Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog


Kristen Aslan

Director, Nonprofit Pathway Program, Business

B.A., State University of New York

Mark Bana

Director, Facilities

Pat Bolton

Director, Child Care Innovations

B.S.N., Memphis State University

Bryan Bryant

Vice President, Administrative Services

B.S., Oklahoma State University

Bill Cherrington

Director, IT

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

Kelly Circle

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

JD, University of Kansas; B.S., Northwest Missouri State University

Linda Comeaux

Vice President, Instructional Services

M.P.A., University of Colorado; B.S., Louisiana State University Medical Center

Michael Coste

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.A., University of California; B.A., Washington and Lee University

Liz Cox

Director, IDEA Insitute

M.A., Virginia Tech University; B.A., Virginia Tech University

Linda Crook

Director, Financial Aid

M.A., University of New Mexico; B.A., Texas Tech University

Sean Dugan

Chief of Police, Campus Police

M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., University of Phoenix

Kirk Fallon

Director, Student Recreation Center

M.S., Illinois State University

Lisa Fowler

Vice President, Student Success

ADA Coordinator

Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.S., University of Tennessee; B.S., Maryville College

Tim Griffin

Executive Director, Institutional Research

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Wisconsin; B.A., University of Toledo

Michele Haney

President, President’s Office

Ph.D., University of Wyoming; M.A., Chapman College; B.A., University of New Mexico

Kathryn Kaoudis

Controller, Business Services

B.S., Old Dominion University

Jean Kelly

Director, Accessibility Services

M.A., Northern Illinois University; B.S., University of Illinois; A.A.S., Front Range Community College

Marilyn Kenfield

Director, High School Relations/Concurrent Enrollment

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

Jennifer Kroetch

Dean of Instruction, Arvada Campus

Nicole Lacroix

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.A., Texas A&M University; B.A., Western Michigan University

Jen Macken

Director, Inclusion & Diversity

M.S., Minnesota State University; B.A., University of Wisconsin

Carolyn Mattern

Director, Student Life

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Tina Moses

Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success Services

Ed.D., University of Colorado-Denver; M.A., Malone University; B.A., Malone University

Arnie Oudenhoven

Director, Human Resources

M.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Elizabeth Phelps

Director, School-Age Child Care

M.A., Denver Seminary

Dean Rathe

Executive Director, Enrollment Services

Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; B.A., St. Cloud State University

Kimberly Rein

Director, Marketing & Communications

M.S., University of Colorado Denver; B.A., University of Wisconsin

Cynthia Shields

Director, Advising/Transfer/Career Services

Ed.D., University of California, Davis; M.S., National University; M.P.A., Golden Gate University; B.S., University of San Francisco

Ron Slinger

Associate Vice President

Executive Director, Foundation

Outstanding Administrator of the Year, 2014

M.A. Bowling Green State University

Joan Smith

Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Education Center

Outstanding Administrator of the Year, 2004

M.P.A., University of Colorado at Denver; B.S., Colorado Christian University

Rita Stoffel

Associate Dean of Instruction, CTE Director

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2010

M.B.A., University of St. Thomas; B.S., University of Minnesota

Dorothy Welty

Dean of Instruction, Instructional Services

M.S., (College name?); B.S.Ed., (College name?); B.S., (College name?)

Linda Yazdani

Director, International Student Services

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

Catalog Contents

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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


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 Certificates (Stackable)

Accounting Degrees (Stackable)

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration


Applied Technology


Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Parts Management

Automotive Service Technology






Computer Information Systems

Computer Science


Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts


Dental Assisting

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education


Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Energy Technology

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering


Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages




Health Sciences Programs


Holistic Health

Honors Program


Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing


Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Assisting Professional

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design

Nurse Assistance


Outdoor Education

Park Ranger Technology




Physician Assistant Studies



Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology


Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Secondary Education

Social Work




Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology



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