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Career Success Center

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is committed to helping students succeed in their pursuit of a quality education, including assistance in developing a career plan. Your Career Success Center at RRCC provides current students, alumni, and community members with individualized career counseling and coaching, employment resources, career assessments and job search skills assistance.

Investigate this site to learn more about yourself, find applicable career options, and research occupational information through Exploration; learn how to gain more experience through Experiential Learning; and tap into our Employment Services to become more competitive for hire upon completion of your educational goals.

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is committed to helping students succeed in their pursuit of a quality education, including assistance in developing a career plan. Your Career Success Center at RRCC provides current students, alumni, and community members with individualized career counseling and coaching, employment resources, career assessments and job search skills assistance.

Investigate this site to learn more about yourself, find applicable career options, and research occupational information through Exploration; learn how to gain more experience through Experiential Learning; and tap into our Employment Services to become more competitive for hire upon completion of your educational goals.


Our Mission


We envision Red Rocks as a national and international leader in community college education that is recognized for accomplishments of our students’ goals, engagement with our community, empowerment in our workplace, and commitment to our values.


Our mission is to provide students with opportunities for growth and development that set the foundation for self-directed learning, academic achievement, and career accomplishment. We do this through high quality innovative educational programs that convey our passion for learning, our commitment to excellence, our dedication to our students, and the communities we serve.


Red Rocks Community College values Integrity. This value is expressed when we:

  • Are in compliance with legal and professional standards.
  • Exhibit honesty, fairness, and ethical behavior.
  • Take responsibility for our work and are accountable to our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Are transparent in our goals and methods.
  • Care about the quality of our work, and actively pursue innovation and efficiency in what we do.

Red Rocks Community College values Collaboration. This value is expressed when we:

  • Strive to create a supportive environment for our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Work together outside of our immediate unit or division to improve student academic success and development.
  • Demonstrate that we value people, especially students and our co-workers, in our working relationships.
  • Engage in teamwork that is based on trust, empowerment, and respect.

Red Rocks Community College values Learning. This value is expressed when we:

  • Demonstrate a passion for life-long learning and develop this in our students and community.
  • Create learning opportunities for our current and future students through community involvement and connection with external stakeholders.
  • Dedicate ourselves to scholarship and professionalism that creates innovative and creative learning environments for students, community, and ourselves.
  • Develop and deliver engaging learning opportunities that promote student growth as a whole person; intellectually, through their career, and through the development of personal abilities such as adaptability and initiative.

Red Rocks Community College values Inclusiveness. This value is expressed when we:

  • Develop procedures and programs that weave diversity throughout the daily work of the college.
  • Demonstrate respect for differences among students and within the community in all we do as a college.
  • Expect students to share that same respect and communicate that expectation to them often, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Develop our students’ and our own abilities to recognize and engage with human differences through understanding and inclusion rather than withdrawal and exclusion.

Red Rocks Community College values Communication. This value is expressed when we:

  • Practice meaningful, considerate communication with our students and with each other.
  • Whenever possible seek opportunities for an unconstrained exchange of information and ideas through dialogue that is timely, respectful, and appreciative of others.
  • Give appropriate feedback in a way that makes room for others’ perspectives and encourages rather than constrains continuing dialogue.
  • Purposefully build our ability to communicate effectively as part of working and learning with others.

Welcome to the Human Resources Department of Red Rocks Community College

The links on this page are an online resource dedicated to providing you with the most current and updated human resources information, as well as a general overview of the services offered by our office.

Whether you are considering a career at Red Rocks Community College or are currently a member of our devoted faculty and staff, we encourage you to explore the many resources we offer to help you succeed.


We are in room 1025 at the Lakewood Campus. Our phone is 303.914.6570

Staff is available remotely during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Staff Contact Information

Employee Verifications

For employee verifications we have partnered with Equifax Verification Services. Please visit their website at is external). Our employer code is 19243.

RRCC Assessment Center

There will not be testing at either Red Rocks Community College locations.  We are committed to serving you and will be available to help you test remotely.

Why Does RRCC Assess? Because We Want Your Success!

It is the mission of the Red Rocks Community College Assessment and Testing Centers to provide:

  • assessment testing as legislated by C.R.S. 21-1-113 for college placement
  • high quality professional testing environment, exemplary customer service by being friendly, courteous and informative,
  • services for computer and/or paper-pencil based testing for student, faculty, staff, campus, community, and business partners,
  • while demonstrating our commitment to our values in human relationships, personal excellence, human dignity, diversity,and our commitment to lifelong learning,
  • and ascribing to guidelines of the National College Testing Association Professional Standards.

Do I need to Assess?

Visit our “Do I Need to Test?” page to take the pre-assessment questionnaire.

Colorado State Board Policy states all students need to assess in math and English for proper placement in college classes.

There are a number of ways students can show readiness. You should provide RRCC with any of the following prior to taking a placement test for evaluation. We can then help you determine if you need to assess.

  • IB or AP high school course work
  • ACT or SAT Scores
  • CLEP or DSST exams
  • UXCEL Exams
  • Accuplacer or equivalent College Placement Test Scores
  • High School Transcripts
  • Prior College Course Work

If You Need to Assess

Visit the Study Guides page for information regarding assessment preparation. Preparation on your part will make a big difference on how well you do on the assessment. It is very important to review the materials there and determine if you are ready to assess. Testing is designed to be done only one time so be ready to do your best work.

The Placement Assessment test is a Computer Placement Test. KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS IS NOT NECESSARY TO TAKE THIS TEST. The Exam is not timed, you can expect to take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete all the tests.

You will be asked for a state-issued or federal-issued photo ID and given instructions on the exam.  Test scores are immediate and you will be advised on your placement.  After assessing scores are put in your record, you will be able to register for classes based on your results.

The Red Rocks Community College Assessment and Testing Center provides professional and comfortable testing facilities in the western metropolitan and foothills Denver area for:

  • RRCC Students
  • Test proctoring services for external students
  • Industry certification/licensure testing

For students who have just applied, please check out the requirements for taking a placement test. The state of Colorado requires placement testing for a number of students. RRCC also has a number of programs that require parts of this test for every applicant.

We are located in the Student Welcome Center, adjacent to the Admissions/Advising area at the main entrance of our main campus building.

The Assessment/Testing Center administers the academic placement test, as well as instructor-supplied classroom tests for RRCC students.

We also assist students and faculty in evaluating requests for college credits for prior learning, CPL, or Portfolio credit. The Testing Center also hosts the College Board’s College Level Examination Program, CLEP; these tests enable students to schedule an examination to earn academic credit to bypass certain college courses.

We serve the licensing and certification needs of the western metropolitan and foothills area of Denver. We administer professional tests for a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Service Industry
  • Transportation

Tuition at Red Rocks Community College

Starting at RRCC makes cents!

Congratulations! If you are here, you have most likely made the decision to attend college. Now comes the logistics. How much does it cost and how do you pay for it? At a fraction of the cost, RRCC is a much more affordable way to start out than at a four-year college.

RRCC has a number of options to help you figure out how to finance your education without creating huge debt. RRCC can offer unique opportunities to learn, explore and discover your passion, your career, your life!

Funding Options : Financial Aid, Scholarships, Payment Plans, and Vet Benefits

Even with low tuition, funding your education can be complicated at times. Red Rocks Community College will help you navigate the process and find opportunities that will save you money.

1. Federal and State Financial Aid

Commonly referred to as the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is your first step. Find out if you are eligible for valuable grants, student loans and work-study jobs. Never assume that you won’t qualify! Fill out the form and get informed about your real options. To get started, go to financial aid.

2. Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to fund your education. RRCC has a multitude of scholarship opportunity for students. More and more are made available every day, and they don’t have to be paid back! You can apply for need-based scholarships, which take into account your financial needs, and/or merit-based scholarships that are awarded for academic and personal achievement. RRCC offers several scholarships in both categories. Take a look at the scholarships we have available. But don’t stop there! Visit FastWeb(link is external) for access to thousands of national awards.

3. Payment Plan

Paying your tuition just got easier with RRCC’s Payment Plan. It breaks your expenses into monthly payments, and if you plan ahead, you can pay for a semester’s expenses over five or six months. Set up your payment plan here.

The fee to set up a payment plan is $35.00, but if your plan is not set up by the due date for your class(es), you are responsible for a $40.00 late fee and $10.00 every month after that you have a past due balance or have not set up a payment.

4. Veterans’ Benefits

Financial benefits are available for veterans. Please contact Veteran Services for more details.

Click here for Steps to Become an RRCC Student.


RRCC Scholarship Information


  1. To be eligible for RRCC scholarships or awards, you must be a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or a DACA/ASSET recipient; and a legal Colorado resident.
  2. Apply for admission to Red Rocks Community College.
  3. Applicable scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid Office and the Red Rocks Community College Foundation. Each of these scholarships has different criteria and deadlines, but all are available to qualified RRCC students. Additionally, eligible new and current Red Rocks students may qualify for various forms of financial aid options.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available in high school counseling offices (as of October 1st of each year) or online at is external)
  5. Call our Financial Aid Office 303.914.6256 to clarify any questions about financial aid and to ensure you have the correct documentation to complete your file. Financial Aid is located in Student Services at our Lakewood campus and Arvada Campus.
  6. Ensure you meet each applicable deadline for scholarships.  Scholarship deadlines vary, and most applications are due in the spring. The priority deadline to apply for grants, loans, Colorado Scholars scholarships, and work-study is April 15 each year for the upcoming fall semester.
  7. Upon receiving an award, ensure you consistently meet the following criteria:
  • A Red Rocks Community College or Red Rocks Community College Foundation scholarship will only be valid for students enrolled at this college. Red Rocks Community College defines “full-time” enrollment as 12 credit hours per semester. Annual scholarships are defined as fall and spring semesters in the same academic year. Scholarship students who receive need-based financial aid or other additional awards may see a reduction to their original scholarship award.
  • Maintain a RRCC minimum grade point average of 2.0, or higher, as determined by your scholarship requirements. A GPA below 2.0 may result in a scholarship being canceled.  The Financial Aid Office is the first point of contact for all scholarship questions.
  • Red Rocks Community College does not unlawfully discriminate in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, or disability, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Red Rocks Community College also complies with the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1973, sections 503 and 504.

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