21% increase in wastewater and water jobs in Colorado by 2018.

More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality education programs leading to two-year degrees or certificates.  RRCC serves over 14,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. 

3rd Annual RRCC Powwow
Front entrance of the new Environmental Training center; home of the RRCC Water Quality Management Program.