Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Mark Bana

Director, Facilities Management

Pat Bolton

Director, Child Care Innovations

B.S.N., Memphis State University, 1973

Lori Burns

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.S.N., University of San Diego, 1988; B.S.N., Viterbo University, 1978

Nancy Carlson

Director, Student Employment and Internships

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 1997; B.A., San Diego State University, 1972; A.A., Grossmont Junior College, 1969

Bill Cherrington

Director, IT

M.B.A., Colorado Christian University, 2010 B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1991

Liz Cox

Project Director RISE Program, Foundation / Advancement

M.A., Virginia Tech University, 1995; B.A., Virginia Tech University, 1988

Linda Crook

Director, Financial Aid/Recruiting & Advising

M.A., University of New Mexico, 1998; B.A., Texas Tech University, 1973

Bill Dial

Director, Human Resources

M.S., Lindenwood University, 2004; B.S., University of Arkansas, 1995

Michele Haney

President, President’s Office

Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1979; M.A., Chapman College, 1970; B.A., University of New Mexico, 1967

Fred Hampel

Interim Dean, Instructional Services

B.S.B.A., Kansas State University, 1995;, Kansas State University, 1996; M.S., Kansas State University, 1998

Colleen Jorgensen

Vice President, Instruction and Student Achievement Instructional Services

M.S., University of Colorado at Denver, 1987; B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1974

Kathryn Kaoudis

Controller, Business Services

B.S., Old Dominion University, 1985

Robert Kraus

Chief of Police, Student Services

M.S., Regis University, 2000; B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1978; A.A., Arapahoe Community College, 1972

Carolyn Mattern

Director, Student Life

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1977

Molly McNally-Dunn

Director, School-Age Child Care

B.A., St. Joseph College, 1971

Peggy Morgan

Vice President, Administrative Services

B.S., Mesa State College, 1996; B.S., Rutgers University, 1976

Dean Rathe

Director, Enrollment Services

Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1990; M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1982; B.A., St. Cloud, State University, 1977

Rick Reeves

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.S., University of Colorado at Denver, 1992; B.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 1990

Kimberly Rein

Director, Marketing & Communications

M.S., University of Colorado Denver, 1995; B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1986

Ron Slinger

Executive Director, Foundation / Advancement

M.A. Bowling Green State University, 1993

Joan Smith

Dean of Instruction and Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Education Center

M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 2003; B.S., Colorado Christian University, 2000

Marilyn Smith

Dean of Learning and Support Services, Student Services

M.A., University of Washington, 1977; B.A., University of Colorado, 1975; A.A., El Paso Community College, 1973

Shyrel Smith-Hossieini

Interim Dean, Instructional Services

M.S.S., University of Colorado – Denver, 1990; B.A., Hastings College, 1970

Rebecca Woulfe

Director, eLearning and Alternative Delivery Instructional Services

M.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 2000; B.F.A., University of Denver, 1985

Catalog Contents

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2012 – Summer 2013

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College


Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

International Students

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights

Academic Standards

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees


Noncredit Continuing Education

Degree Requirements



Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration


Applied Technology


Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Service Technology






Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Construction Management and Technology Programs

Construction Management and Technology


Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts


Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education


Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering


Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages



Holistic Health

Industrial Maintenance Technology – Energy Maintenance

Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing


Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design


Outdoor Recreation

Park Ranger Technology




Physical Education-Outdoor Education

Physician Assistant



Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Process Technology – Energy Operations


Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Renewable Energy Technology

RN Refresher

Secondary Education



Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology


Wind Energy Technology


Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

ANT – Anthropology Courses

ARA – Arabic Courses

ARM – Military Science Courses (U.S. Army ROTC)

ART – Art Courses

ASE – Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL – American Sign Language Courses

AST – Astronomy Courses

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology Courses

BIO – Biology Courses

BTE– Business Technology Courses

BUS – Business Courses

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

CAR – Carpentry Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CMD – Communication Disorders Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication Courses

CON – Construction Technology Courses

COS – Cosmetology Courses

CRJ – Criminal Justice Courses

CSC – Computer Science Courses

CUA – Culinary Arts Courses

CWB – Computer Web Courses

DAN – Dance Courses

DEA - Dental Assisting Courses

DMS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

DPM – Diesel Courses

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGT – Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

EIC – Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential Courses

EMP – Emergency Management and Planning Courses

EMS – Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG – English Courses

ENT – Engineering Technology Courses

ENV – Environmental Science Courses

ENY – Energy Technology Courses

ESL – English as a Second Language Courses

EST – Esthetician Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HEM – Heavy Equipment Mechanics Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

IND – Interior Design Courses

IMA – Industrial Maintenance Technology Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Academy Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MIL – Milwright Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MUS – Music Courses

NAT – Nail Technician Courses

NRE – Natural Resources Courses

NUA – Nurse Aide Courses

NUR – Nursing Courses

OSH – Occupational Safety Technician Courses

PAP – Physician Assistant Program Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PER – Physical Education and Recreation Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PPT – Power Plant Technology Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PRO – Process Technology Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REA – Reading Courses

REE – Real Estate Courses

RTE – Radiologic Technology Courses

RUS – Russian Courses

SBM – Small Business Management Courses

SCI – Science Courses

SOC – Sociology Courses

SPA – Spanish Courses

SVT – Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

TEC – Technical Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

WTG Wind Turbine Generation Courses

WTG 100 Introduction to Wind Industry

Guide To Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory