The student body is diverse.
More than 8,400 students attend the Larimer Campus each year. About three-quarters attend part time. A total of 18 percent of Larimer students are members of one or more ethnic group. Many students enroll right from high school, so the median age is 20. But about one-quarter 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.
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, Massage Therapy & Holistic Health, Nurse Aide, and Phlebotomy are part of FRCC-Loveland in the Community Learning Center, 800 S. Taft.
We teach guaranteed-transfer courses, Emergency Medical Services, and Medical Assisting at Prospect Center, just off Prospect near Timberline in Fort Collins.
Corporate Solutions is housed at Prospect Center.
In addition to Continuing Education and a Center for Adult Learning at the Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, there is also a Center for Adult Learning at FRCC-Loveland , 800 S. Taft.
The Small Business Development Center is in the Rocky Mountain Innosphere Building, 320 E. Vine Drive, 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.
$32 million in projects keep campus up-to-date.
An expanded Mount Antero reopened in August 2016. Mount Antero was increased in size by about 55 percent to create an improved and expanded student success center and a clear entry point on campus for new and potential students. It was the final project of a $32-million student- and college-funded program to construct new facilities and renovate existing facilities. The other projects:
- 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.
Strong corporate alliances and programs.
Health-care clinicals take place at University of Colorado Health facilities, McKee Medical Center, and Columbine Health Systems. Veterinary Technology has rotations at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 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: Advising, Career, and Counseling; Campus Security and Preparedness; Cashiers; College Now; Financial Aid; Learning Opportunity Center; Outreach and Enrollment Services; Registrar; Student Success Center; Administration
- Blanca Peak: Computer Commons; general classrooms; Dental Assisting; Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources; Nursing; Veterinary Technology; Information Technology
- Redcloud Peak: Art, Music, Theater, Dance, CAD, Interior Design, and Architectural and Building Science
- Maroon Peak: Horticulture and Landscape Technologies
- Challenger Point: Math, general classrooms, lecture auditorium
- Longs Peak Student Center: Home of student activities, cafeteria, Fitness Center, campus store, and student clubs
- Sunlight Peak: Natural Sciences
- Little Bear Peak: Automotive Technology, Manufacturing and Energy Technology, and Welding Technology