Welcome

Andy-DorseyOur priority is to create a superior student experience, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for diverse learners and communities.

We are ready to help.

It starts with how we welcome you to FRCC and continues with the support we provide throughout your academic career.

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 not ready for college-level class work, developmental English and math courses prepare you in one semester. If you need help, we provide tutoring, study skills seminars, math and science help centers, and a number of other support services.

We prepare you for real jobs.

Over 30 programs train students for immediate employment and careers in high-demand fields like Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems, Machining, Manufacturing and Energy Technology, Nursing, and Welding Technology.

We are constantly adding new programs in professions where you can get a good job. In 2016, we started a Surgical Technology Program. We expanded Geographic Information Systems into an associate-degree granting Geospatial Science Program. We are scheduled to open Medical Assisting, Licensed Practical Nursing, and a Law Enforcement Academy in the 2017-18 school year.

Your credits are guaranteed to transfer.

Almost all of our general education courses are guaranteed to transfer to public colleges in Colorado. In fact, we transfer more than 4,000 students per year!

FRCC is the number one transfer institution for Colorado State University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado, and other universities. Our transfer students do as well or better than students who start at universities. You can graduate from FRCC with a degree with designation in one of 28 pathways that are guaranteed to give you junior standing at public colleges and universities in Colorado.

We are nationally known for your success.

FRCC and Colorado State University are among just six “high-performing community colleges and universities” nationwide profiled in a guide to help more students transfer and earn bachelor’s degrees. FRCC was selected because of the high success rates our transfer students have at four-year colleges. In the report, FRCC was recognized for our focus on transfer success and supports for students.

Save a bundle.

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

Superior student experience.

That’s our goal. Here’s how we achieve that:
  • Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and learning.
  • FRCC students come from a wide range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. From high school students to adult students seeking to further their careers, we embrace diversity.
  • Students work with the latest software and computer equipment, and our state-of-the-art facilities ensure teaching is always at the leading edge.
  • Service learning and mentorship programs enhance your experience. Clubs and student activities, including leadership development programs, offer opportunities to lead and learn.
When it comes to creating a superior student experience, FRCC is unmatched. I am excited that you have chosen us as you begin or continue your educational journey.

Andy Dorsey
President
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