A Faster Way to the Top: Learn Construction Skills in College
With hands-on, lab-based course work leading to over 50 certificates and degrees, the Construction Technology program at Red Rocks Community College offers the most comprehensive construction education in the region.
Areas of emphasis include renewable energy, air conditioning & heating, construction management, electrical, fine woodworking and plumbing. We teach real skills for real jobs.
Students range from high school students looking to jump-start their careers to construction professionals taking an occasional class to upgrade their job skills or add supervision skills to their resume. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings, allowing students to further their education without interrupting their careers.
Transfer agreements with local high school construction trades and math programs in Denver, Jefferson County, Adams County and Boulder encourage high school students to continue their education and training after graduation.
Partnerships with industry organizations encourage working professionals to add to skills they have already acquired. Agreements with groups like IBEW/NECA and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (via Emily Griffith Opportunity School) award college credit towards an Associate of Applied Science degree to craftspeople who have completed apprentice training.
Industry-Savvy Faculty, Diverse Curriculum
Three full-time and forty part-time instructors offer a broad range of courses. By constantly recruiting instructors from the ranks of local construction professionals, the program is able to keep curriculum current with the skills required by industry’s top employers.
Facilities at the college include comfortable meeting and classroom spaces in addition to 18,000 sq ft of lab and shop space.
The more than 70 courses offered each semester cover entry-level-to-advanced skills. Subject matter includes: renewable energy technology, residential electrical installation, fire alarm systems, blueprint reading, hot-water heating systems, international building codes, scheduling, classical guitar and skateboard construction. There’s something for everyone.
For more information, call 303-914-6511 or visit www.rrcc.edu/constructiontech.