Red Rocks Community College

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International Students

Admission Information

International students are those students admitted into the U.S. on an F1 non-immigrant student visa. If you are an international student, submit the following documents:

  1. RRCC "International Student Admissions Application," available in the International Student Services Office, or the application may be downloaded from our website, International students must not use the electronic application on the college main Web page.
  2. A statement of financial resources sufficient for tuition and living expenses while in the U.S. (currently $26,000/year based on tuition of $6,000/full time per semester). Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. After the admissions materials have been reviewed, we will issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 to qualified applicants. Applicants outside the U.S. must then present the I-20 and original copies of financial support documents to the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy to obtain the F-1 visa.

Upon arrival in the U.S., you will be enrolled in the mandatory health insurance through the RRCC international student health insurance provider.

Application Deadlines

International students should apply as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the college to assess all necessary documents and for the U.S. State Department’s visa interview process.

The following deadlines are application submission guidelines for new international students only. Transfer students already in the U.S. generally have one additional month to prepare their documents.

Fall, June 1

Spring, November 1

Summer, March 1

New applications are not accepted after classes begin.


Prior to registering for classes, you must take the Accuplacer basic-skills assessment and/or the Accuplacer English placement test and follow the placement requirements. The Accuplacer takes at least 90 minutes and is available on a walk-in basis. Test times are listed in the current schedule and on our website. All non-native English speakers are tested for English ability in addition to taking the Accuplacer basic-skills test. Depending upon your test results, you will then be placed in the English as a Second Language program or college level classes as appropriate.

Guaranteed Transfer to Universities

Many RRCC courses will transfer. Please consult with an RRCC academic advisor as well as a transfer counselor at the institution you wish to attend.


if you

  • complete your AA or AS degree, including 35 credits of state-guaranteed general education courses, and
  • earn a C grade or higher in each course,


  • at least 60 hours of your AA/AS degree will transfer completely, upon admission, to a liberal arts and sciences program in Colorado’s public four-year institutions,


  • you are guaranteed to be able to finish your liberal arts and sciences degree in another 60 credit hours.

Certain majors require essential lower-division courses. Please meet with an advisor for information about obtaining a transfer guide that will help you select lower-division credits to finish your degree.

Credit earned for prior learning, advanced placement, correspondence courses, CLEP, and other credit from "testing out" of a course may not apply. The institution to which you transfer will evaluate these credits according to its own policies.

Housing/Family Homestay Assistance

American family homestay opportunities are often available to you, in addition to a variety of local housing arrangements. If you choose the homestay option, you will need to contact the International Student Services Office prior to your arrival in the United States.

Intensive English Program

If you wish to study only English as a Second Language or continue with college-level courses after ESL studies, you may enter our Intensive English Program. The program offers full-time English instruction (20-25 hours per week) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Non-Intensive English Program

If you have tested beyond the Intensive English Program, you are eligible to enroll in non-intensive English classes. The program offers four semester-length classes designed to boost your English skills for the reading, writing, and communication demands of college classes. Classes include advanced reading, composition, conversation, and iBT TOEFL preparation.

Information: 303.914.6416, 303.914.6536, 303.914.6538, or

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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

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