Red Rocks Community College

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Transfer of Credits

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) uses a common course numbering system to simplify transfer to other state colleges and universities and to ensure curriculum quality across the system. Information is posted at: Once you are on the site, select the "Common Course Numbering System" link.

Your previous college credits will be transferred in according to the following policies:

  1. The College will accept transfer credit only from post-secondary institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations.
  2. Credits will be transferred based on the Degree/Certificate you are pursuing.Although there is no limit to the number of credits that may be transferred, a minimum of 25% of the credits applied to a degree, or 50% for some certificates, must be earned at RRCC. For this reason, we will only initially bring in up to 75% of the needed credit towards the declared degree. Additional credits may be brought in at the request of the student and/or a faculty member or academic advisor.
  3. RRCC reserves the right to examine all credits to determine obsolescence of content. In the event that coursework is found to be obsolete, you may be required to update the credit.
  4. A grade of C or higher is required for transfer. Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses with D, F or U grades. P or S grades may only be transferred if the transcript key indicates that they are equivalent to a C or higher.
  5. Transferred grades are not calculated into your RRCC grade point average.
  6. Credits for remedial non-collegiate level courses are not acceptable in transfer. They may be used to meet a prerequisite requirement for a higher-level class.
  7. Upper level undergraduate courses can only be accepted in transfer if the course can be equated to a course in CCNS. Graduate level courses cannot be accepted in transfer towards undergraduate credit.
  8. Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) is evaluated by the Assessment Center at RRCC. AP credit is evaluated upon receipt of an official copy of the score report mailed directly to RRCC from the College Board. Exams for which a score of 3 or higher has been earned will be considered for credit. A maximum of 30 semester hours of CLEP credit may be applied to RRCC associates degree. Transfer credit is not awarded for all AP exams. Please contact the Assessment Center at RRCC for more information or see the College CPL Handbook at
  9. Credit for General/Subject Exams of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) will be considered for credit upon receipt of an official copy of the score report mailed directly to RRCC from the issuing organization. Only scores of 50 and above will be considered. Up to 30 credits of CLEP credit may be applied to RRCC associate degrees. Transfer credit is not given for all CLEP exams. Please contact the Assessment Center at 303-914-6720 for more information or see the College CPL Handbook at
  10. All course work is evaluated on the semester-hour basis. Example: one quarter hour equals 2/3 of a semester hour; one semester hour equals one semester hour. Courses taken for a lower credit value than the equivalent RRCC course will only be transferred in at that lower credit value. Courses taken for more credits will only be granted the standard hours for the RRCC course.
  11. For Associate of Applied Science degrees/certificates, students should contact their faculty advisor or department chair for information concerning course substitutions.
  12. All received and/or evaluated transcripts become the property of RRCC.
  13. An unofficial transcript can be evaluated to override prerequisite requirements. An official copy is then required.

Please allow 30 days for your transcript to be processed.

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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