Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Technical Professional Staff

Lisa Aaron

Site Manager, School Age Child Care

Linda Agripino

Office Specialist, Gateway Program

Teri Aldretti

Bursar, Cashier’s Office

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1996

Renee Archuleta

Coordinator, Purchasing, Business Services

Michelle Asher

Office Specialist, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Kristen Aslan

Director of Grants and Operations, RRCC Foundation

B.A., State University of New York, 1993

Jennifer Austin

Accounting Manager, Business Services

Audrey Baber

Site Manager, School-Age Child Care

Stephanie Bacon

Clinical Coordinator, Medical Office Technology

M.S., University of Kansas, 1981; B.S., University of Nebraska, 1990; B.S., Colorado State University, 1979; B.A., Augustana College, 1977

Susan Barnett

Director, Children’s Center

A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 1997

Lynn Beltran

Coordinator, Purchasing, Business Services

A.B., Horry Georgetown Technical College, 1999

Kathy Bird

Academic Advisor, Advising

B.A., Colorado State University, 1977

Patrick Bonich

Server Systems Specialist, Computer Services

A.S., Front Range Community College, 2004

Amanda Borzileri

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 2011

Julia Brink

Early Care and Education Site Coach, Child Care Innovations

Jennifer Broadwater

College Opportunity Fund Advisor, Student Records

M.A., University of London, Institute of Education, 2008; B.A., Arizona State University, 2005

Nicole Brown

Medical Assistant, Student Health Clinic

A.S.; Heritage College, 2007

Georganne Buccine

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Stockton State University, 1997

Armando Allen Burciaga

Grant Project Manager, Instruction

M.A., University of Phoenix, 2004; B.A., Colorado State University, Pueblo

Sara Burger

Academic CTE Advisor

M.A., Denver Seminary, 2004; B.S., Iowa State University, 2000; A.A., A.S., North Iowa Community College, 1997

Diane Burke

Community Learning Center Coordinator, Instructional Services

B.S., Bowling Green State University

Laura Campbell

Graphics Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2006

Giana Capra

Accounting Technician II, School Age Child Care

Kathleen Carothers

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

M.Ed., Mary Hardin-Baylor University, 1987 B.A., Baylor University, 1974

Cheryl Carpenter

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 2004

Enrique Castro Franco, Jr.

Assistive Technology Specialist, Office of Disability Services

Joseph Chadwick

Data Manager, Child Care Innovations

Cathy Chase

Cashier, Red Rocks Café

Nikki Coto

Site Manager I, School-Age Child Care

Jason Cross

Web Designer/Developer, Marketing and Communications

Brittany Dalbec

Site Manager I, School Age Child Care

Cliff Dawson

Director, Law Enforcement Academy

M.S., University of Colorado; B.S., Metropolitan State College

Molly Delandsheer

Site Manager I, School Age Child Care

B.S., Humboldt State University, 2012

Renee Donahue

Early Care and Education Site Coach, Child Care Innovations

M.A., Regis University, 1995; B.A., University of Toronto; A. A., Colorado Northwestern Community College

Galina Doneva

Accounting Coordinator, Business Services

M.B.A., Regis University, 2011; B.S., University of Colorado at Denver, 2005; A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 2004

Ruth Dougherty

Assistant Toddler/Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

John Dunsmoor

Director, Business Innovation, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Ed.D., Argosy University, 2011; M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1987; J.D., Washington College of Law, 1974; B.S. Western Michigan University, 1971

Charles Duell

Director, Institutional Research

M.A., Regis University, 1996; M.A., Colorado Christian University, 2004

Susanne Eagan

Testing and Evaluation Specialist, Assessment Center

B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1977

Stanley Eigsti

Coordinator, Assessment Center

B.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1978

Rita Erickson

Office Specialist, RRCC Foundation

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2012

Sarah Espinosa

Program Manager I, School-Age Child Care

Scott Farmer

Student Information Systems Specialist, Student Outreach and Retention

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2005

Susan Flood

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

M.A., University of Denver, 2011; B.A., Colorado State University, 1996

Patti Free

Scheduling Specialist, Instructional Services

B.A., Metro State University, 1998

Matthew Garcia

Program Coordinator, RRCC Foundation,

M.P.A., University of New Mexico, 2012; B.A., University of New Mexico, 2008

Shavon Garcia

Call Center Specialist, Enrollment Services

A.S., Community College of Denver, 2011

Jodi Gillespie

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Western State College, 1993

Nicole Gonzales

Early Care and Education Site Coach, Child Care Innovations

Jeramie Green

Site Manager I, School Age Child Care

B.S., Colorado Christian University, 2011

Heather Hance

Assistant Toddler Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

Tena Harris

Advisor, Financial Aid

M.A., Bowie State University, 2000; B.A., San Francisco State University, 1994

Corey Hassey

Advisor, Financial Aid

B.A., University of Oregon, 2009

Lisa Hertel

Office Specialist, International Student Services

M.A., Regis University, 2008; B.S., University of New Mexico, 2012; B.A., Fort Hays State University, 2003

Jeffrey Holstein

Librarian, Library

M.L.I.S., University of Denver, 2007; B.S.C.S., New Mexico State Univ., 1994; B.S.M.E., New Mexico State Univ., 1978

Deborah Houser

Assistant Director, Human Resources

M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1993; B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1989

Hainan Huang

Work Study Coordinator & Communication Specialist, Financial Aid

B.S., University of Colorado at Denver, 2013; A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 2008

Terry Hutchinson

Coordinator, Project Center, Student Life

A.S., Parks Junior College, 1990

Erika Iverson

Grant Project Coordinator/Physician Assistant Program

M.P.H., University of Colorado at Denver, 2010; B.S., Winona State University, 2007

Johnna Jaynes

Physician Assistant, Student Health Center

M.M.S., St Francis University, 2009; Physician Assistant, 2009; B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004

Gina Jimenez

Manager of Academic Services, Arvada Campus

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1998

Robert Jones

Lab Manager, EIC

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Kelli Jordan

Early Care Site Coach, Child Care Innovations

Marilyn Kenfield

Coordinator, High School Relations

B.S., Regis University, 2012; A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 2004

Daniel Kimbrough

Site Manager II, School Age Child Care

Terri Knight

Financial Aid

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1999

Dana Kobold

Coordinator, Connect to Success Instructional Services

B.S. Ed., Northeast Missouri State University, 1987

Jeannine Kreller

Assistant Director, Business and Industry Program, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Catherine Lachman

Coordinator, Gateway Program, Instructional Services

Randy Landis-Eigsti

Coordinator, College Prep Zone

B.A., Goshen College, 1981; A.A., Hesston College, 1977

Marlena Lewis

Quality Compliance Specialist, Child Care Innovations

Joanne Liebelt

Advisor, Advising

M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 2001

Patricia Lopez

Office Specialist, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Judy Luhman

Assistant Controller, Business Services

M.B.A., Kreller School of Management, 2009

Dan Macy

Academic Advisor/Career Counselor, Arvada Campus

M.A., University of San Francisco, 1993; B.A., San Jose State University, 1991; A.A., Foothill College, 1980

Rhonda Macy

Academic Advisor, Advising

B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1969

Ruth Maifarth

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Loyola University, 1980

Aimee Marcelo

Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 2000; B.S., University of Florida, 1991

Christina Marquez

Kitchen Supervisor, Red Rocks Café

Fulya Marsh

ESL Coordinator, English Language Intercultural Services

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012; M.A., Middle East Technical University, 2001; B.A., Hacettepe University, 1989

Carmen Martinez

Coordinator of Inclusive Services, Child Care Innovations

Kathleen Martinez

Transitions Coordinator

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2003

Kristina Matthias

Lead Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Ottawa University, 1996

Kelly McDermott

Food Service Director, Red Rocks Café

B.S., Johnson & Wales University, 1992; A.S., Johnson & Wales University, 1990

Nicole McGrath

Assistant Toddler / Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

Marlene McKenzie

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 1990

Sandra McKinley

Advisor, Financial Aid

B.A., University of California, 1978

Michael Mendez

Grill Cook, RRCC Café

Nicole Mendiola

Program Manager, School Age Child Care

Leonard Miller

Lab Manager, Mechanical Trades

B.S., Devry University, 2010; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2007

Thomas Miller

Default Loan Advisor, Financial Aid

B.A., University of Northern Colorado

Robert Miller

Coffee Kiosk Manager, RRCC Cafe

Liz Miret

Lead Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.S., Metropolitan State College of Denver,

Ernie Navarette

Coordinator of Recruiting, Student Outreach and Retention

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2009

Debra Nickell

Director, Physician Assistant Program

M.B.A., University of Dallas, 1988; B.S., University of Kentucky, 1997; B.S., University of Kentucky, 1976

Audra Nicks

Office Specialist, Office of Disability Services

Jacqui Oakley

Senior Coordinator, Human Resources

Cathy O’Connell

Senior Benefits Coordinator, Human Resources

John O’Neill

Telecommunications Technician, Audio-Visual

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1982

Sara Oviatt

Student Life Coordinator, Student Life

B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2004

Susan Padgett

Toddler/Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

Thyra Powers

Production Coordinator, Instructional Services

M.S., University of Leiden, 1982; B.S., University of Leiden, 1980

Lacey Puetz

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

M.A., University of Phoenix, 2008; B.S., Minnesota State University, 2006

Jeremiah Reeves

Supervisor, Coffee Kiosk

Teresa Ribble

Lead Child Care Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

Kris Robledo

Assistant Director, Child Care Innovations

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1981

Cathy Rock

Project Manager, Construction Technology

Certificate of Construction Management, San Jose State University, 1990; B.A., Bucknell University, 1975

Stacy Roe

Interpreter Coordinator, Office of Disability Services

A.A.S., Front Range Community College, 2001

Aaron Roppolo

Coordinator, Fitness Center

M.A., University of Central Florida, 2010; B.S., University of Central Florida, 2008

Brittany Ryan

Assistant Toddler/Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

Kevin Sanchez

Call Center Specialist, Enrollment Services

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Kai Savi

Course Developer, Instructional Services

Ph.D., University of Denver, 2011; M.A., University of Colorado, 2000; B.S., Metropolitan State College, 1998; B.S., University of Arizona, 1991

Kathy Schissler

Assistant to the President, President’s Office

B.S., Colorado Christian University, 2011

Nancy Schneidewind

Accounting Technician III, School Age Child Care

A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 2003

Julie Siterlet

Toddler/Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

B.S.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992

Anita Snyder

Toddler Preschool Teacher, Children’s Center

Peggy Solomon

Coordinator, Human Resources

M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, 1992; B.S.; Michigan State University

Mark Squire

Coordinator of Student Activities, Student Life

B.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1992; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 1998

Jared Stearns

Academic Advisor, Advising

M.A., Syracuse University, 2008; B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 2004

Samantha Stearns

Senior Academic Advisor, Advising

M.A., Arizona State University, 2009; B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2005

Lisa Stewart

Administrative Assistant III, School Age Child Care

Dylan Stone

Coordinator, International Language Intercultural Services

A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Tiffani Stout

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College, 2000

Sara Strickland

Site Manager I, School Age Child Care

Bettina Stutzman

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Tabor College, 1990

Suzanne Sullivan

Internship Coordinator, Advising

M.A., University Northern Colorado, 1980; B.A., St. Joseph College, 1969

Deb Sylvester

Budget Accountant, Accounting Services

B.S., Regis University, 2006; A.A., Red Rocks Community College, 2003

Charis Tatman

Accounting Coordinator, Business Services

A.A.S., Pueblo Community College

Annester Taylor Brown

Licensing Specialist, Child Care Innovations

B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1997

Adam Thomas

Graphics Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

B.F.A., Graphic Design, Utah State University, 2009

Katherine Thomas

Site Manager I, School Age Child Care

Maryann Touitou

Community Learning Center Coordinator, Instructional Services

M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1996; B.A., College of St. Mary’s, 1970

Cindy Vadeboncoeur

Associate Director, Financial Aid

B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1978

Chryste Weitzel

Allied Health Career Coach, Instructional Services

M.E., Colorado State University, 2006; B.A., Colorado State University, 1981

Ruth Wengrovius

Coordinator, Tutoring and Testing Center, Learning and Resource Center

M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 1988; B.A., Colorado State University, 1976

Jeannette Werner

Program Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Education Center

B.A., Colorado Christian University, 1991; A.A., Colorado Christian University, 1989

Tamla Woldemariam

Triad Early Childhood Project Coordinator, Child Care Innovations

Linda Yazdani

Director, English Language Intercultural Services

M.B.A., Argosy University, Denver; 2009; B.S.C., University of Victoria, 1985

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

Certificates

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

Index