Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Transfer of Credits

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) uses a common course numbering system to simplify transfer to other state colleges and universities and to ensure curriculum quality across the system. Information is posted at: Once you are on the site, select the "Common Course Numbering System" link.

Your previous college credits will be transferred in according to the following policies:

  1. The College will accept transfer credit only from post-secondary institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations.
  2. Credits will be transferred based on the Degree/Certificate you are pursuing.
  3. Transcripts for first-time students to RRCC will have their transcript evaluated after the census date of their first semester.
  4. Red Rocks Community College reserves the right to examine all credits to determine obsolescence of content. In the event that coursework is found to be obsolete, you may be required to update the credit.
  5. A grade of C or higher is required for transfer. Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses with D, F or U grades.
  6. Transferred grades are not calculated into your RRCC grade point average.
  7. Credits for remedial non-collegiate level courses are not acceptable in transfer. They may be used to meet a prerequisite requirement for a higher-level class.
  8. Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) is evaluated by the Assessment Center at RRCC. AP credit is evaluated upon receipt of an official copy of the score report mailed directly to RRCC from the College Board. Exams for which a score of 3 or higher has been earned will be considered for credit. A maximum of 30 semester hours of CLEP credit may be applied to RRCC associates degree. Transfer credit is not granted for AP if the student has completed an equivalent RRCC course. Transfer credit is not awarded for all AP exams. Please contact the Assessment Center at RRCC for more information or see the College CPL Handbook at
  9. Credit for General/Subject Exams of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) will be considered for credit upon receipt of an official copy of the score report mailed directly to RRCC from the issuing organization. Only scores of 50 and above will be considered. Up to 30 credits of CLEP credit may be applied to RRCC associate degrees. CLEP is not transferred in if a student has completed an equivalent RRCC course. Transfer credit is not given for all CLEP exams. Please contact the Assessment Center at RRCC for more information or see the College CPL Handbook at
  10. All course work is evaluated on the semester hour basis. Example: one quarter hour equals 2/3 of a semester hour; one semester hour equals one semester hour.
  11. For Associate of Applied Science degrees/certificates, students should contact their faculty advisor or department chair for information concerning course substitutions.
  12. All received and/or evaluated transcripts become the property of RRCC.
  13. An unofficial transcript can be evaluated to override prerequisite requirements. an official copy is then required.

Please allow three weeks for your transcript to be processed.

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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