Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Certificates can require as few as three credits and also may count toward a two- or four-year degree.

  1. You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Some programs may require at least a C in specified courses.
  2. You must complete at least 50 percent of your coursework at RRCC to receive a certificate.
  3. The college reserves the right to substitute or delete courses in a degree or certificate program.


Accounting Clerk

Accounting Fundamentals

Bookkeeping Clerk

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration

Air Conditioning

Energy and HVAC

Forced-Air Heating

HVAC Fundamentals

HVAC Controls Technician

HVAC Energy Efficiency

Hydronic Heating

Level I Refrigeration

Level II Refrigeration


Auto Collision Technology

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Automotive Collision Industry Introduction

Estimating and Management

NATEF Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

NATEF Painting and Refinishing

NATEF Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

Automotive Customization

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Advanced Mechanical Systems

Auto Shop Management and Estimating

Automotive Customizing Industry Introduction

Basic Mechanical Systems

Custom Painting

Custom Painting Advanced

Introduction to High Performance Vehicles

Non-Structural Performance and Repair

Structural Performance and Repair

Automotive Service Technology

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Auto Parts Specialist

Automatic Transmission/Transaxles

Brake Specialist

Electrical and Electronic Systems

Engine Performance

Engine Repair

Heating and Air Conditioning

Lubrication and Tire Service

Manual Drive Train and Axles

Suspension and Steering


Business Foundations


Management and Supervision

Real Estate

Registered Appraiser

Small Business Start Up


Advanced Remodeling

Home Energy Efficiency

Residential Remodeling

Computer Information Systems

CISCO Network Associate

Computer Support Technician

Cyber Security Specialist

Game Development

Microsoft SQL Server Administrator

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Windows Server

Network Specialist

PC Applications Specialist

Programming Specialist

Web Development


(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)


Esthetician (skin)



Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education

Director, Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Entry

Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

Electricity Commercial/Industrial/Residential

Advanced Construction Electrician

Advanced Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Advanced Maintenance Electrician

Construction Electrician

Electrical Codes and Standards

Electrical Installation

Fire Alarm and Detection Technician

Fire Alarm Code

Introduction to Fire Alarm Technician

Introduction to Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Maintenance Electrician

National Electrical Code

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Construction Electrician

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Fire Code

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Maintenance Electrician

Residential Construction Electrician

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Management and Planning

Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician


Engineering Graphics Technology



Intro to AutoCAD



Sustainable Design Applications


Fine Woodworking

Advanced Wood Turner



Contemporary Furniture Craftsman

Contemporary Furniture Fundamentals


Fine Furniture Craftsman


Luthier Fundamentals

Luthier Technician

Post-Degree Advanced Craftsman


Woodworking Fundamentals

Fire Science Technology

Fire Fighter I

Fire Inspector

Fire Instructor

Fire Officer I

Fire Officer II

Fire Officer III

HazMat Operations

Holistic Health

Holistic Health Practitioner

Massage Therapy


Yoga Teacher

Law Enforcement

Basic Law Enforcement Academy (P.O.S.T. Certification)

Mechanical Trades

Advanced Mechanical Skills

Basic Mechanical Skills

Heating Specialties

Medical Office Technology

Fundamentals of Medical Office Technology

Medical Assisting

Medical Billing/Coding

Medical Office

Multimedia Graphic Design

Advanced Web Design

Digital Media Journalism

Fundamentals of Video Production

Graphic Design and Print Production

Photographer's Assistant

Photography Studio Management

Professional Photography

Video Production

Web Design


Home Health Aide

Hospice Care Aide

Nurse Aide

RN Refresher Program

Outdoor Education

Introduction to Outdoor Education Leadership

Land-Based Skills Specialist

Outdoor Education Generalist

Water-Based Skills Specialist

Winter Skills Specialist

Park Ranger Technology

Introduction to Park Ranger Technology

Law Enforcement

Outdoor Recreation Management

Resource Interpretation



Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant


Plumbing Service

Power Equipment and Sports Vehicle Technology

Power Equipment Maintenance Technician

Sports Vehicle Maintenance Technician

Precision Machining Technology

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

CNC Lathe Operator

CNC Mill Operator

Lathe Operator

Machine Shop Fundamentals

Mill Operator

Radiologic Technology

Bone Densitometry

Computed Tomography (CT)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


Renewable Energy Technology

Advanced Photovoltaic Installation

Energy Auditing

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy

Photovoltaic Entry Level

Post EIC Degree Solar Photovoltaic

Post HVA Degree Solar Thermal

Solar Photovoltaic Designer

Solar Thermal Designer

Solar Thermal Entry Level

Solar Thermal Installer


Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Vascular Technology

Teacher Education

Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA)

Theatre Arts

Costume and Fashion

Costume Basics


Stagehand Basics

Water Quality Management

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Certification

Advanced Water Treatment Certification

Distribution and Collection Systems

Education and Experience

Introduction to Wastewater Treatment

Introduction to Water Treatment

Laboratory Analysis

Mathematics in Water Quality

Source Control and Water Audit


(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

FCAW Certificate

GMAW Certificate

GTAW Certificate

OFW and OFC Certificate

SMAW Certificate

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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