Red Rocks Community College

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Park Ranger Technology AAS Degree

The AAS 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.

Required Courses


General Education Courses


ENG or COM (100 or higher) (3)


MAT 107 (career or higher) (3)


Choose 6 credits (TWO courses) from the following (100 and above):




Physical & Life Sciences: AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MET, NRE, PHY, SCI


Social & Behavioral Science: ARG, ANT, ECO, GEO, GIS, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC


Choose an additional 3 credits from any of the above prefixes or CIS 118


Program Requirements


OUT 107

Orienteering and Routefinding (2)


Natural & Physical Science Electives

(Must select 5 credits from the following courses. Courses must not duplicate any certificate courses.)


BIO 111

General College Biology I (5)



or ENV 101 Environmental Science w/Lab (4)



and 1 Credit From the Following:



AST 108 Colorado Night Sky I (1)



AST 109 Colorado Night Sky II (1)



AST 110 Colorado Night Sky III (1)



GEY 116 The Geology of Minerals and Gems



GEY 118 Rock and Minteral Identification (1)



GEY 125 Plate Tectonics (1)



GEY 127 Oil and Gas Geology (1)



GEY 140 Introduction to Global Positioning (1)


General Electives

(Choose 6 credits, only 3 can be OUT elective credits. Courses must not duplicate any certificate courses.)


REC 100

Introduction to Recreation (2)


REC 210

Principles of Outdoor Recreation (3)


GIS 101

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)


PRA 255

Advanced Resource Interpretation (3)


GIS 210

Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)


GER 101

Conversational German I (3)


FRE 101

Conversational French I (3)


ITA 101

Conversational Italian I (3)


JPN 101

Conversational Japanese I (3)


RUS 101

Conversational Russian I (3)


SPA 101

Conversational Spanish I (3)


BIO 112

General College Biology (5)


REC 212

Outdoor Recreation Programming (3)


OUT 101

Mountaineering (3)


OUT 108

Wilderness Survival Skills (3)


OUT 109

Winter Wilderness Survival Skills (2)


OUT 112

Mountain Orientation (2)


OUT 113

Desert Orientation (2)


OUT 114

Canyon Orientation (2)


OUT 115

Snow Orientation (2)


OUT 116

River Orientation (2)


OUT 119

Flyfishing I (1)


OUT 126

Mountain Biking (1)


OUT 129

Ice Climbing I (1)


OUT 130

Ice Climbing II (1)


OUT 131

Rock Climbing I (1)


OUT 132

Rock Climbing II (2)


OUT 133

Technical Canyoneering (2)


OUT 134

Wilderness Ethics (2)


OUT 137

Kayaking (1)


OUT 139

Whitewater Rafting Guide (2)


OUT 140

Swift Water Rescue Tech I (1)


OUT 143

Backpacking (2)


OUT 144

Backcountry Cooking (1)


OUT 145

Introduction to Winter Sports (1)


OUT 149

Alpine Skiing I (1)


OUT 150

Alpine Skiing II (1)


OUT 151

Snowshoeing (1)


OUT 152

Snowboarding I (1)


OUT 153

Snowboarding II (1)


OUT 156

Survival Plants in Summer I (2)


OUT 157

Survival Plants in Fall I (2)


OUT 158

Survival Plants in Spring I (2)


OUT 161

Survival Plants in Summer II (3)


OUT 162

Survival Plants in Fall II (3)


OUT 163

Survival Plants In Spring II (3)


OUT 168

Avalanche Awareness Level I (1)


OUT 169

Avalanche Awareness Level II (2)


OUT 175

Special Topics (1-12)


OUT 201

Scuba Diving (1)


OUT 202

Open Water Diver (1)


OUT 203

Advanced Open Water Diver (2)


OUT 204

Rescue Diver (2)


OUT 205

Divemaster (3)


OUT 206

Assistant Scuba Instructor (3)


OUT 207

Open Water Scuba Instructor (3)


OUT 216

Challenge Course Facilitation (2)


OUT 237

Paddle Sports (2)


OUT 250

Alpine Ski Instructor (2)


OUT 251

Snowboard Instructor (2)


OUT 275

Special Topics (1-12)


In addition to the requirements above, you must complete at least one of the following Certificates:


Park Ranger Specialist


Park Ranger Resource Interpretation


Total Credits


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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

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