Red Rocks Community College

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International Students

International students are those students admitted into the U.S. on an F1 non-immigrant student visa. If you are an international student, submit the following documents:

1. RRCC "International Student Admissions Application," available in the International Student Services Office, or the application may be downloaded from our website at International students must not use the electronic application on the college main web page.

2. A statement of financial resources sufficient for tuition and living expenses while in the U.S. (currently $26,000/year based on tuition of $6,000/full time per semester). Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. After the admissions materials have been reviewed, we will issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 to qualified applicants. Applicants outside the U.S. must then present the I-20 and original copies of financial support documents to the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy to obtain the F-1 visa.

Upon arrival in the U.S., you will be enrolled in the mandatory health insurance through the RRCC international student health insurance provider.

Application Deadlines

International students should apply as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the college to assess all necessary documents and for the U.S. State Department’s visa interview process. The following deadlines are application submission guidelines for new international students only. Transfer students already in the U.S. generally have one additional month to prepare their documents.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: March 1

New applications are not accepted after classes begin.


Prior to registering for classes, you must take a placement test and/or the English language assessment which takes at least 90 minutes and is available on a walk-in basis. Test times are listed in the current schedule and on our website. Depending upon your test results, you will then be placed in the English as a Second Language program or college-level classes as appropriate.

Guaranteed Transfer to Universities

Many RRCC courses will transfer. Please consult with an RRCC academic advisor as well as a transfer counselor at the institution you wish to attend. Credit earned for prior learning, advanced placement, correspondence courses, CLEP, and other credit from "testing out" of a course may not apply. The institution to which you transfer will evaluate these credits according to its own policies. See Transferring from RRCC to Four-Year Colleges and Universities.

Housing/Family Homestay Assistance

American family homestay opportunities are often available to you, in addition to a variety of local housing arrangements. If you choose the homestay option, you will need to contact the International Student Services Office prior to your arrival in the United States.

Intensive English Program

If you wish to study only English as a Second Language or continue with college-level courses after ESL studies, you may enter our Intensive English Program. The program offers full-time English instruction (20-25 hours per week) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Non-Intensive English Program

If you have tested beyond the Intensive English Program, you are eligible to enroll in non-intensive English classes. The program offers three semester-length classes designed to boost your English skills for the reading, writing, and communication demands of college classes. Classes include advanced reading, composition and listening/speaking, conversation, and iBT TOEFL preparation.

Information: 303-914-6416 or

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Red Rocks Community College Catalog

Red Rocks Community College 2018-2019 Catalog

Academic Calendar

Welcome from the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions and Enrollment

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Tuition Rates and Fees

Paying for College

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)

Rocky Mountain Education Center/Occupational Safety & Health Administration

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

Computer Science Certificates

Computer Science Degrees


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

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 and Dance

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

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

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

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