The student body is diverse.
More than 9,700 students attend the Larimer Campus each year. About two-thirds attend part time. A total of 15 percent of Larimer students are members of one or more ethnic group. Many students enroll right from high school, so the median age is 21.5. But about one-third of our students are 26 or older.
Top transfer destinations.
Many students come to FRCC before transferring. Larimer’s top transfer destination is our friend down Shields Street, Colorado State University. Next is the University of Northern Colorado.
Transfer students & guaranteed-transfer agreements.
Your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is guaranteed to transfer to the colleges of arts and sciences at all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado.
Our transfer students are prepared for the next step.
They do as well or better than students who start at a four-year institution. And there also are special transfer agreements with Colorado School of Mines, Regis University, and others.
Nationally accredited career/technical training is top-notch.
Students come here for top-notch career/technical education. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Nurse Aide prorgrams are state-accredited. Other programs or certificates are nationally accredited, including:
High school students can choose various career/technical programs.
Some students are still in high school. Our co-enrollment program is called College Now. With co-enrollment, students earn both high school and college credit. Larimer has eight career/technical programs just for high school students called College Now-Career Pathways. About 400 students enroll each year.
High school students in the Poudre and Thompson school districts also can enroll in FRCC classes on campus or in selected district high schools.
More than the campus at Harmony & Shields.
- The Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology Program and Colorado State University are collaborating on a power plant laboratory that will provide training for FRCC students and research opportunities for CSU undergraduates and graduate students. The laboratory will be housed at CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus at 430 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. It is expected to be operational for fall semester 2014.
- HVAC, Holistic Health, Nurse Aide, and Phlebotomy are in the Community Learning Center in Loveland.
- We teach numerous guaranteed-transfer courses and Paralegal Studies at Prospect Center, just off Prospect near Timberline in Fort Collins.
- Corporate Solutions and Continuing Education also are housed at Prospect Center.
- The Center for Adult Learning in Fort Collins is at the Prospect Center. In Loveland, the center is at the Loveland Community Life Center, 1511 E. 11th St.
- The Small Business Development Center is in the Rocky Mountain Innosphere Building, 320 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins.
- We have classes in Stargazer Observatory in the Observatory Village housing development in southeast Fort Collins.
- Culinary Arts-Chef Program, one of the College Now-Career Pathways offerings, is taught at Fossil Ridge High School.
Library on campus.
Harmony Library is a joint-use library with the Poudre River Public Library District, meaning it’s both the college library and a public library.
Construction, renovations keep campus up to date.
Sunlight Peak opened in October 2010 with 10 state-of-the-art science labs. Challenger Point, which previously housed science labs and classrooms, then received a major renovation to office and classroom areas.
A new building to house Integrated Technology programs is scheduled to open in January 2015. Renovations to improve academic and Student Life areas are planned to Mount Antero, Redcloud Peak, Maroon Peak, and Blanca Peak.
Strong corporate alliances and programs.
Health-care clinicals take place at Poudre Valley Hospital, McKee Medical Center, and Columbine Health Systems. Veterinary Technology has rotations at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Village Homes' Observatory Village is where Stargazer Observatory is located. Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology was developed in partnership with more than two dozen organizations in northern Colorado and has a new power plant laboratory partnership with CSU.
Campus buildings are named after Colorado's 14ers.
FRCC Larimer Campus occupies 47 acres situated at Harmony Road and Shields Street in Fort Collins. The campus has 195,000 square feet of space in eight buildings buildings (before the latest construction and renovation projects are completed). Click to see each building's layout and room numbers:
- Mount Antero: Student Services, Administration, Arts programs
- Blanca Peak: Integrated Technology, Health, Nursing, Communication, Hospitality, Learning Opportunity Center, Information Technology
- Redcloud Peak: Mathematics, Automotive Technology, Welding Technology, general classrooms
- Maroon Peak: Veterinary Technology, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Horticulture and Landscape Technologies
- Challenger Point: General classrooms, lecture auditorium
- Longs Peak Student Center: Home of student activities, cafeteria, Fitness Center, bookstore, and student clubs
- Harmony Library: Joint-use facility of FRCC and the Poudre River Public Library District.
- Sunlight Peak: Opened in fall 2010, home to Natural, Applied, and Environmental Sciences