Engineering Transfer at Red Rocks Community College

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Associates of Engineering Science (AES Degree) Overview

Red Rocks will offer the Associates of Engineering Sciences degree beginning Summer 2022 term. Students will be able to officially declare the degree and follow the degree plan to take all the required courses for transfer to Colorado School of Mines.

Students will be able to declare the AES degree coming Late Spring/ Early Summer 2022.

Mines Academy at Red Rocks Community College

The Mines Academy is an innovative partnership between Colorado School of Mines and RRCC that provides students who are interested in pursuing a degree at Mines the opportunity to become an Oredigger while at RRCC and transfer seamlessly into Mines.

Mines Academy Information, Application, & Events - Visit Our Mines Academy Webpage Here 

Students standing while attending a lecture about 3D printers at Mines.

Engineering Transfer

RRCC Engineering allow prepares students to transfer to other Colorado four-year engineering programs.

RRCC Engineering also has transfer pathways to:

University of Colorado – Boulder

Iron Range Engineering

New co-op based transfer program to Iron Range Engineering is in development.

Course Highlights

Engineering at Red Rocks offers a majority of courses required during the first two years of undergraduate engineering.

Science and Mathematics

MAT 2410 - Calculus I (5)
MAT 2420 - Calculus II (5)
MAT 2431 - Calculus III (5)
MAT 2561 - Differential Equations (4)
CHE 1111 -  General College Chemistry I (5)
PHY 2011 -  Physics I: Calculus-Based (5)

[Note: CHE 112 - General College Chemistry II and/or PHY 212 Physics II: Calculus-Based may also be required depending on chosen major]

Engineering/Engineering Graphics Technology

EGG 2011 Statics, 3 credits
EGG 2012 Dynamics, 3 credits
EGT 1110 Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications Sequence (IDEA) - 3 credits

Students siting in classroom with computers with CAD drawings on screens and on lecture screen at front.

Research & Internship Opportunities

RRCC Engineering students have many opportunities for gaining hands-on STEM work and research experience.  
Students can complete internships at NREL, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Martin/Martin, Denver Botanical Gardens and many more.

Current students can view opportunities and available workshops/events on the Engineering D2L page, the Virtual Student Union, or through our RRCC Career Services Center. 

Student soldering in IDEA Lab.


The IDEA Lab is the RRCC campus makerspace and provides project collaboration space, workshops, tools and resources to support engineering courses as well as club projects. The IDEA Lab is a space where students gain hands-on experience in design, making, technology, & engineering. 

More Information About IDEA Lab & IDEA Lab Student Memberships Here