Red Rocks Community College

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Multimedia Graphic Design

The Multimedia Graphic Design, Photography, and Journalism Departments provide four instructional classrooms with up to 24 computer workstations per classroom. The classrooms house state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and software for instruction and use. The MGD/PHO/JOU Student Computer Lab allows you to work outside the classroom with the same and current software and hardware that are used in the courses. Currently, the labs are equipped with Intel Power Macs, which allows you to choose between operating systems; the computers are loaded with both Windows 7 and Macintosh OSX, providing you with the fastest technology currently available. Peripheral devices are also available, including color and black and white output printers, flatbed scanners, 3D digital scanner, Wacom tablets, and video capture stations. The lab and classrooms are equipped with boot camped Apple computers that allow you to work in Windows and OS X operating systems. Scanners and pen tablets are also available for your use while working in the department facilities.

Photography, Journalism, and Videography students have available resources that include use of professional video cameras, audio recording, a traditional darkroom, professional inkjet printers and a fully functioning photographic studio. You must be enrolled in courses that are specific to this equipment to qualify department-approved use.

Red Rocks Community College offers both associate degrees and certificates in the MGD/PHO/JOU programs that will prepare you to enter the work force upon graduation.

Recommended General Education Courses for AAS in MGD/PHO/JOU


MAT 107

Career Math


Arts & Humanities

ART 149

Mixed Media I: Digital Art



or *ART 121 Drawing I



or ART 139 Digital Photography I



ENG 131

Technical Writing


General Education Elective

ART 131

Visual Concepts 2-D Design*



or ART 132 Visual Concepts 3-D Design*


*ART 121 and ART 131 or ART 132 may be used to fulfill one Arts & Humanities and the General Education course electives. You may substitute MGD/PHO advisor approved-classes if ART 121, and ART 131 or ART 132 are used to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Degrees: Associate of Applied Science

Graphic Design & Print Production

Video Production

Professional Photography

Digital Media Journalism


Graphic Design & Print Production

Web Design

Advanced Web Design

Photography Studio Management

Professional Photography

Digital Media Journalism

Photographer’s Assistant

Fundamentals of Video Production

Video Production

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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