2016-2017 Catalog

Welcome to Front Range Community College

FRCC President Andy DorseyOur No. 1 priority is student success. We believe that learning is a partnership among students, faculty, and staff, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for diverse learners and communities. Here are a few of the ways we focus on your success:

We prepare you for the "real world."

Our associate degrees and certificate programs train students for careers in well-established and emerging industries. In 2014, we opened a $10 million Advanced Technology Center with state-of-the-art precision machining equipment. Health Information Technology is preparing students as the health-care industry converts to electronic records. Manufacturing and Energy Technology has a 20-kilowatt steam turbine power plant in a laboratory at the Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus.



Your credits are guaranteed to transfer.

Our general education courses and our Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees are guaranteed to transfer to the colleges of arts and sciences at all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado. You also can graduate from FRCC with a degree with designation in one of 26 pathways that are guaranteed to give you junior standing at public colleges and universities in Colorado. In addition, special statewide transfer agreements guarantee that many credits will transfer in fields such as early childhood education, elementary education, and nursing. With all these transfer opportunities and FRCC's reputation for academic rigor and excellence, it's no wonder FRCC is the number one transfer institution for Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. We also have transfer agreements with Colorado School of Mines, Regis University, and the University of Denver. When you transfer, our studies show that FRCC students do as well at four-year schools as the students who start there.

Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and learning.

Our devoted, highly educated faculty are passionate about teaching and student success. At FRCC, classes are small enough that instructors know your name - and can help you get to where you want to go.

We're cutting-edge.

FRCC's classrooms and labs employ some of the best technology in the state. Students work with the latest software and computer equipment, and our state-of-the-art facilities ensure teaching is always at the leading edge.

We partner with high schools.

Our Gateway to College and College Now programs, which allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously, are just a few examples of FRCC's commitment to helping young students better their lives through education.

Our students come from all walks of life.

FRCC students come from a wide range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. From freshmen coming straight from high school to adult students seeking to further their careers, we embrace diversity.

We'll help you figure it all out.

If you're unsure of what you want to do, our academic advisors will help you determine your goals, choose classes, and plan your career. If you're concerned that you're not ready for college-level class work, redesigned developmental English and math courses prepare you in one semester. A number of those classes are "learning communities" where your teachers and fellow students support you toward success. We also provide tutoring, study skills seminars, math, and science drop-in help centers, and a number of other support services.

At FRCC, you'll save a bundle.

Starting your education at FRCC will save you thousands of dollars in tuition, helping you reach your career and life goals affordably. If you are a Colorado resident, apply for the College Opportunity Fund to cover part of your tuition.

We help you succeed.

FRCC has programs and resources that will help you thrive - and have fun while you're at it. Our service learning and mentorship programs enhance your experience. We also believe that not all learning takes place in the classroom. Clubs and student activities, including leadership development programs, offer opportunities to lead and learn. Talk with a Student Life professional.

On behalf of all of our staff and faculty, I welcome you to Front Range Community College. When it comes to focusing on your success, FRCC is unmatched. I am excited that you have chosen to partner with us as you begin or continue your educational journey.

Andy Dorsey, President