Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Classified Staff

Joel Abbey

Structural Trades I, Facilities

Mary Adrian

Executive Assistant, Student Success Services

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

Corine Albert

Administrative Assistant, Computer Services

A.A., Business

Robert Asher III

Grounds and Nursery, Arvada Campus

A.S., Front Range Community College

Frank Barnes

Structural Trades I, Facilities

U.S. Airforce Honorably Discharged

Cindy Bergers

Administrative Assistant III, Physician Assistant Program

B.F.A., Colorado State University

Greg Berry

LTC Operations I, Facilities

Matthew Bertoli

Custodian I, Housekeeping Services

Andrew Bowman

Custodian II, Facilities

Linda Boyd

Custodian I, Facilities

Fredrick Brown

Custodian II, Facilities

Gary Carlson

Custodian I, Facilities

William D. Cornett

Police Officer, Campus Police

Darlene Marie Darrow

Administrative Assistant III, Student Records

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Kristen Dermyer

Administrative Assistant III, Instructional Services

A.G.S., El Camino Community College

Diane Drobnick

Program Assistant I, Instructional Services

Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year, 1996; 2006; 2015

A.A., Pueblo Community College

Janis Eagan

Office Manager I, Enrollment Services

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Jennifer Eaves

Custodian I, Facilities

Kevin Edwardson

Grounds & Nursery III, Facilities

Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year, 2009

Bruce Elliott

Custodian, Facilities

Linda Frechette

Technician IV, Facilities

B.G.S., Columbia College; A.A., Red Rocks Community College

Rosa Galan,

Custodian I, Facilites

Delcia Garcia

Program Assistant I, Instructional Services

Janet Gonzales

Program Assistant I, Instructional Services

Nadine Green

Administrative Assistant III, Financial Aid

Paul Henry

Information Technology Technician II, Computer Services

Janet Hill

Dining Services III, Children’s Center

Materials Handler I, Facilities

Romo Holguin

Materials Handler I, Facilities

Tammy Hoover

Accounting Technician I, Cashier’s Office

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Sam Hufschmidt

Police Officer I , Campus Police

Diane Hughes

Administrative Assistant III, Enrollment Services

Jon Jacobs

Electrical Trades II, Facilities

Michael Karner

Custodian I, Arvada Campus

Carol Kasson

Administrative Assistant II, Enrollment Services

Jeanie Kavanaugh

Administrative Assistant, Advising/Transfer and Tutoring

Kim Kleiman

Administrative Assistant II, Enrollment Services

Nancy Kooken

Custodian I, Facilities

Jason Larez

Structural Trades I, Facilities

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Laura Licari

Program Assistant I, Instructional Services

Carisa Lovorn

CTE Program Assistant, Instructional Services

A.G.S., Red Rocks Community College

Clara Macy

Lab Coordinator I, Instructional Services/Science

Zerain Martinez

Helpdesk Coordinator, Computer Services

Debbie Maya

Accounting Technician III, Business Services/Payroll

Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year, 2010

Roy McGirl

Structural Trades, Facilities

A.A.S., Pueblo Community College

Rico Medina

Structural Trades II, Facilities

Donna Merriman

Program Assistant I, Veteran Services

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Outstanding Classified Employee of the year, 2002

Linda Milhollin

Accounting Technician II, Business Services

Brandon Miller

Police Officer, Campus Police

M.A., Denver Seminary; B.S., Colorado Christian University; A.S., College of the Sequoias

Cheryl Montgomery

Administrative Assistant III, Enrollment Services

Valerie Montoya

Administrative Assistant II, Instructional Services, Arvada Campus

Colleen Morris

Administrative Assistant III, Instructional Services, Arvada Campus

M.A. Ed., Chapman University; B.S., University of Arizona

Kristi Murphy

Accounting Tech III - Payroll/Travel, Business Services

B.A., Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

Lenny Navarette,

Custodian I, Facilities

Shaun Ortega

Groundskeeper II, Facilities

Yvonne Pepping

Administrative Assistant III, Information Desk, Student Outreach and Retention

Ha T. Pham

Laboratory Coordinator I, Arvada Campus

B.S., Colorado State University

Dustin Pilger

Custodian I, Facilities/Housekeeping

Carla Plucknett

Administrative Assistant III, Student Records

B.S., University of Colorado

Michelle Podhirny

Police Communications Technician, Campus Police

M.S., Regis University

Ernie Porras

Custodian III/Housekeeping

Jenevieve Postawa

Administrative Assistant II, Student Records

Stephanie Powers

Accounting Technician III, Cashier’s Office

Frank Procopio

Custodian II, Facilities

Ericka Rendon

Police Officer, Campus Police

B.A.S., Criminal Justice, Colorado Technical University

Brandy Rivera

Accounting Technician II, Cashier’s Office

B.A., University of Colorado-Denver

Danny Rogers

Pipes/Mechanical Trades II, Facilities

Loretta Sais

Administrative Assistant II, Enrollment Services

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

Donna Salinas

Program Assistant I, Marketing and Communications

A.S., South Suburban College

Stephen Salkeld

Pipes Mechanical Trades I, Facilities

A.A., Scott Community College

Isaiah Sanchez

Groundskeeper II, Facilities

Matthew Sanchez

Groundskeeper II, Facilities

Anthony Schaller

Police Officer II, Campus Police

Sheryl Scharnikow

Administrative Assistant III, Instructional Technology/E-Learning

Celeste Shephard

Accounting Tech III, Cashier’s Office

Michele Short

Testing and Evaluation Specialist, Assessment/Testing Center

M.A., University of Kansas

Mindy Sohl

Administrative Assistant II, Learning Commons

B.A., University of Colorado

Sonja Starkweather

Material Handler II, Facilities

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Peggy Stewart

Program Assistant I, Instructional Services

A.A.S., Nebraska College of Business

Ryan Stoller

Police Officer, Campus Police

A.G.S., Red Rocks Community College

Sophia Tokpa

Custodian I, Facilities

Danielle Trujillo

Program Assistant I, Rocky Mountain Education Center

A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Rosanne Ussery

Police Communication Tech, Campus Police

M.A., Regis University; B.S., Regis University

Rebecca Wegert

Accounting Technician II, Cashier’s Office

B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver; A.A.S., Red Rocks Community College

Shunna White

Administrative Assistant III, Facilities

Jacob Williamson

Chemistry Lab Coordinator, Chemistry

Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines

Chi Wilson

IT Technician II, Computer Services

M.S., Regis University; A.A.S., Community College of Denver

Debbie Yanuzzelli

IT Technician, Computer Services

Karen York

Administrative Assistant III, Human Resources

A.G.S., Red Rocks Community College; A.A., Parks College

Cynthia Youngblood

Police Communication Technician, Campus Police

Nina Ysais

Program Assistant I, High School Relations/Concurrent Enrollment

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

Dustin Zoltay

Custodian I, Facilities

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