Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College was founded in Colorado as a new Community College of Denver campus. By 1971 construction of the present Lakewood campus was approved, and completed in 1973. In 1990 the campus expanded to include the Arvada campus, featuring high-tech modern facilities.
With over 650 courses pertaining to over 150 programs, students have a wide selection when choosing a two-year degree or professional certificate program. The 14,000 annual students at Red Rocks Community College are able to choose from classroom courses, online courses, self-paced courses and weekend classes. As a community college Red Rocks keeps class sizes below 20 students, and offers support services like free tutoring, advising, child care, learning and resource centers, English as a Second Language instruction, and student employment.
As a two-year college Red Rocks Community College offers associate of arts, associate of science, associate of general studies, and associate of applied science degrees, and an AA/AS General Education Transfer Program which all of Colorado’s four-year state colleges and universities accept. Degree programs are offered in exciting areas like speech-language pathology and audiology, computer technology, fire science, health careers and law enforcement. The CISCO Academy and multimedia programs in computer technology are also amongst the featured degree programs at Red Rocks Community College. In-demand job training is offered in areas like the Emergency and Public Service department- the largest in the state- with training for police, fire and EMT professionals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center on campus is the second-largest in the country.
Red Rocks Community College is set on 140 acres in Lakewood, Colorado, and students enjoy breathtaking views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is only minutes away from campus, with other surrounding cities including Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. Many of the top ski slopes and natural attraction in Colorado are located within an hour’s drive of Lakewood.