Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Mark Bana

Director, Facilities Management

Pat Bolton

Director, Child Care Innovations

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

Nancy Carlson

Director, Advising

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

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

Bill Dial

Director, Human Resources

Title IX Administrator, ADA Coordinator

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

Lisa Fowler

Vice President for Student Success, Student Services

ADA Coordinator

Ed.D., University of Georgia, 2011; M.S., University of Tennessee, 1980; B.S., Maryville College, 1978

Richard Gentile

Dean, Instructional Services

M.Ed., University of Houston, 1978; B.S., Georgia State University, 1976;

A.A.S., Milwaukee Technical University, 1974

Tim Griffin

Executive Director, Institutional Research

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1983; M.A., University of Wisconsin,1977; B.A., University of Toledo, 1973

Michele Haney

President, President’s Office

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

Colleen Jorgensen

Vice President, Workforce and Community Development

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

Jean Kelly

Director, Office of Disability Services

M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1982; B.S., University of Illinois, 1979; A.A.S., Front Range Community College, 1986

Robert Kraus

Chief of Police, Administrative 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

Bill McGreevy

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2003; B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977

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

Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Education Center

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

Shyrel Smith-Hossieini

Interim Dean, Instructional Services

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

Catalog Contents

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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