Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

Student Health & Counseling Center

Providing Medical and Behavioral Health Care for all RRCC Students

All RRCC students are eligible to access the Student Health & Counseling Center. The Student Health & Counseling Center is staffed by certified and licensed medical and behavioral health providers. We provide nearly all the same general medical services as a Family Practice Clinic. Many of the services are covered by student fees. The clinics are located on the Lakewood campus near the Student Life desk, Room 1569 and on the Arvada Campus in Room 9420.

Medical Services Provided:

  • Annual physical exams and program physicals for signature
  • Multiple sick visits or consultations as needed
  • Evaluation and treatment of common illnesses
  • STI testing and counseling
  • Women’s Health: well woman exam, birth control counseling, and pregnancy testing
  • In-Office Procedures: stitches, toe nail removal, wart removal, etc. (Associated charge)
  • Preventative Healthcare: diet/exercise counseling and smoking/tobacco cessation
  • Vaccinations: seasonal flu shots, Hepatitis B, MMR, Tetanus (TDap), and Tb testing. (Associated charge)
  • Lab work: ordered by the provider if indicated and billed directly to the student
  • Imaging: xray, ultrasound, CT scan, etc. (Completed off campus, ordered by the provider if indicated, billed directly to the student)
  • Prescriptions: written by the discretion of the provider, must be filled at an outside pharmacy

Personal health insurance is not required to be seen at the clinic (no copay) but may be utilized for laboratory testing and imaging studies.

The Medical Clinics are open Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Hours are subject to change and will be posted at the clinics. For an appointment at Lakewood call 303-914-6655 or stop by the clinic, Room 1569. For an appointment at Arvada call 303-917-6070 or stop by at Room 9420. Walk-ins are welcome and accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Behavioral Health Services

Brief counseling to help with stress, depression, and other life challenges is provided at both the Lakewood and Arvada campuses by a licensed therapist from the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Students qualify for up to six sessions per semester at no charge, or may be referred to community resources. In order to schedule, call 303-914-6655 or come into the Student Health & Counseling Center, Room 1569 or Arvada Clinic, Room 9420.

The therapist will be available Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The therapist will be at the Arvada Student Health & Counseling Center one day each week, to be determined at the beginning of each semester. Walk-ins are welcome and accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit for additional information. Veterans may request a visit with a Veterans Services Clinician who specializes in the needs of those who have served in the military. Call 303-432-5304 for an appointment or visit for more information.

Peer Counseling Program

The Peer Counseling Program (PCP) is an additional component of the RRCC Behavioral Health Services (BHS). Selected PCP interns and volunteers, referred to as Peer Coaches, are extensively and thoroughly trained in listening and helping skills and recognizing and describing mental health concerns and can assist their peers in locating appropriate resources either on campus or in the community. Peer Coaches are available for drop–in appointments during designated hours (to be determined each semester) in Rm 2282, located on the second floor of the library across the bridge. Students may also schedule to meet with a Peer Coach by calling the Peer Counseling Program Office at 303-914-6185 or sending an email to

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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