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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

About Us

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

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Where We Excel

Our core competencies are a true reflection of who we are and what we care about. Our people and our community are at the heart of these values and are what drive us to success. Join our team and be part of something extraordinary.


We pride ourselves on our reputable first-class education. We are deeply dedicated to constantly improving it, enhancing it, and molding it so we can lead our students down a path of success.


Our faculty is incredibly knowledgeable and distinguished in their field. They are exemplary educators and we are thrilled to have them on our team.


We empower our staff to be their very best. This builds a well-informed and passionate work force that further strengthens our organization.


We take the label “community college” very seriously. We see the community as our partner and we engage with them through outreach programs, fun events, and charitable causes.

Why It Works

Our culture begins with our leadership team and is sustained by our faculty and staff. Our leaders are approachable and accessible. We believe our values are what makes us successful. It’s not unusual for our president to walk the hallways and greet everyone by name. Plus, our leadership team keeps their calendars available so anyone can make an appointment. We strongly believe that this spirit of collaboration and inclusivity is what makes us successful.

Where We Are...

Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, and Denver

Our stunning campuses in Lakewood and Arvada are some of our greatest highlights. Inspiration is never far off when you’re living and working in this beautiful Rocky Mountain region. The Lakewood, Arvada, and surrounding Denver metropolitan region offer an exciting array of cultural events, eclectic dining, and outdoor adventures. The new light rail stations near our campuses makes traveling in the metro area easy and convenient.

How You Will Be Valued and Rewarded

We recognize that our employees are one of the most important elements that lead to our success so we reward them with an inimitable total rewards package. Beyond our traditional benefits, we want you to enjoy these additional perks. We want to give you the opportunity to be successful in your work-life.

Rewards Package

Whatever role you are in, we’ve got you covered with a great rewards package. Check out the link below for more info.

Employee Recognition

When you do great work, you should be recognized for it. We have programs in place to do just that. It’s our way of saying “Thank you!”

Tuition Reimbursment

We understand the value of education and professional development. We encourage our employees to be lifelong learners.

Flexible Workplace

Work/life balance is important. We understand the unique needs of the 21st century workforce, and provide many avenues to allow for flexibility.

PERA Retirement

Check out www.copera.org for more information regarding our retirement plan.

Wellness Program

We are committed to promoting wellness among our employees and our community. Benefit from onsite fitness center, fitness classes, free counseling sessions, wellness events, and more.