Red Rocks Community College Fact Sheet


Founded in 1969

RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE serves the residents of Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin and Park counties on its campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Its unique offerings include Renewable Energy, Water Quality, Physician Assistant, Fine Woodworking, and a nationally recognized OSHA Training Program.

President: Michele Haney. Ph.D.

Dr. Haney received her doctorate in counseling from the University of Wyoming in 1979. Prior to coming to RRCC, she was the president of Morgan Community College from 2003 to 2007 and before that, she held positions as the chief executive officer of the Boulder campus for Front Range Community College and the chief executive officer and chief academic officer for the Westminster campus of Front Range Community College.

In-Demand Programs:

  • Water Quality Management
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Aide
  • Medical Imaging
  • Cyber Security
  • Precision Machining

Recently Launched Innovative Programs:

  • The Integrated Pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with
    the University of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Water Quality Management Technology launched in Fall 2016.
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (Fall 2017)


Lakewood Campus
13300 West Sixth Avenue Lakewood CO 80228-1255 Red Rocks Community College
Arvada Campus
5420 Miller Street Arvada CO 80002 Red Rocks Community College

2015-2016 Annual Headcount Enrollment: 12,497

Fall 2016 Instruction

  • Full-time Faculty: 94 – (23%)
  • Adjunct Instructors: 317 – (77%)

Colorado Companies Supported by RRCC’s Rocky Mountain Education Center, in receiving Colorado First and Existing Industry Grant Funding in 2016-17:

Companies/Organizations Receiving Customized Workforce Development Training from RRCC’s Rocky Mountain Education Center include: