Red Rocks Community College

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AAS Degree Requirements

Specific program requirements (45-60 credits). General education courses (15 credits).

The Associate of Applied Science degree is for those who are preparing for entry-level employment in a career-oriented program of study or who are upgrading skills in a specific occupation. This degree is not intended for transfer; however, courses are considered for transfer on an individual basis by the receiving college or university.

Individual departments may specify particular courses for general education. Meet with an advisor for a degree worksheet.

Note: Courses numbered below 100 will not apply to any degree.

Communication (3 Credits)

ENG or COM

Mathematics (3 credits)

MAT 107 and above

Credit from any two of the following three areas (6 credits):

Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

ARA, ART, ASL, FRE, GER, HUM, ITA, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, RUS, SPA, THE

Natural & Physical Sciences (3 credits)

AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MET, NRE, PHY, SCI

Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

AGR, ANT, ECO, GEO, GIS, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC

Electives from any of the below subjects (3 credits)

CIS 118

ENG, COM (100 and above)

MAT (100 and above)

AGR, ARA, ART, ASL, FRE, GER, HUM, ITA, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, RUS, SPA, THE (100 and above)

AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, NRE, PHY, SCI (100 and above)

ANT, ECO, GEO, GIS, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC (100 and above)

Other AAS degree requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Applied Science degree. Some degrees require more than 60 credits. These must include 45 credits in specific program courses and 15 credits in general education courses.
  2. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, meet with an appropriate faculty advisor and consult the Transfer Guide.
  3. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits in your program area at RRCC.
  4. No more than six credits of independent study course work may be applied toward an Associate Degree program.
  5. You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in order to graduate. You must file an application for graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate according to the deadline published in the class schedule for that semester. You must apply to graduate within one year of completing degree requirements.
  6. There is no limit on special-topics courses that count toward an AAS degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topics courses, consult with a faculty advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  7. To earn multiple RRCC degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks Community College.
  8. With the approval of a faculty advisor, no more than five credits of internship may count toward a degree. Some AAS degrees will require internship credits.

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RRCC Catalog - Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018

2017-2018 Addendum and Catalog Updates

Red Rocks Community College 2017-2018 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 and Fees

RRCC Foundation

Academic Matters

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Success Services and Campus Services

Certificates

Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AGS and AAS) and Smart Track Degrees

AA, AS, and AGS Degree Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS)

AAS Degree Requirements

DWD Degrees (AA and AS Degrees With Designation)

Bachelor Degrees (BAS, BS)

Master Degrees

GT Courses (Guarantee Transfer)

RMEC/OSHA Industry Training

Academic Programs and Areas of Study

Accounting

Accounting Certificates (Stackable)

Accounting Degrees (Stackable)

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Anthropology

Applied Technology

Art

Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Parts Management

Automotive Service Technology

Biology

Business

Carpentry

Chemistry

Communication

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Cosmetology

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Dance

Dental Assisting

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education

Economics

Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Energy Technology

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering

English

Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages

French

Geography

Geology

Health Sciences Programs

History

Holistic Health

Honors Program

HVAC

Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing

Mathematics

Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Assisting Professional

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design

Nurse Assistance

Nursing

Outdoor Education

Park Ranger Technology

Philosophy

Phlebotomy

Photography

Physician Assistant Studies

Physics

Plumbing

Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Psychology

Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Secondary Education

Social Work

Sociology

Sonography

Spanish

Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology

Welding

Woodworking

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

EGG - Engineering 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

ETH - Ethnic Studies Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

FSW 100 S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

FSW 101 S-130 Firefighting Training

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

HNR - Honors 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

MAP - Medical Assisting Professional 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

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician Courses

OUT - Outdoor Education Courses

PAS - Physician Assistant Studies 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

Index