With campuses in Arvada and Lakewood, Colorado, Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is one of the best higher educational institutions in the state. It offers over 650 courses and 150 programs that lead to professional certificates or two-year degrees. The school lives up to its mission of creating a passion for learning through its own love of learning, commitment to excellence and dedication to students. Innovation, teamwork, diversity, communication and integrity are the principles that guide its decisions and actions and define its values.
RRCC is a committed business partner that responds to community and industry needs through innovative solutions. It is a coalition builder that initiates opportunities for creative solving by means of teamwork. The school also believes in communication, promoting a culture that encourages an open exchange of thoughts and ideas. As a model of integrity, it supports its mission with judicious and thoughtful decision making.
Established in 1969 as one of the Community College of Denver’s three new campuses, RRCC is now serving over 14,000 students per year, providing access to quality higher education and meeting the educational needs of Park, Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties residents. RRCC has provided a quality education to students of all ages, backgrounds and incomes. It takes pride in its accessible and qualified faculty, whose main responsibility is teaching. Its tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and it also offers various scholarships and financial aid options through its foundation. Its support services include free tutoring and advising, English as a Second Language, Learning and Resource Centers, a fitness center, a child care center, and student life and employment.
The school offers majors in hottest fields such as health careers, computer technology, law enforcement, fire science, and speech-language pathology and audiology. It also offers flexible course schedules to fit one’s home or work commitments. Classes have an average size of fewer than 20 students.
The RRCC main campus, located in Lakewood, is only a few minutes from Denver. It is backed by local governments, public school districts, businesses and chamber of commerce. The RRCC Arvada campus, on the other hand, is recognized for its welcoming setting and unique scheduling options. It has modern “smart” classrooms and offers a wide range of courses such as Speech and Anthropology. It also offers basic-skill courses in English and Mathematics and general education core courses.
The RRCC is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its programs are approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and Colorado Community College System.