Red Rocks Community College

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Red Rocks Community College is a two-year community college with campuses in Lakewood and Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks students can choose from over 150 fields of study, with Associate’s degrees in four areas: arts, sciences, applied science and general studies.

Red Rocks has earned the nickname “The Ivy of Community Colleges” for its high academic standards and qualified faculty. Many students transfer their coursework to a four-year university. Red Rocks has a General Education Transfer Program that is recognized by all major colleges and universities in Colorado.

Red Rocks students can also receive professional certification in a wide range of fields, including business, health care, education, computer information systems, graphic design, accounting, law enforcement, fire science, construction technology, auto technology and outdoor education.

Red Rocks also has a writing center, both online and on-campus, where students can develop college-level writing skills. Free tutoring and study groups are available at both campuses.

Rock Rocks Community College was founded as part of the Community College of Denver in 1969. The school became independent and adopted its current name in 1983, opening the Arvada campus in 1990.

General Information

Admission Office

13300 West Sixth Avenue

Box 5

Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

(303) 914-6351

Fax: (303) 989-6919

Contact: Dean Rathe

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

13300 West Sixth Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

(303) 914-6000

Total undergrads: 7,604

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,536


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Photography A,C
Theater Design/Stagecraft A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Business-interdisciplinary A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Real Estate A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General C
Database Management C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Construction Trades – General A,C
Electrician A,C
Plumbing A,C


Teacher Assistance A,C

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Energy Systems A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Industrial Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Water Quality/Treatment C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Holistic health certificate C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Physician assistant C
RN refresher program C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Reflexology certificate C
Vascular technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Technology A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Aesthetics/Skin Care C
Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Hair Styling/Design C
Manicure/Nails A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C
Woodworking A

Science Technologies

Applied technology A

Security & Protective Services

Emergency Management/Homeland Security A,C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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