Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Certificates can require as few as two courses or 5 credits and also may count toward another certificate, an AAS degree, and may transfer to a four-year degree.

  1. You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Most programs may require at least a C in specified courses.
  2. You must complete at least 50 percent of your coursework at Red Rocks Community College 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

Individual Tax Paraprofessional

Individual Tax Preparer

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Air Conditioning

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

Beginning Auto Collision Non-Structure Repair and Refinish

Intermediate Auto Collision Non-Structure Repair and Refinish

Advanced Auto Collision Structure Repair and Refinish

Industry Prepared Structure, Repair and Refinish

Automotive Customization

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Advanced Auto Customization and Performance

Auto Customization and Performance

Automotive Customizing Industry Introduction

Introduction to Custom Painting

Introduction to High Performance Vehicles

Automotive Service Technology

(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Auto Service Technician

Automotive Parts

Automotive Parts Management

Maintenance Light Repair

Master Auto Service Technician


Business Foundations


Management and Supervision

Real Estate

Small Business Startup

Workplace Readiness


Advanced Remodeling

Home Energy Efficiency

Residential Remodeling

Computer Information Systems

Cisco Network Associate

Computer Support Technician

Cyber Security Specialist

Game Development

Network Specialist

Server Support

Web Development: Front-End/Back-End

Computer Science

Computer Science/Software Developer


(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)


Esthetician (skin)



Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Dental Assisting

Dental Assistant

Early Childhood Education

Director, Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Entry

Early Childhood Preschool Teacher I

Early Childhood Preschool Teacher II

Infant/Toddler 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

Electrician Renewal Certificate

Industrial Network Instrumentation

Introduction to Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Maintenance Electrician

National Electrical Code

Post-Degree Specialization for Advanced Construction Electrician

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


Energy Technology

Advanced Photovoltaic Installation

Energy Auditing

Fundamentals of Energy

Photovoltaic Entry Level (NABCEP Entry Level Exam)

Solar Photovoltaic Designer

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering Graphics Architectural

Engineering Graphics Civil

Engineering Graphics Mechanical

Intro to AutoCAD



Fine Woodworking

Advanced Wood Turner


Contemporary Furniture Craftsman

Contemporary Furniture Fundamentals


Fine Furniture Craftsman

Furniture Maker

Luthier Artisan

Luthier Fundamentals

Luthier Technician

Post-Degree Craftsman


Woodworking Artisan

Woodworking Fundamentals

Fire Science Technology

Fire Fighter I

Fire Inspector

Fire Instructor

Fire Officer I

Fire Officer II

Fire Officer III

Holistic Health

Holistic Health Practitioner

Massage Therapy


Wellness Coaching

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

Camera Operator

Fine Art Photography

Graphic Design & Print Production

Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction to New Media

Introduction to Photography

New Media Journalist

Professional Photography

Video Production Technician

Nurse Assistance

Home Health Aide

Hospice Aide

Nurse Aide

Nursing Refresher

RN Refresher

Outdoor Education

Facilitation/Education Specialist

Introduction to Outdoor Education

Introduction to Outdoor Education (In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

Outdoor Business/Management

Outdoor Professional (guiding)

Wilderness Therapy Specialist

Park Ranger Technology

Introduction to Park Ranger Technology

Park Ranger-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)

5 Axis Milling

CNC Lathe Machine Operator

CNC Mill Operator

Machine Shop Fundamentals

Manual Machine Operator

Manufacturing Quality Control Level I

Metrology Quality Control

Swiss Screw Machine

Wire EDM Operator

Radiologic Technology

Bone Densitometry

Computed Tomography (CT)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)



Diagnostic Physics

Vascular Technology

Theatre Arts

Costume and Fashion

Costume Basics

Costume Applications


Stagehand Basics

Stagehand Applications

Water Quality Management Technology

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


(In cooperation with and taught at Warren Tech)

FCAW Certificate

GMAW Certificate

GTAW Certificate

OFW and OFC Certificate

SMAW Certificate

Catalog Contents

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RRCC Catalog - Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017

2016-2017 Addendum and Catalog Updates

Red Rocks Community College 2016-2017 Catalog

Academic Calendar

Welcome from the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions and Enrollment

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Paying for College

Tuition Rates

RRCC Foundation

Academic Matters

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Success Services and Campus Services

Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AGS, AAS)

Guarantee Transfer Courses (GT Pathways)

AA, AS, AGS Degree Requirements

DWD Degrees (Degrees With Designation)

AAS Degrees

AAS Degree Requirements


RMEC/OSHA Industry Training

Academic 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

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication 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

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

FVT - Film & Video Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems 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

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design 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

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

PVT – Power Equipment and Sports Vehicle Technology 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

SWK – Social Work Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

Guide to Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory