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Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

This program prepares you for the many career opportunities within the electrical industry. A thorough understanding of DC, AC, one- and three-phase electric circuits and solid-state control devices will be reviewed and discussed. The student will build Motor controls, programmable controllers, and instrumentation in the lab, as well as design and build control systems. The program also introduces students to fundamental wiring methods and connection for renewable energy systems. The electrical installation courses use the latest hands-on lab practices requirements according to the National Electrical Code. The electrical code and fire alarm classes are especially useful as preparation for NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) state license, renewal and certification examinations. This program is excellent for electricians, engineers, firefighters, building department inspectors, instrumentation technicians, and maintenance personnel because it uses an extensive lab environment for important, hands-on experience in the electrical classroom. Industrial Control & Instrumentation technicians maintain, repair, and troubleshoot mechanisms in a wide variety of industries applications. As a Technician, you will repair, maintain, and install sophisticated systems relative to process or manufacturing industries. This program is designed to provide you with a wide variety of electrical courses to prepare you for a job in the electrical industry. The need for trained electrical technicians continues to climb in a variety of industries including; construction, manufacturing, power plants, oil and gas production facilities, mining operations, and chemical processing plants. For advising, please call 303.914.6509.

Related course work may be found under:

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration and Renewable Energy Technology.

Degrees: Associate of Applied Science

Construction Electrician

Maintenance Electrician

Fire Protection Technology

Construction Electrician/IBEW/NECA

Power Technology

Industrial Control & Instrumentation Technology


Electrical Installation

National Electrical Code

Electrical Codes and Standards

Residential Construction Electrician

Construction Electrician

Advanced Construction Electrician

Maintenance Electrician

Introduction to Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Advanced Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Advanced Maintenance Electrician

Fire Alarm Code

Introduction to Fire Alarm Technician

Fire Alarm and Detection Technician

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Fire Code

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Construction Electrician

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Maintenance Electrician

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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