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red rocks community college


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red rocks is more than a community college We are a place for learning...and exploring. Where you can earn high marks, and also leave your mark. We deliver lectures...and spark conversations.

“My paint brush and pencil are my tools to interpret the world around me and within me.” ~ Mary

Offering a way in for some, a way out for others. We inspire you to move forward and hope you’ll give back.

Cover and above: Mary - Artist, mother, RRCC student pursuing a degree in education

Established in 1969 Small classroom sizes + more interaction with instructors = a better experience

Over 650 classes for personal and professional interest Friendly, supportive community (where leadership is encouraged) Flexible online or classroom learning Affordable tuition

red rocks community college Imagine the Possibilities Whether you’re pursuing a degree in a high-demand field, laying the groundwork for a four-year school, or retooling skills for a new career, Red Rocks Community College is the place for you. Over 15,000 students each year choose Red Rocks to start a path to higher learning. Red Rocks is an accredited, two-year institution that delivers training in today’s most popular fields.

location is EVERYTHING You’ve heard it before...location, location, location! The RRCC main campus in Lakewood lies on 140 acres near the foothills of Jefferson County... about 15 minutes from downtown Denver and 15 minutes from the Rocky Mountains. Not only is our location convenient, the rolling hills of our grounds make for beautiful views and support an active community. Our campus features a skateboarding half pipe, rock climbing wall, sand volleyball court, tennis court, and walking trails. LAKEWOOD 303.914.6600 | ARVADA 303.914.6010

Everybody needs a little support. Learning isn’t always easy, so RRCC provides resources to give you an academic edge. These services are free to all students:

Tutoring Study groups Online class assistance Writing Center Foreign language labs Computer labs GED pretest and preparation Services for students with disabilities

rrcc students RRCC is the college of choice for a diverse range of ethnic and age groups. Whether you are starting your college education for the first time, going back to finish it, have plans to change careers or to transfer to a four-year college, you will feel at home at this community-oriented campus.

international students and studies If traveling excites you, check out courses that will take you across the globe to places like France, Scotland, Africa, Peru, or India. Along with a diverse student body, we host exchange students from Japan each year, and students come from as far away as Switzerland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Venezuela, Mexico and other countries to study at Red Rocks’ unique international education program.

campus life ...because there’s more to school than studying Red Rocks provides dozens of opportunities for enrichment and fun such as student government, clubs, entertainment, free food, and international travel led by faculty and staff. Our honor society, Phi Theta Kappa—a national award winner—offers opportunities for fellowship and service. Our A-Z of student clubs includes academic groups, sports, and groups of personal interest. If you don’t see a group that matches your interests, start one! Chances are, you’ll find new friends who share the same passions.

RRCC Student Clubs Preview: History Nursing Poli-Sci Psychology Anime Dance

Roleplaying & Gaming Outdoor Veterans Rugby

Gayle Crane Faculty, Chemistry BA in Chemistry and Mathematics from Chadron State College PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Wyoming “I feel this institution offers the best of many worlds; perfect for students who have such a wide variety of interests.”

our instructors make the grade Programs at Red Rocks are lead by faculty who are committed to excellence and the success of our students. Red Rocks instructors—many of whom hold doctorate and master’s degrees—bring years of real world experience and education into the classroom. Through hands-on training, simulations, and capstone learning formats, our ambitious community of educators provides you with the skills needed to succeed!

~ Dr. Gayle Crane


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flexible learning formats We know you have a life outside of school. Whether you work full- or part-time or have family obligations, we have flexible learning formats to suit your style and situation.

take the next step and prepare for a bachelor’s degree Nearly one third of Red Rocks students enroll here to prepare for success at a four-year university. Last fall, over 700 students transferred to a university, including Colorado School of Mines, Regis University, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and Metropolitan State University. And if you’re still in high school, learn how to get dual credit for high school and college through our Concurrent Enrollment program. Talk to your high school counselor or visit www.rrcc/hs.

Traditional classroom: days, evenings, and weekends Online (or classroom/ online hybrid) Accelerated or self-paced Learning communities of linked classes Independent study design your own course with a faculty member Service learning that connects course work with community service

be smart cut your tuition bill significantly! Options to consider: COF - The state’s College Opportunity Fund helps state residents pay almost half of their per-credit cost. Community college makes smart economic sense. Your tuition bill from Red Rocks will be much less than the bill from a four-year college.

Financial Aid - Financial Aid is available from the U.S. Department of Education through loans, grants, scholarships, and student employment, and most students qualify for some form of aid. Please apply early to ensure your award arrives in time. Scholarships - There are hundreds of scholarships available to Red Rocks students through Financial Aid and the RRCC Foundation. We award about $500,00 each year! Student Employment - You can earn money and get to know the college community through part-time work-study on campus or internships with businesses in your field of study.




Red Rocks can help jumpstart careers in today’s fastest growing fields: Accounting Business Cyber Security Education Mobile App Development Physician Assistant Water Quality Management

high — demand career fields Our curriculum and academic programs are continually evolving to meet the changing needs of our students and the work force. RRCC offers five types of associate’s degrees that prepare you for immediate employment in high demand career fields. Or, if your plans involve transferring to a four-year school, you can take general studies courses that are guaranteed to transfer to all public colleges or universities in Colorado.

Associate of Art - transfer Associate of Science transfer Associate of Applied Science - career-oriented Associate of General Studies - career-oriented Associate of General Studies, Specialist - articulated transfer to a specific school and career

RRCC advisors will help you with a plan!

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Choose your career:



Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Holistic Health


Law Enforcement

Applied Technology



Mechanical Trades

Auto Collision Repair

Medical Office Technology

Automotive Customization

Multimedia Graphic Design

Automotive Service Repair



Outdoor Recreation


Park Ranger Technology





Communication Disorders


Communication Studies Computer Information Systems

Physical Education/Outdoor Education

Computer Science

Physician Assistant



Criminal Justice


Culinary Arts

Political Science


Power Equipment/Sport Vehicle Technology

Early Childhood Education Economics Electricity-Commercial/Industrial/ Residential


Precision Machining Technology Psychology Radiologic Technology

Emergency Management & Planning

Renewable Energy Technology

Emergency Medical Services


Engineering - Pre-Engineering


Engineering Graphics Technology

Teacher Education


Theatre Arts

Fine Woodworking

Water Quality Management

Fire Science Technology

Web Design/Web Development

Foreign Languages



Wind Energy Technology

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Check list: Apply for Admission Apply for the COF Visit the Assessment Center Set up your student email Apply for Financial Aid Attend Red Rocks 101 Meet with an advisor Register for classes Get your RRCC student ID Attend New Student Welcome Night Purchase books and supplies “Like” us on Facebook and sign up with Twitter

Admissions 303.914.6348 Advising 303.914.6255 Assessment 303.914.6720 Financial Aid 303.914.6256 High School 303.914.6350 Relations

we are serious about your career. Our Career Center provides three paths to help you select a field and secure that job. Career Exploration includes career assessments and exercises exploring values, strengths, skills, interests, and personality while also addressing college majors, workshops, and classes. Employment Resources provides labor market information, job search skills, internships, and jobs for Red Rocks students. Educational Planning delivers academic advising, orientations, and resources for transferring to fouryear colleges and universities. Plus, we offer classes for credit that provide career and job search skills.

your success starts here. Apply today! Simply fill out our online application at There is no application fee and no deadline. You can apply any time; our semesters start in late August, mid-January and early June, but there are condensed courses and online classes that start throughout the year. When you’re ready, chances are there’s a class starting.

apply today Stop in or call one of our advisors. For a successful start, visit with one of our experienced advisors. You don’t need an appointment, just stop by. If you’re still in high school, talk to your counselor. You can earn college credit from Red Rocks before you graduate, and even earn high school and college credit from the same course.

Red Rocks Community College Viewbook 2012  

An overview of the many options available to students choosing to study at RRCC.

Red Rocks Community College Viewbook 2012  

An overview of the many options available to students choosing to study at RRCC.