New/Prospective Concurrent Enrollment Instructors

New/Prospective Instructors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a RRCC Concurrent Enrollment Instructor. To start the academic approval process please complete the following steps:

  • Please have the following information and documents ready to submit with your application:
    • Current resume
    • Copies of transcripts
    • Day-to-day syllabus/curriculum for each RRCC course requested
    • Contact hours, or the number of hours spent in the classroom for this course over a typical term

The Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Application is now closed for Spring 2023 and will reopen in January for Fall 2023 applications.

Academic Approval Request Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15

Instructor Qualifications:

General Education (GT Transfer) and transferable electives

Master's degree in content area or any masters degree with minimum 18 graduate hours in content area. Includes CTE transferable electives.

Career Tech Education

Occupational experience verification form for all positions held within the last 7 years (5 years for the health science programs) related to the field in which you are applying to teach.

  • An applicant with a related Bachelor's degree or higher - 2,000 hours
  • An applicant with a related Associate's degree or Industry license, certification or at the minimum a high school diploma - 4,000 hours
  • Health areas must provide 4,000 occupational hours regardless of the degree they hold
  • Some CTE courses will require additional instructor certifications (i.e. CPR, OSHA, etc.)

Your submitted application and documents will be submitted to the RRCC department chair/lead for review. After review by the department chair/dean, the Concurrent Enrollment Instructional Manager will notify you of the decision regarding your application to offer C.E. at your high school.


Instructor and Course Approval Process

One year prior to offering concurrent enrollment:

  • Start planning for the next academic year with district and RRCC.
    • Coordinate with building level administration.
    • Receive approval from district office Concurrent Enrollment (CE) and CTE (as applicable) coordinators.
    • Check RRCC instructor qualifications to ensure you meet all the requirements.
    • Check that course is offered for concurrent enrollment at RRCC.
    • Review required CCCNS course learning outcomes and topical outlines.
  • Submit electronic application for RRCC Concurrent Enrollment. Deadline: March 15 for fall and yearlong courses; October 15 for spring courses
    • Required application materials:
      • Current resume
      • Copies of transcripts
      • Day-to-day syllabus/curriculum for each RRCC course requested
      • Contact hours, or the number of hours spent in the classroom for this course over a typical term
      • For Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Courses and transferable electives:
        • List of all graduate courses and credit hours complete in content area along with course descriptions and/or link to graduate program webpage with course information and/or syllabi.
      • For CTE Courses:
  • RRCC Department Chair or CE Liaison reviews application and determines if the instructor meets RRCC instructor qualifications. Deadline: April 1; November 1 for spring courses
    • If denied, RRCC will provide information on steps instructor can take if they want to reapply in the future such as additional coursework or specific occupational experience.
  • Schedule meeting with RRCC CE Liaison after instructor qualification approval to discuss requirements for course curriculum, syllabus, materials, and equipment.
  • RRCC CE Liaison must approve the following before the course may be offered to ensure alignment with campus-based RRCC courses.
    • Class has been reviewed and matches a Common Course in CCCNS and RRCC’s catalog.
    • Course syllabus has been reviewed.
    • Course assignments, tests, and papers are at the same level, rigor, relevance, and depth as those in campus-based courses.
    • Textbook and course materials have been reviewed and are appropriate for use in teaching the college course.
    • The instructional facilities, including laboratory, studio, and technology facilities have been reviewed and are comparable to campus-based facilities.

Semester prior to offering concurrent enrollment:

  • Finalize course curriculum with RRCC CE Liaison. Must be approved before May 1; December 1 for spring courses
  • Site visit is completed by department or CE office, if required, to check lab equipment, technology, space, for HLC documentation. Must be approved before May 1; December 1 for spring courses
  • Submit department-approved syllabus, course facilities checklist, and course approval to CE department. Must be approved before May 1; December 1 for spring courses
  • Complete RRCC HR paperwork to receive RRCC email address and employee S# to access the web portal “The Rock”
  • Complete RRCC CTE Credentialing paperwork.
  • Complete mandatory CE Onboarding.
  • Attend required CE professional development at RRCC.
  • Receive appointment letter for following academic year.

Early August or January:

  • Attend new instructor orientation at RRCC.
  • Upload syllabus to D2L course shell for all courses.
  • Communicate with CE liaison for any updates for the semester.
  • Check email for information from your district CE office and RRCC’s CE office on registration paperwork, deadlines, and opportunities to visit your class and assist with registration. Instructors, counselors and district representatives will assist the Concurrent Enrollment Office in the student registration process.
  • If your students need access to D2L for your course, please let your district CE office and the RRCC CE office so we can prioritize registering your students.
  • Participation/enrollment requirements: Red Rocks Community College requires Concurrent Enrollment classes to have the following minimum participation percentages. Lack of participation may result in class cancellations.
    • Career Technical Education (CTE) courses: 50% of students enrolled
    • Guaranteed Transfer (GT) courses: 80% of students enrolled
    • Courses with RRCC Instructors, require the use of Desire2Learn (D2L) all and math courses: 100% of students enrolled
    • Encourage your students to take advantage of Concurrent Enrollment program opportunities!

First Semester:

  • Start teaching!
  • Distribute RRCC syllabus to students.
  • Check roster once registration is complete and inform district and RRCC CE offices of any errors.
  • Schedule yearly classroom observation with RRCC CE Liaison.
  • Have students submit Student Observations of Instruction (SOIs).
  • Submit final grades into the RRCC Banner system (through The Rock portal using your S#) 48 hours after the last class date.

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • View Concurrent Enrollment Statement of Standards: RRCC Instructor Guidelines
  • Review CCCS Common Course Number System (CCNS) to align coursework: CCCS course alignment. Only courses in the current RRCC catalog will be considered for approval.
  • Use the RRCC course syllabi verbatim or map your high school syllabi with RRCC's with approval from RRCC chair/lead. Syllabi Resources: Accessible syllabi template and accessible syllabi insert 
  • Course syllabi posted on your D2L course shell to reflect RRCC competencies and requirements. (Instructors may also be required to provide additional materials and/or use RRCC exams to ensure consistency).
  • Attend annual CE professional development.
  • All CE instructors are expected to respond within 48-72 hours (excluding weekends/holidays) to their RRCC department chairs/department liaison communications.



Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Checklist PDF icon

Accessible Syllabus TemplatePDF icon

Accessible Syllabus InsertPDF icon

CCCS Statement of Standards