Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Through a cooperative agreement with WarrenTech (WT), the career and technical high school for Jefferson County Public Schools, RRCC students pursuing select career and technical college degrees and certificates attend Warren Tech for specific coursework and receive RRCC credit.

Classes follow the WT/Jeffco Public Schools' calendar. Deadlines and class start and end dates differ from those of RRCC. WT classes are conducted on a block schedule. The morning classes run M–F from 7:30–10:30 a.m. and the afternoon classes run M–TH from 12:00–3:45 p.m.

RRCC students can attend WT on a space-available basis, provided they have either graduated from high school, received a GED, or attained the age of 21.

Adult students pay tuition to RRCC but attend programs on the WT campus. Students are also required to pay WT program fees at the RRCC cashier's office.

WarrenTech Admission Steps:

  1. Apply for admission to RRCC at:
  2. Take the Accuplacer Test at RRCC and pick up a WT application at the RRCC Admissions office. For assessment hours and information, go to Students may submit ACT scores or college transcripts in place of Accuplacer scores (See Exemptions to the Assessment Requirement).
  3. Attach the Accuplacer Test results to the completed WT application and submit to the WT Counseling Office for placement on the waitlist.
  4. Wait to be notified of acceptance to WT.
  5. Upon acceptance to WT, make an appointment with Janis Eagan in the RRCC Admissions office (303.914.6543) to register for courses.
  6. Pay RRCC tuition and fees and the additional WT program fee at the cashier's office at RRCC. Call 303.982.8600 for current WT program fee information.
  7. For financial aid information, visit the RRCC Financial Aid office or

WarrenTech Information Guides are available at WT or RRCC. For more information, visit the WT counseling website at or contact the RRCC-WT Liaison at 303.982.0695 or the RRCC Admissions Office at 303.914.6543. Admissions and registration requirements can be obtained from either office.

The following WT programs are available to RRCC students on a space available basis:

Auto Collision Repair

Auto Customization

Automotive Technology

Cosmetology: Esthetician (esthetics-skin care)

Cosmetology: Hairstyling

Cosmetology: Manicurist (nail technology)

Dental Assisting

Power Equipment and Motorcycle Technology

Precision Machining Technology


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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

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