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

Executive 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

Kelly Circle

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

JD, University of Kansas, 1995; B.S., Northwest Missouri State University, 1990

Linda Comeaux

Vice President, Instructional Services

M.P.A., University of Colorado, 2010; B.S., Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1984

Michael Coste

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.A., University of California, 1987; B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1982

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

Executive Director, Human Resources

Title IX Administrator, ADA Coordinator

Ph.D., Capella University, 2013; M.S., Lindenwood University, 2004; B.S., University of Arkansas, 1995

Sean Dugan

Chief of Police, Campus Police

M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2007; B.S., University of Phoenix, 2005

Lisa Fowler

Vice President, Student Success

ADA Coordinator

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

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

Lizz Jackson

Director, School-Age Child Care

M.A., Denver Seminary, 2012

Andrew Johnston

Associate Dean, Instruction

M.B.A, Regis University, 1995; B.A., University of Colorado Denver, 1992

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

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

Executive 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

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

Janet Steinkamp

Associate Vice President, Arvada Campus

M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1986; B.A., Mesa State Colorado, 1983

Andrew Stevens

Director, Student Outreach and Retention

M.Ed., Capella University, 2013; B.S., Colorado State University, 2005

Catalog Contents

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

Welcome from the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions and Enrollment

Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

RRCC Foundation

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Standards


Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AGS, AAS)

Degree Requirements

Degrees With Designation (DWD)

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

CCR - College Composition and Reading 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 Power Mechanics 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

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

MST - Massage Therapy 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

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REC-Recreational 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

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

Guide to Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory