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 (EMT) and Nurse Aide programs 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. With our co-enrollment program called College Now, high school students in the Poudre and Thompson school districts students earn both high school and college credit. High school students can enroll in FRCC classes on campus with Campus Select, or in selected high schools with High School Select. Larimer Campus also offers eight career/technical programs just for high school students called Career Pathways. About 400 students enroll each year.
More than the campus at Harmony & Shields.
The Manufacturing and Energy Technology Program has a power plant laboratory to train FRCC students and provide research opportunities for Colorado State University undergraduates and graduate students. The laboratory is at CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus at 430 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.
HVAC, Holistic Health, Nurse Aide, and Phlebotomy are part of FRCC-Loveland in the Community Learning Center, 800 S. Taft.
We teach numerous guaranteed-transfer courses and Paralegal Studies at Prospect Center, just off Prospect near Timberline in Fort Collins.
Corporate Solutions is housed at Prospect Center. There are two locations for Continuing Education. In Fort Collins, The Center for Adult Learning is at the Prospect Center. In Loveland, it 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.
The 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.
Little Bear Peak opened in January 2015 for Automotive Technology, Manufacturing and Energy Technology, and Welding Technology programs. The building has seven classrooms, five lab areas, 16 faculty offices, and student lobby and lounge. See the image gallery. The opening was the first phase of a $32-million campus-wide construction and renovation project.
Blanca Peak and Redcloud Peak projects opened in August 2015. Veterinary Technology and Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources are in new quarters in Blanca Peak. Redcloud Peak has become an arts and design center, housing Art, Music, Theater, Dance, CAD, Interior Design, and Architectural and Building Science. Mount Antero is next in line for expansion and renovation to give more space to student services and activities.
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. Manufacturing 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: Architecture and Building Science, Computer-Aided Design, Health, Dental Assisting, Nursing, Communication, Hospitality, Interior Design, Learning Opportunity Center, Information Technology
- Redcloud Peak: Mathematics, general classrooms
- Maroon Peak: Veterinary Technology, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Horticulture and Landscape Technologies
- Challenger Point: Math, general classrooms, lecture auditorium
- Longs Peak Student Center: Home of student activities, cafeteria, Fitness Center, bookstore, and student clubs
- Sunlight Peak: Opened in fall 2010, home to Natural Sciences.
- Little Bear Peak: Opened in spring 2015, home to Automotive Technology, Manufacturing and Energy Technology, and Welding Technology