Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Admission Procedures

In order to enroll, complete these eight steps:

1. Apply for admission

Complete the RRCC application online at or stop by the Admissions Office. Upon completion, you will receive a User ID. The user ID starts with a capital "S" followed by 8 numbers (example: S12345678) Save this number as you will need it for registration and all other correspondence with RRCC.

Information: 303.914.6348

2. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).

All Colorado residents should complete the application. The State of Colorado provides funding for students to attend college through COF. This is the state paid portion of your tuition which is a benefit to all Colorado residents. If you do not apply for COF funding and authorize its use, you are responsible for both the student share and the state share of all tuition and fees.

To apply and authorize COF: When you fill out the college application you may select "yes" to have a COF account automatically created, or you may visit: and click on "Sign up for COF"

3. Provide official documentation of one of the following assessment requirements.

  • ACT scores (Reading 17, Sentence Skills 18, Math 19) or,
  • SAT Scores (Verbal 430, Math 460) or,
  • Successful completion of college-level math and English courses or,
  • Successful completion of the Accuplacer test

The Accuplacer is the state-required test that provides information in these areas to help you and your academic advisor make appropriate course choices.

Students who have graduated from a Colorado public or private high school (or its equivalent) during the previous academic year, or students who will be working toward a degree within the Colorado Community College System, must be assessed for reading, writing, and mathematics ability.

You will not have to test your skills if: you are not seeking a guarantee transfer course or degree; if you can show proof (ACT/SAT scores taken within the last five years for Reading and English, 2 years for Math) that the minimum requirements have already been met; or if you already have a previous college degree (A.A., A.S, B.A./B.S. or higher).

This is not an entrance exam. No appointment is required.

Information: 303.914.6720 or

4. Schedule to attend a Red Rocks 101 Orientation Session.

Red Rocks 101 is a free one-time session to help you start college on the right track. By attending, you will get the answers to your questions before classes start, and learn how to be successful at RRCC. Register for an upcoming Red Rocks 101 session:

5. Meet with an academic advisor.

An advisor will help you select courses, identify course prerequisites, obtain program information, evaluate assessment results, assist with transfer planning to a four-year college or university, and prepare you for graduation. They can check your progress in AA, AS, and AGS degree plans and develop a course schedule that fits your needs and academic goals. A team of academic advisors is available year-round by appointment or on a walk-in basis. An important step toward succeeding at RRCC is meeting regularly with an academic advisor.

Information: 303.914.6255 or

6. Register for classes.

You can register for classes in person at the Lakewood or Arvada campus or register online. Go to and click on "The Rock." Enter your student ID (S number) and password. Click on "Add or Drop Classes." Follow directions to register for your classes.

Information: 303.914.6348 or

7. Set up your email account

You can’t afford to miss out. Campus email will be the primary communication tool for your Faculty members, Advisors, Financial Aid staff, Enrollment Services, Business Office, Office of Student Life, College Foundation, Instructional Services, and more. Activate your account today. Go online at

8. Apply for Financial Aid by going on online at

9. Stay current with RRCC.

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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