Semester Information

 *Change in Summer Protocol

Effective Monday June 21, 2021, the requirement to wear masks while inside college buildings will be discontinued for vaccinated individuals. Individuals who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask, but the college will use an honor’s system for compliance.

The Assessment Centers at both campuses will continue to require masks, for all individuals, due to the physical spacing in the Centers.

All other summer protocols will remain in effect. These include:

  • Limiting offices to no more than 50% capacity.
  • Social distancing of approximately 6 feet should be maintained. Student Services at the Lakewood Campus will continue to be offered in the Community Room and at the Arvada campus Student Services will be offered in a classroom.
  • Require notification of COVID symptoms and positive test results through our COVID Reporting Forms at these links:

              Student COVID-19 Notification Form
              Employee COVID-19 Notification Form

  • Students, employees, and guests will be required to enter through the main entrances at both Lakewood and Arvada. You may exit from any door.
  • Plexiglass partitions will remain in place at locations across both campuses.
  • In-person services will be available Monday – Thursday from 8:00 – 5:00 with remote delivery provided on Fridays.

Embark on a High-Quality Education that is Within Your Reach

Summer 2021 Health and Safety Protocol

Red Rocks Community College is the place for you! Summer and Fall 2021 classes are being offered in a variety of class formats to fit all kinds of lifestyles and learning preferences. Click here for a breakdown of the modalities that will give you the best school-home-work balance.

Summer and Fall 2021 registration is currently open for all students! Register here today or Search for classes online here.

As you are registering for classes, be sure to look at the notes section and course location to identify the modality option for each class. The modalities are: Classroom-Based, Remote, Online, HyFlex, Hybrid In-person/Remote, and Hybrid In-person/OnlineHere are examples for how to identify each modality type in Navigate.

RRCC offers classes that use Open Educational Resources and Low Cost Textbooks. View all available OER and Low Textbook Cost courses here.

Some or all of the instructional formats (modalities) for the Summer/Fall 2021 semesters may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event this happens to a class you are enrolled in, you will automatically be registered in the new format and notified of the change through your student-issued email account.

Please note: Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.

RRCC student email is the official means of communication between the College and students. Please continue checking your student email for updates and send an email to admissions@rrcc.edu  or call 303.914.6600 with questions or for more information.

Quick References for Registered Students

See important dates on our semester academic calendars. 

Student Success is offering in-person appointments Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on both the Lakewood and Arvada campuses.  We will continue to offer virtual services Monday – Friday from 8 a.m .– 5 p.m. 

Click here for step-by-step directions on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate. Click here for a list of all Student Success Services.

Additional hours and information are posted on these direct links to our bookstorelibrary, and cashiers office.

Student ID Procedure for Summer 2021

Official Student IDs are required upon entry for all students taking classes on campus and are available in the Student Life offices at both the Lakewood and Arvada Campuses: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins may be accommodated. For evening hours, please make an appointment request through Navigate or contact mark.squire@rrcc.edu. For students needing to visit campus that do not have an ID, please first sign in as a guest and then go directly to the Student Life desk to have one made. *Fall 2021 IDs will be available beginning August 3rd

Wi-Fi access points are now available in designated RRCC parking lots. This is a service so students can connect to devices from their cars to log on to D2L and complete coursework and submit assignments.

Check out the Wi-Fi access map on where to park next to specific Arvada/Lakewood buildings and instructions on how to access the student wireless network. For wireless assistance, contact rrcc.it@rrcc.edu or call 303.914.6677.  For D2L/The Rock technical support, Live Chat or call 1.888.800.9198.

Get connected through the RRCC Virtual Student Union!

The RRCC Virtual Student Union is your resource hub on D2L providing you with the community, need-to-know services, support, events and more in one place! So, take a look around. This is your space. If you see a resource that is missing, let us know. If you have a great event idea, feel free to share. You can use the Discussions to share your suggestions, thoughts, and ideas with your digital community. Once you are registered for Spring 2021 classes, the Virtual Student Union will be available under “My Courses” on D2L. You can access D2L through The Rock at rrcc.edu.

To see how it works, watch this video: Virtual Student Union

Nervous about online and virtual instruction? The following websites have great information for online instruction. 


How much do classes cost?

Students taking the classroom-based, remote, hyflex, and hybrid courses pay the on-campus rate for tuition. The online courses labeled RRCCOnline or CCCOnline are the only courses in which students pay the online tuition rateClick here for full details on tuition and fees. Payment Plans are available, and you may qualify for Financial Aid.

 The Recreation Center Bond/Operating Fees along with the parking fee will not be charged for remote and hybrid classes in the Summer 2021 semester.  This is a savings of up to $135.86 for the term.

Compare tuition rates with 4-year institutions. 

Based on 2020/2021 tuition rates for 15 credits: 

Institution

On-Campus rates with COF

Online rates with COF

Colorado School of Mines

$9,530

$9,530

CU Boulder

$6,832

$6,832

Colorado State University

$5,945

$8,051

University of Northern Colorado

$5,030

$5,255

CU Denver

$5,491

$7,149

Metro

$4,482

$4,482

RRCC

$2,582

$3,962


Not a student yet? Next steps?

Apply now to become an RRCC student. Have you already applied and need help with next steps? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Navigator.  Click here for step-by-step directions on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate.  

Need help selecting classes? Not sure which format of classes is best for you? Schedule an appointment with your Pathway Advisor.

Business – Debora Stefani

Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education – Jeff Parker

Creative & Preforming Arts – Bryce Schneider

Outdoor Leadership & Emergency Services - Lauren Badger

Health Sciences – Dan Macy (Arvada Campus: 303-914-6011)

Manufacturing & Technical Trades (CTE) – Christy Richter

Computer Information Technology – Aileen Sanchez

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)– See any other Advisor

What student support services are offered?

We currently provide a variety of services remotely. The following departments are taking virtual appointments.  Click here for step-by-step directions on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate.