Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

AAS Degree Requirements

General education courses (15 credits). Total credits (45-60 required).

The Associate of Applied Science degree is for the student who is preparing for entry-level employment in a career-oriented program of study or who is upgrading skills in a specific occupation. This degree is not intended for transfer; however, courses are considered for transfer on an individual basis by the receiving college or university.

Individual departments may specify particular courses for general education. Meet with an advisor for a degree worksheet.

Note: Courses numbered below 100 will not apply to any degree.

Communication (3 Credits)


Mathematics (3 credits)

MAT 107 and above

Credit from any two of the following three areas (6 credits):

Arts and Humanities (3 credits)


Natural & Physical Sciences (3 credits)


Social and Behavioral Science: (3 credits)


Electives from any of the below subjects (3 credits)

CIS 118

ENG, COM (100 and above)

MAT (100 and above)

ART, FRE, GER, HUM, ITA, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, RUS, SPA, THE (100 and above)

AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, PHY, SCI (100 and above)

ANT, ECO, GEO, GIS, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC (100 and above)

Other AAS degree requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Applied Science degree. Some degrees require more than 60 credits. These must include 45 credits in specific program courses and 15 credits in general education courses.
  2. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, meet with an appropriate faculty advisor and consult the Transfer Guide.
  3. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
  4. No more than six credits of independent study course work may be applied toward an Associate Degree program.
  5. You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in order to graduate. You must file an application for graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate according to the deadline published in the class schedule for that semester. You must apply to graduate within one year of completing degree requirements.
  6. There is no limit on special-topics courses that count toward an AAS degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topics courses, consult with a faculty advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  7. To earn multiple Red Rocks degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks Community College.
  8. With the approval of a faculty advisor, no more than five credits of internship may count toward a degree. Some AAS degrees will require internship credits.

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College


Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

RRCC Foundation

International Students

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights

Academic Standards

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Degree Requirements

AA - Degrees With Designation

AS - Degrees With Designation


Noncredit Continuing Education

Programs and Areas of Study

Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

AGR – Agriculture 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

OUT - Outdoor Education 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

REC - Recreation 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