Economics at Red Rocks Community College

Economics is a study of how our society chooses to allocate its limited resources to best meet our unlimited wants. As a social science, economics attempts to describe behavioral idiosyncrasies of consumers and producers and their responses to changes in incentives. Furthermore, economics attempts to predict future patterns of economic environment on an individual as well as a global scale. An economics degree is ideal for most careers. Economics stresses critical thinking. Economics also stresses computer proficiency and communications skills. There is a plethora of potential jobs available for those with economics degree. Graduates work in government, academia, commercial banks, insurance companies, International lending institutions, unions, consulting firms, and trade associations. Red Rocks offers economic courses in a variety of formats including online classes.


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Career Paths / Options in Economics

  • Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Stock Broker
  • Business, Banking, and Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Federal Reserve Public Finance

See more career paths here.

Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities. Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!